kingie chaser

Show us your Alvey's. Aussie to the bones & proud of it!

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Yeah, the polyurethane job on the reel is poorly done. Put on way to thick leaving a dimpled finish and too glossy in my opinion.

I'll sand it back until smooth and refinish in semi gloss estapol.

The tackle boxes are quite collectable and can fetch big money for a good one. I got this one for a pittance really.

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I have a few including a cedar spool job but here is the latest Christmas present...IMG_1317.thumb.jpg.55377cca1eae0065b77466ae0c5d71af.jpgIMG_1318.thumb.jpg.ba36a02996a7cebe1d53483404cbb1d1.jpg

 

... I ordered this when I though Alvey were going under but now it seems the rush of orders and a little restructuring has revived them indefinitely.

Cheers

 

Jim

 

 

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1 hour ago, fragmeister said:

I have a few including a cedar spool job but here is the latest Christmas present...IMG_1317.thumb.jpg.55377cca1eae0065b77466ae0c5d71af.jpgIMG_1318.thumb.jpg.ba36a02996a7cebe1d53483404cbb1d1.jpg

 

... I ordered this when I though Alvey were going under but now it seems the rush of orders and a little restructuring has revived them indefinitely.

Cheers

 

Jim

 

 

Mad colours on the new reels Jim! Probably last until Alvey's bicentenary ! Great idea with laser etching

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I received a 100 year, centenary  reel yesterday. Limited edition #84 of 200.

One beautiful reel and the cedar spool is immaculate. 

Sadly the photos don't do it justice.

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The handle plates are in the shape of the Alvey logo. 

I'd love to use it, but its going in the display. I figure if I ever need sell it, I should easily get my money back.

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1 hour ago, mrsswordfisherman said:

Here is a link to the history of the reels.

If you have Facebook and 20 mins have a look

That’s a great video of the iconic family business, I hope they do well into the future 

ps. Looks like someone might’ve added another reel to there collection 

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On 2/13/2020 at 10:16 AM, Green Hornet said:

I received a 100 year, centenary  reel yesterday. Limited edition #84 of 200.

One beautiful reel and the cedar spool is immaculate. 

Sadly the photos don't do it justice.

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WOW, that is an amazingly detailed bit of timber & obviously it should never see the sea.

With anything commemorative its all about keeping it in its original state imo but that's where the appreciation is not it its use but the history.

Again not that I have the spare coin atm but cant even find where to try & get one 😥

 

A very cool bit of gear to have in the cabinet & keep for the next couple of generations 😀

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2 hours ago, mrsswordfisherman said:

Here is a link to the history of the reels.

If you have Facebook and 20 mins have a look

That is something that I have been looking forward to seeing.

A showcase of a history & also a vision for the future.

 

While I don't need any new gear right now my next reel purchase will be one of their spinning models.  

They look every bit as good or if not better than anything coming out of Japan or anywhere else by foreign companies!

 

I am just glad these guys didn't go under but we all need to support local industry here so hope we all get behind them & also that much needed export market opens new doors for them.

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13 hours ago, kingie chaser said:

 

Again not that I have the spare coin atm but cant even find where to try & get one 😥

 

 

The majority of these reels were sold on pre-order. The few that weren't were snapped up very quick.

They are also producing a carbon / titanium, limited edition sidecast reel (500) but I don't know the release date.

The orbiter spin reels are getting some very positive reviews, plus Alvey are set to release a range of overheads as well.

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