<font color='#0000FF'>Good Day all, buying off the net is all very well if you research and know exactly what you want! I quite fancied trying out the "Alvey sidecaster" and without reading all the schpeel on the dimensions of it, ended up ordering the "650", whow! never seen a reel so big! 6 inch accross the front and 7 1/4 at the back,------ ANYBODY else got one?----hope I aint gunna get laughed off the beach, May try it today at Eastbourne if there 's no one around, and I have the strength to lift it.----Be Lucky...Rob
Thanks for your input guys, Fish:Fan: Mike jr, Macky 1 I'm not too clever yet at casting as I've just got back into sea fishing after 20yrs + but this "ALVEY SIDECASTER" certainly made up for my inadaquacies, and would imagin in the hands of an experienced angler would be the ultimate casting machine. However, because I did'nt load it -(600m @20lb with sufficiant tension, I experienced coils of line slipping off the rim as I made a cast, and although I took a couple of hiundred meters off to try and rectify the problem, I never did get to the source. So had to remove the lot and rewind it all on again, this time I wound 350m laying it mainly at the back of the spool, and then "gradually" laid to the front with the remainder. tried it yesterday and no more problems, dunno how far I cast it but it was definiteley twice as far as I've ever cast before, with fixed spool or multiplyer.