Open faced casting reels (Side Cast Reels, Spinning Reels, and Spin Cast Reels) put a half twist in every coil of line that comes off the spool when casting. Alvey addresses this problem, and other causes of line twist, by recommending the use of a small swivel in front of the terminal tackle. Ball bearing and bead chain swivels that are rated no more than twice the line test work best. In addition, the larger the diameter of the Alvey Side Cast Reel the less line twist because of the long length of line in each coil coming off the spool. Alvey Side Cast Reels do not cause line twist when the drag is being taken out, unlike spinning and spin cast reels. There are times when you will still get line twist due to strong currents and wave action. With the large line capacity of the Alvey reel you can remove the twisted length of line and still have more than enough capacity for the next outing.