Since 1920 Alvey Side Cast Reels have offered the angler the efficiency and long distance casting of an open faced spool with the simplicity and durability of a centerpin revolving spool reel. Just turn the reel to face forward for casting and back again for the retrieve. The large diameter spools allow more line to fly off with each coil with the minimum of friction. The revolving spool retrieve provides the control and power to subdue even the largest fish. Combine that with one of the smoothest large diameter multi-disc drag systems available on the market, or try it the more sporting way without a drag system. We offer the reels both ways.