Can an Alvey Reel be used for fishing with Soft Plastic lures?

Alvey Reels are ideal to use with soft plastics. Because the Alvey Reel offers a 1:1 retrieve ratio and provides positive feel through your index finger, you will feel the slightest bites. Soft Plastics are usually fished slowly and the Alvey 1:1 ratio means you know exactly how quickly your plastic is ‘swimming’. The other benefit is that once connected you will have maximum winding power. Alvey recommend the use of a small swivel a short distance from the plastic to reduce any tendency for line twist.

A tip when fishing plastics is to always keep the line tight (no bowing). This means that when you lift the rod tip to provide lure action, always wind up the slack as you drop the rod tip for next movement. Always ensure you are fishing the lightest possible jig head for the prevailing conditions.

Because the styles of Soft Plastics vary considerably it is advisable to ask your local tackle shop about rigging at the time of purchase.

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