Alvey 650A5 Side Cast Reel
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.
Always a contender for the world's
long-distance casting record, Alvey reels
cast like an open-face spinning reel, then
turn 90° for quick and easy retrieve. All
offer unbelievably long casts, fast
retrieves, a smooth disc drag, large
counter-balanced handle and a fiberglass
spool.Available:500/C5: Stainless steel
back, fiberglass spool, star drag with
multi-plate clutch. Uses: Light saltwater,
steelhead and salmon. 500/BCXL:
Graphite back, fiberglass spool, right- or
left-hand convertible, auto fish alert and
graduated lever drag. Uses: Light
line-casting. 550/C5: Stainless steel
back, large-capacity fiberglass spool,
multi-plate clutch with on/off lever and
fish alert ratchet. Uses: Heavy-duty surf,
pier and boat casting. 600, 650/BCXL:
Graphite back, fiberglass spool,
multi-plate clutch, graduated lever drag,
and on/off lever to disengage
anti-reverse. Uses: 600BCXL light-line
surfcasting and estuaries; 650BCXL light
to medium surfcasting. 650/C5: Stainless
steel back, fiberglass spool, multi-plate
clutch, star drag, on/off switch to
disengage anti-reverse and fish alert
ratchet. 700/C5: Stainless steel back,
fiberglass spool, multi-plate clutch, star
drag, on/off lever disengages the
anti-reverse and fish alert. Uses:
Medium- to heavy-duty surfcasting.
The Alvey family has produced
quality crafted fishing reels in
Australia since 1920. The
Alvey family still owns the
business and actively
participates in the manufacture
and designs of today's
extensive range of Alvey reels.
These are built to give anglers
the best value for money
tackle you can purchase.
Alvey Reels - Most Alvey reels use what is commonly
known as a sidecast fishing action which means the reel
is turned sideways to cast. Alvey’s unique sidecast
system is very easy to master, and once mastered you will
be casting like a champion. Alvey reels have the capability
of casting so far that the late Jack Alvey actually won a
long distance casting medal at the ‘International Casting
Dual ball bearings, graphite construction with Easy Cast
System for right or left hand operation makes this our most
popular float fishing reel. A spool lock device on the back
of the reel allows you to stop the ultra free running spool
turning when you are changing fishing locations or when
you have finished fishing for the day. The pressure from a
slow current movement on a float should be enough to
take line off a float fishing reel and our ball bearing reels
allow this to happen. A broad rounded lip on the spool of
the  reels allows fingertip control to release or recover line
and move your float. The handles are usually only used
when fighting and landing your fish.
For Freshwater and Light Saltwater.
Light weight reel with graphite frame and
backplate and 5″ diameter fiberglass
spool. Multi-disc lever drag system and
spool tension adjustment. Reel weight
14 1/2 oz. and capacity for up to 500
yards of 12 lb. test line. Matches with
the Alvey Models AL500 and AL550 rod,
or rods from 7 to 9 feet that have a
foregrip that allows you to hold the rod
in front of the reel.

A unique feature to Alvey Side Cast
Reels, this model has a button switch to
easily change from right hand retrieve to
left hand retrieve.

This reel also has a cam lock design for
turning the spool (no levers to push) and
can be used with the “Easycast” system
This reel incorporates the Easy Cast System and is a
slightly different version of the 500BC using a graduated
lever drag to control your clutch settings when fighting a
good fish. The auto fish alert sounds if the spool turns
backwards and the clutch can be disengaged from the
back of the reel if required. The lever system gives you a
visible reference to your drag or clutch setting.

Left handed reels are available.
spool diameter: 150mm (6”)
line capacity: 500m/7kg
weight: 678g
rod size: 3 – 3.6m
The strong graphite back with the metal side cast system,
and the injection moulded fibre glass spool help keep the
weight down. 650A5 has full time anti-reverse and lever
control clutch which will control line taken by large fish. Fish
alert switch is also on the back. Ideal fishing reels for tailor,
Fibreglass spool
Graphite back
Lever drag
Metal side cast system
Ultra smooth multi-plate clutch
Fish alert  
spool diameter: 165mm (6 ½”)
line capacity: 650m/9kg
weight: 922g
to suit rod size: 3.3 – 4.8m