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Looks tippy!!
 

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It needs a Bluetooth connection to your cell phone with an app to keep up with which side you casted from the last time. It would not take me long before I realize I forgot which side I used last cast. I have fished for decades and never realized I had a problem with positive and negative spin.
 

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A great twist to the legendary Alvey reels......hes got some bugs to work out ,but when he gets it right imo ,it will be a contender ........
 

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I saw this a few years ago. An old design in a new reel.
 

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I think the side plates are off for the demo.

Gotta have side plates to keep sand and stuff out as well as keeping lube in.

From what I read in literature I picked up at ICAST, he is working on bugs and acceppting constructive criticism.

I don't see how he is going to make it lighter or less bulky.

I fish with a Penn Sargus 2000, a tiny little reel. I like ths size and weight more every time I pick up a larger reel. I catch an occasional Tarpon on it but, when seeking Tarpon with spinning Tackle, I pick up a Sargus 4000 which is more than adequate for really big Tarpon from a yak or boat.
 

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Help me out with my thinking.

If you cast the line on a typical spinning reel out with say, 20 RH twists in the line, won't retrieving the line put 20 LH twists back in it, making it a "0" line twist? The only time I've seen any twisting problem is when you are reeling with no line retrieval, AKA reeling over the drag.
 

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Help me out with my thinking.

If you cast the line on a typical spinning reel out with say, 20 RH twists in the line, won't retrieving the line put 20 LH twists back in it, making it a "0" line twist? The only time I've seen any twisting problem is when you are reeling with no line retrieval, AKA reeling over the drag.
I see what you are saying.....I used to wonder why all the bass guys
used baitcasters until I tried plastic worm fishing.....the twist problems started to show up after 30 cast or so and I would have to let the worm spin it out in the air....baitcaster straight out straight in =no twist....
but ease of throwing lightweight lures into the wind goes to a spinning setup,but line is put at a 90 degree angle which is not ideal for drag pulling
fish....line roller must be functional,etc.....this guy is combining the two reels for their better attributes.....
With high gear ratio spinning reels the twist will show up ......
When cobia fishing...after a long battle and extraordinary line twist, I just let out 50-75yds behind the boat and go back searching....5-10 minutes of this will straighten things out......
 

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That design took up a lot of that engineers time when he was supposed to be working on something else.

I'm happy that there are people like that. C Type personalities. I think he's on to something. I've never studied the problem just have my methods of correcting after the fact. I'm not sure you are going to get all that 'twist' if you are retrieving in a conventional reel position? Don't see the need for flipping and flopping the reel.
 

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I don't like it. I'm thinking, If it's not broke, Don't fix it. Add a little salt spray in with a heavy drag for offshore use and that thing craps out on the second trip.

None for me, thanks.
 

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I'll stick w/ what I use....
 

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Way to complicated for my blood. KISS.
 

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I didn't see a level wind in the straight retrieve position? Use fingers maybe? I love my Shimano calcutta 401 it's my all purpose reel trout red fish snapper cobia mingo trigger tarpon I'm mean it's a beast lol. He had a cool thought I hope it works out for him.
 
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