Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

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Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:10 pm

As an extremely loyal Alvey user & customer, it's with great sadness I post this message by Bruce Alvey. :(

Quote by Alvey Reels Australia's Director & Owner (Bruce Alvey) -

To our wonderful customers over many, many years. It is with great sadness I have to announce that Alvey Reels Australia will be closing down.
Our manufacturing facility at Carole Park has served us well since 1978 but sales of our reels are now so low they can not generate the income required to keep the business going.
Our loyal and skilled staff have kept the quality of our products very high and we are proud of this reputation as being the toughest reel on the market.
So I would like to sincerely thank all our staff, many who are very long term employees for their support even now during this very sad time as we wind the business down.
We still have substantial stocks to be distributed to retailers and we will endeavour to support warranties and spare parts for our products as long as we can.
Thank you again for your support as an Alvey user, it is you that has kept us in business for the past 97 years.
Kindest Regards,
Bruce Alvey
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby nmgar » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:24 pm

That is really sad to hear. They are an iconic Aussie reel and will be sorely missed

I don't own an Alvey though I saw a couple of old ones at a market in Pakenham on Sunday that I was tempted by.

They were in poor condition unfortunately and I have no skill in refurbishment.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby purple5ive » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:25 pm

I seen the news and thought of you first. You seem to use them a bit from your pics you have posted.
What a shame and so close to 100 years.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:35 pm

purple5ive wrote:I seen the news and thought of you first. You seem to use them a bit from your pics you have posted.
What a shame and so close to 100 years.


Yeah, i use them a bit alright almost 99% of the time, I simply love em'. This is really sad news for fisho's like me, I guess I will have to stock up on some more spare parts.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Boonanza » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:47 pm

Another great Australian business closing down very sad to hear :(
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby rb85 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:55 pm

A sad day for the Australian tackle industry and another nail in the coffin of manufacturing in this country.

In the case of Alvey reels the closure would be due to a design thats no longer modern. Although they are still great in the right applications.



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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Fish-Hunter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:01 pm

Boonanza wrote:Another great Australian business closing down very sad to hear :(


I have purchased many new Alvey's over the years, Bruce Alvey once even admitted, it's bad business practice when the product you manufacture last's a life time & never needs replacing even when used in heavy surf sand & salt water.
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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Kimtown » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:16 pm

Fish-Hunter wrote:
purple5ive wrote:I seen the news and thought of you first. You seem to use them a bit from your pics you have posted.
What a shame and so close to 100 years.


Yeah, i use them a bit alright almost 99% of the time, I simply love em'. This is really sad news for fisho's like me, I guess I will have to stock up on some more spare parts.

My Alvey's below -
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What are these type of old school reels called? Haven't seen them in years but started posting here and everyone's using them from bait fishing in rivers, to surf fishing?

What's the advantage to them? They don't look as though they would have a drag system?

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby hornet » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:20 pm

Your kidding right ? you never heard of Alvey ?

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Re: Alvey Reels Australia Closing Down

Postby Trumpeter » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:25 pm

Fish-Hunter what model are you using on your boat rods for Snapper, 500 C5's ?



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