I have been using Alvey Side Cast reels for more years than I care to remember . One question I am often asked is “what is the best line for them ?”
I tried a few brands over the years including Maxima , Daiwa and Ande . They all performed ok but I felt they were too stiff and springy and inclined to " birds nest " during casts .
About 8 years ago , on a friends advice , I tried the Sunline Float 11 line . From the start I was impressed with its suppleness and and abrasion resistance qualities . It is not cheap but it is well worth the money if you are an Alvey user . It is manufactured in Japan by Siglon,
Another line I really like for the Alveys is Asso Float line . It is an Italian product that is rather hard to find in the shops these days but online searches can usually find it . It is up there with the Sunline but unless on sale can be quite pricey .
There are a lot of brands of lines out there . I will definitely be spooling one of my Alveys with the locally manufactured Platypus Lo - Stretch line . When I do I will let you know the pros and cons of it .I am impressed with it on my spinning reels .