Originally Posted by balogand
So how do you guys feel about them? They look great. I am going to go ahead and pick up a 7/8 I think. I don't have much to compare it to however. I have had a few orvis reels of older vintage, and a pretty nice redington. Nothing in this size and large arbor except for my recent purchase of a sage 1680.
i can only speak of the XL sense i havent got my alpha yet but man i can tell you that the XL is amazing. they are very smooth and sturdy reels. from what i have seen of the alphas' design they look like they will be even better. you will not be disappointed by no means