Whilst the cost of the Alivio FA range maybe very affordable the quality is definitely not cheap. The high performance aluminium spool has immense strength. The special shaped rotor turns with unbelievable smoothness, and the one ball bearing and one roller bearing work together in perfect harmony with the gears to give a performance you will never find at this price from any other manufacturer. The front drag gives beautifully precise line control when playing hard fighting large fish. At a beginners price you have a strong and reliable reel that will perform extremely well for a long time.
Lightweight Graphite body, aluminium spool, front drag with up to 8kg of drag power (10000 FA) and left or right hand retrieve make the Shimano Alivio reel the ideal reel for light to medium surf fishing. Other features include Dyna balanced rotor for smooth feel oscillation, varispeed gear and line lay to assist line management and casting, Power Roll II and Super Stopper II anti-reverse. Trouble free design with one internal bearing and 1 roller bearing.