The design and manufacturing process of Albacore reels stems from a collaborative effort involving all of the staff at Alutecnos, a commitment aimed not only at improving the technological content, but also at paying attention to design. The result is a product that stands out for aesthetic and technical aspects, with outstanding attention to details. Such details include the infinite “antireverse” system (applied to trolling reels for the first time), but also the frontal cam and lock release button for placing the automatically rearming gear lever into “free” or “full” mode, five bearings and gears made from tempered stainless steel (guarantee further resistance from corrosion), the system for anchoring the reel to the rod robust and reliable (using four anchor screws) or the drag washer made from the latest carbon composite (appropriately protected to ensure smooth and consistent use during the most intense battles, and the occurrence of stick-slip is virtually eliminated). All of the aluminium parts have been buffed, ultrasonically cleaned, polished and anodized. All of the parts, moreover, have been machined from bars using cnc working processes and are subjected to rigorous dimensional and quality control checks. Particular attention is paid to processing cycles (and the careful selection of the highest quality of raw materials and components available) leads to a technically perfect product. The special assembly technique used permits all screws, made exclusively from stainless steel Aisi 316, to be loosened even after long periods in harsh marine environments. The graphics are applied using computerised laser technology. All models are available from 6 to 80/130 lbs, in the right-hand and left-hand version. These technical characteristics and attention to every detail combine to make the Albacore reel a unique and reliable product. The carefully chosen simplicity and ease of operation makes for a unique and highly competitive product.