Other Big Bids By Opener
Never reverse with a 5-5 hand.
With equal-length suits, always open the higher ranking suit first, even with 17+ points.
There are other ways to show big hands:
♠ K J 7 6 5 North South
♥ A K Q J 9 1♠ 1NT
♦ A 6 3♥
Don’t open 1♥, and then bid your spades just to reverse.
That would show longer hearts than spades.
A jump shift shows it all.
Other strong bids by opener: A jump in his suit or partner's suit (17-18 points) or a jump in NT (18-19 points).