Avet Reels

Thinking about buying an avet reel, probably a SX or a MXJ.  So has anyone got one and what are your thoughts on them?

Going to be used for a bit of jigging and shallow water bottom fishing, and was also thinking of getting one off ebay which is a factory blem and quite a lot cheaper.

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doesn't sound to good, did

Fri, 2007-11-02 14:18

doesn't sound to good, did warranty cover it?

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Have heard good reports but

Fri, 2007-11-02 14:34

Have heard good reports but to be Honest ive heard quite alot more negatives so that put me off.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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I have a avet

Fri, 2007-11-02 15:10

I have a avet mxj 6.3:1 that I bought off ebay, certainly the cheaper way to go it even came with free power pro braid. I was using mine for bottom bouncing with 300m 50lb braid and backing, it was a upgrade from the old heavy TLD 25.
For what you pay I think they are a great little reel, I have down graded that and use my accurate for bottom bashing now but am planning on re spooling it with 30lb for light jigging outfit. Only downside I found was that the handle seems too short for me as i dont like the small cranking diametre and the internal gearing wasnt quite ballsy enough for me for bringing up fish from 90mtr's.

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pass!

Fri, 2007-11-02 15:37

Hi Dean,

I stoped stocking Avett after they had quality issues. As "no worries" stated re collapsed bearings, yep the bearings aren't up to the standard they should. The drag cant handle heavy stuff and the drag is high maintainence. The SX is very small for bottom fishing imo and i used to own one, sold it as it stuffed up after "just buying it". Honsu insisted in buying it off me to fix up and he's had issues also, he's gonna get rid of it now.

Ive got some other reels coming in soon, similar to the MXJ size, i can call ya when they come in!


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Thanks for commentsWell they

Fri, 2007-11-02 17:07

Thanks for comments
Well they don't sound the best so will pass on those, accurate look nice but are $$$.

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Yeah thought about them and

Fri, 2007-11-02 17:31

Yeah thought about them and saltiga's, but would prefer a lever drag.

Might wait for Penn LD torques to come out as my dad has the 300TQ and is a nice reel, but find them a bit stiff to wind. 

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alutecnos cheerssam

Fri, 2007-11-02 17:37

alutecnos

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i'll

Fri, 2007-11-02 17:43

I'll PM ya when the Alutecnoss and the other one comes through mate.....nice stuff!


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Yeah had a quick look,

Fri, 2007-11-02 17:45

Yeah had a quick look, bloody expensive sam.  Better put some overtime into kmart

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I still got the Avet SX and

Fri, 2007-11-02 23:14

I still got the Avet SX and have since modified it abit but still a high maintenance reel. Not really worth the money, more so from Ebay. If you want a reel for jigging and bottom bouncing as well as running heavy drag day in day out, I suggest you look at star drag reels, such as Toriums, Saltist, even the smaller Tyrnos.

I thought you have a Torque to jig with??


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Yeah a torque 300, but the

Sat, 2007-11-03 06:44

Yeah a torque 300, but the problem is my dad has got a hold of it all the time, so I don't use it much.

They are a good reel, so I might get another smaller one.  Why do you recommend star drag reels?

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Torque

Sat, 2007-11-03 14:33

Very suprised to hear that about the Torque Dean. Mine has been near on faultless since purchase and has seen some good fish and tough conditions already. Personally I would have gone the lever drag though, I'm just not a big fan of star drags. Having said that, I'm not complaining with what I've got.

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Yeah, im not sure if there

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:02

Yeah, im not sure if there is something wrong with the reel or if that is just how it is geared.  But compared to my 975csld it is a lot stiffer to wind.

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Stiffer

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:14

I think youll find its just the high gear ratio causing it to feel like that Dean. Is to do with high ratio and heavy dead weight of the sinker.
Ive got both those same reels and mine are the same way. Nothing wrong with them tho.

Was eyeing off a Penn Inter 16VSX the other day to use for my deepwater stuff for that reason.

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Yeah well my dad was tossing

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:28

Yeah well my dad was tossing up whether to go a trq 300 or the 16vsx but went the Trq, they are nice to use and pull in fast just needs more effort, they pump out some nice drag aswell.

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Torque

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:34

I have no problem with mine Dean. Love it actually. Only looking at the 16VSX as an extra for when I fish 200m+. The torque has been fine for everything else. The torque is much lighter too hold too which helps.

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Yeah, have used a 30vsw when

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:38

Yeah, have used a 30vsw when one reel lost a lot of line, and that was the only spare.  not very comfortable to bottom fish with, do you know if the 100trq would be as stiff to wind? 

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Probably

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:49

Probably will. I use a 200 and they are all the same gear ratio. Its only the size that varies.

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yeah, ohwell something to

Sat, 2007-11-03 19:51

yeah, ohwell something to think about.
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