In the unlikely event that you find a
lower price than what we offer, every day..., by
an authorized dealer,
upon confirmation we'll beat that price - guaranteed!
- applies to new, current inventory, from real dealers,
not applicable to closeouts or re-furbs
Please visit us at Toro Tamer's booth at the show. And, please note our ad in Western Outdoor news for our shop hours and
specials... Both Huntington Beach and San Diego shops
will be having our largest sale of the year
Wednesday through Sunday with savings from 20% to 70% off. Store hours are 11am
Next bit of news...
Red Avet's have been exclusive to CharkBait for about 10 years time.
We supplied the color swatch for the reels, we controlled that
color. We would order in groups of 50 or more pieces at a time, and
they'd be produced to our needs. We do the same thing with Accurate.
Well, the person doing the anodizing for Avet is family, and she
made a mistake, produced back up stock which was not requested or
ordered by us. As a result Avet was sitting on about 200K worth of
reels, and asked if we'd mind them selling them to others. Frankly,
I'd have rather kept our exclusive, but I can also see their problem
and we are not afraid of competition, we welcome it. Other dealers
have sold the same color reels as we did (with one exception), and
we still were Avet's largest dealer in the world for the past 10
years, that wasn't the result of a color, it was the result of value
and service. Going along with this, other colors that at one time
were exclusive such as gunmetal and green are not longer restricted.
To order from this page just make your
selections and click on the "Add to Cart" button
or the "Buy" link. If you run into
difficulties please make use of our toll-free
line and give us a call. Our phone numbers, fax
and email addresses are posted at the
bottom of this page.
Orders over $150 are shipped
FREE!* Orders less than $150 are billed for shipping. Upon placing your order you'll receive an
immediate confirmation via email. You are not billed at that time, the
confirming email may not reflect oversize or
overweight charges or other issues requiring
direct contact. We process
orders manually, preferring to have a human
actually check things over and contact you
should there be questions. Within 24
hours of placing your order you will receive a
follow-up email confirmation and final invoice (pdf doc) reflecting your total charges
(Monday-Friday). You are not billed until we actually send you your final invoice.
Orders shipped to CA addresses will have California Sales Taxes applied, out
of state orders are tax free. During the
ordering process you can select expedited
shipping if required.
(Within the USA
we usually ship via Federal Express ground. International,
and oversize/weight items will be billed for
shipping and you will be sent an emailed invoice reflecting total charges
prior to actual billing. We will not ship
without you having had a chance to review the
invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be
accomplished using USPS Priority service, and
our standard shipping cost policy will apply
unless the item ordered does not fit in their
standard size boxes. If additional shipping fees
are required we will contact you.)
with Avet Reels:
FREE SHIPPING, PLUS FREE REEL COVER on all Avet casting reels!
have several excellent special offers going
on right now on Avet's Casting Reel collection:
Additional offers do apply, so please do
check your FREE OFFER OPTIONS - all
reels include a selection of Free Offers:
Your Pick: FREE BRAID,
Premium Quality Pliers, Drag Scale or Lure
choose either FREE offer. Receive either the Pliers
with sheeth and lanyard,
quality gel spun Super Braid spooling with mono topshot,
Drag Scale or Lure Assortment at no additional charge.
Offers represent a value of $50 or more
depending upon reel selected. If you'd like more information about the
freebies, please click their respective images
to be taken to our accessory page.
You will note we have MANY spooling
options. We are not trying to confuse
folks with all the options, we're trying
to give you choices based on your needs.
If you need some help deciding please
call or email us. Different fishing
situations may require different styles
of rigging, and we try to provide you
with choices. In general, when casting
is called for it's recommended to run
300 yards of braid as a backing and then
100 yards or more as a topshot of mono.
If bottom fishing, "reverse" spooling
where the braid is on top is more often
called for. Another style of rigging
gaining popularity for some applications
is use of a shorter mono or fluorocarbon
leader run into a hollow core braid
(in-line rigging) for a knotless
connection. We can do all types, and
provide options for you in the ordering
section of this page. While there is no
one best way, here's a typical use
MAX. DRAG CAPABILITY
up to 20#
up to 10# / 15#
up to 30#
up to 10# / 15#
30 to 40#
30 to 50#
up to 14# / 20#
50 to 60#
offer two versions of Toro Tamer Super
Braided lines, "solid" and 16 Strand
Hollow Core which allows for in-line
knotless rigging. Additionally we now
have 40# test available in two versions.
It should be noted that in the past a
40# option was typically simply a 50#
line that did not meet spec - line
diameters confirmed that fact. The new
Toro Tamer 40# is a unique product and
it's available in two forms. It's a
great option for Avet SX and MX series
reels. The new 40# is available in both
a spliceable 16 and "solid" 8 strand
formats. The big benefit is extended
range of use - either greater capacity
(on an MX series reel) or higher leader
test without sacrifice of capacity (on
an SX). Not that the SX and MX series
reels are best used at 30# and down, and
it's preferable to run a braid that's a
bit higher in line test than the topshot
or leader. So, the new 40 allows an SX
to run up to 30# topper, or an MX to
gain up to 20% in capacity.
note, you will see many spooling options for the reels listed
below. It's not our intent to confuse folks, but you do have
options here unlike some places and we take pride in the fact we
can rig things according to your needs, applications and
preferences. We have been
pioneers in Super Braid / Spectra rigging and we offer a few
methods of rigging the lines together beyond most retailers
capability, including the standard long range Bimini to Albright
knots, Served and Sato connections. We do not use simple
uni-to-uni knots for connecting braid to leader, we take the
time to make a better knot, one that will hold up over time and
deal with larger fish. Simpler knots don't work as well. You can
see videos of what we do on our YouTube channel - CharkBaitUSA.
We can upgrade that connection to one of several options, the
benefit with those connections is that the diameter is thinner
and that allows the line to flow through your rod's guides more
smoothly, has less resistance in the water and is stealthier. If
you have questions regarding rigging, please give us a call or
zap back an email and we can go over things with you. Bottom
line, you have options with us and we're
proud of our staff's ability to rig things
to your needs rather than simply "slapping"
things together. Our knots hold, as does our
We're proud to have
been named Avet's largest retailer
for several years (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and again in 2013). We stock
more models, more gear ratios, more
colors, with more options than any
other dealer, and we've helped
supply more reels to clients
worldwide than any retailer. No smoke and mirrors,
no false promises, we offer the best
deals on the best gear,
and we guarantee it.
is a new entrant into the sportfishing community, and since they arrived
on the scene almost 10 years ago they've well
established themselves and an innovative and
aggressive USA manufacturer of quality fishing
reels for the offshore enthusiast. They are made by
a California machining company, well funded, well designed, and made to
fish! Avet shares a common heritage to Accurate, in terms of
the founding firm's strengths in machining. Avet's primary
has been machining precise components for the medical and fiber
optic field. The firm's owners, two brothers, are avid fishermen with
their own boat (often parked in their plant when not running over
to the channel islands). They've been making reels now for
four years, and they've done a very good job. Each new
series of reels from Avet has filled a real need, and done so
uniquely in terms of their approach and the strength of their
offering. The reels these folks are producing are of high
quality, well machined, and they cast superbly. Their drags are
well designed, long lived, and offer high settings while
maintaining excellent freespool throughout their range of
operation. In terms of price verses
performance and quality, I think you'll agree with me that Avet's
fishing reels are exceptionally good values.
The reels produced by Avet have already
taken some impressive catches. They've taken marlin, big
tuna, and a whole bunch of other fish from coast to coast, and
internationally. The picture,
and fish, above were taken in Panama May '03 by Avet's co-owner
Harry. The yellowfin tuna weighed in at 335#, and was caught
on an EX. The accomplishments of these jewels of machining are
quite impressive. They're a proven product at this
point. With literally hundreds of catches of 200# plus yellowfin
tuna to attest to their reliability. And, they're one of the great
values in reels, too!
CharkBait is proud to be one of Avet's very first retailers,
introducing this wonderful line to the fishing community and working
closely with the manufacturer to ensure the product meets our client's
expectations. We are
also Avet's largest dealer. We buy them from the manufacturer
directly in high quantities,
allowing us the opportunity to offer them to our clients at a true
value. We maintain a huge inventory of all the products we sell. Unlike
some "phantom" sources for fishing gear on the Internet you can have
confidence in your purchases from
CharkBait. You can even visit with us in our shop or call and speak to
a real live person! When we rig up a reel "long range style" we know
what we're talking about and we rig things correctly.
We were the very first on-line retailer of quality sportfishing
gear, almost ten years ago. We
have a physical presence, two retail stores, you can call us seven days a
week, email us, ask us questions. We're all fishing enthusiasts
here, so we're tuned in to what you like to do - fish! We're
also proud to have earned a reputation as the most competitive source for
quality gear. We stock more Avet reels than any other retailer or
distributor of these products. We maintain more models, more colors,
more gear options and more left hand retrieve reels than any dealer in
Over the years we've received many inquiries
about Avets, trying to compare sizes, specs, applications. Not
always easy to cover the questions through the extensive text below.
So, we made a brief video of the Avet line up which may prove
helpful arriving at the right reel for your particular application.
Video: Avet Casting Reels Overview
Available all models
typically stock Avet reels in seven
different flavors, as well at times we add
to that with other colors such as orange
and green (for a total of 9 or more
flavors available in select models. Not all colors are
available in each and every model, for
example gunmetal and black have certain
exclusions. Avet's standard colors are
silver, blue and gold. They do some
limited runs in purple, black and
gunmetal. We go beyond that selection and
commission Avet to produce reels in a
beautiful Candy Apple Red.
Available all models
Available all models
Available all models
Available all models
Available all models
We know more about Spectra spooling than
just about anyone out there. We've been doing it
longer and we've learned and innovated along the way. We are proud to offer
both Izorline and Jerry Brown, Cortland, Momoi and PowerPro Spectra as options
on these fine reels, as well as Blackwater and P-Line braided products. We do not offer inferior
"no-name" spectra. For use as backing, we typically recommend Izorline,
Cortland and Jerry
Brown Spectra for use as backing. These lines are more expensive than the no-name
imitations, and they're much better products. Please remember, the
Spectra will be used for 10 years, or more. Do not be swayed into purchasing an
inferior brand of "super braid." It's a false economy.
There are two basic forms
of Avet reels available, those with standard mechanical "cast
control" and those with true MAGNETIC CAST CONTROL. The standard
model uses a bit of drag to slow the free spinning spool, the
magnetic system employs a magnet's flux to slow a spool that's
spinning too fast. I own both versions of the JX 2 speed, and
after having owned and fished the reels for a few years I can say
in all honesty that the magnetic system does not detract from
casting, it simply adds to my pleasure of fishing. If you are a
spool spinner, and you spin both spools, one with and one without
the feature, you'll note that the cast controlled reel will cease
spinning faster than the non magnetic version. However, if you
spin both spools slowly they'll run the same amount of time.
What's going on? Well, what's happening is simply that the magnets
field is slowing the out of control spool, as it's designed. I've
actually cast my MC version Avet without using my thumb to control
a backlash. That's hard for me to do, since I'm so used to using
my thumb to brake a cast, but I've done it. It's darn close to
unbelievable. If you are new
to saltwater fishing, using a conventional reel, buy the MC
versions. If you are an old
salt, you may not want the feature, but I'll suggest to you that
it's darn worthwhile and a wonderful innovation.
operation you adjust a small dial to adjust the Magnetic system - to the
desired amount of control. For heavier lures or bait move the dial
forward, for less control drop her back. Its a 1-5 scale of control.
The standard reel has no such control, but you can push the lever drag up
one notch to apply a little friction to the spool and thus slow it's
spinning. If properly set up, you can in fact cast the reel without using
your thumb to slow the spool down as your bait hits the water. It's a
great feature, and one that I believe pays it's biggest dividends on the
smaller size reels, since their spools have to spin the most to deliver
casting distance. If you've got a great thumb, you probably don't need the
feature, but if you are new to sportfishing or if you simply want to make
things as easy as possible and avoid backlash-blues, this feature is
something to be excited about.
One other point, all Avet
reels are lever drag, this may be something new
for you. In the past, leverdrag reels were
exclusively used for trolling, they had poor
"freespool" performance. Meaning, the spool was
somewhat restricted, did not spin very well, and
this was not of great concern in the trolling
application. For those fishing bait, on a long
range boat for instance, the strength and line
capacity of a larger leverdrag was required, so
folks had their reels modified to allow better
freespool performance. Cal Sheets was one of the
pioneers in this respect, making a living
upgrading Penn Internationals. Avet turned the
industry upside down by designing a lever drag
reel with excellent freespool performance, reels
capable of casting, yet retaining the inherent
benefits of the more precise lever drag
performance. If you are new to owning a lever
drag reel, please view the following video
explaining how to properly set your drag.
LX and JX Single Speed Reels
with and without MC (magnetic cast control)!
certainly do like Avet reels. We're their largest retailer in the
nation, and have been for some time. It's been a real pleasure
being associated with this firm and watching them grow. Each
generation of reels they introduce improves upon prior products.
They support the owners of their reels through offering updates and
superior factory service.
Avet's single speed LX and JX
reels offer great casting and drag
performance. The enhancements they've made are based upon their
two speed home run reels, the JX and LX two speeds. The new reels
are made to accommodate the higher line tests that many folks have
wanted to fish without modification. Spectra
backing allows us bump up in line test on smaller more comfortable size
fishing reels. The new JX/LX reels will handle 40# line better
than the old models.
They'll give you 15#'s (at strike with more
at the full setting) of drag from their LARGE carbon fiber drag
material, and superior freespool performance for longer casts, too.
The new reel is simply more refined and more reflective of how these
fine reels are usually employed.
all Avet reels these are leverdrag designs, featuring six shielded
bearings with the best anti-corrosion treatment available. They
are easy maintenance reels. Just button down the drag and dunk
them in fresh water after use. Then back off the drag and allow
them to air dry. Once a year I'd suggest having us or someone
familiar with them (or yourself) take them down and apply some
lubrication. They are made from high quality aluminum all
machined, not cast, for tight tolerances. and fit.
The JX holds 280 yards of 30#
line, the LX will hold 350 yards of 30#.
long awaited 40-50# class Avet JX and LX 2 speed has arrived, has
established it's credibility all over the world and has achieved a
level of performance previously never seen.
America's most innovative manufacturer of fishing reels has raised
the bar a big notch with the JX and LX two speeds. Never has there
been a reel of this size and power, with this kind of casting
performance. Add a second gear, two speed flexibility and fish
fighting ability, and you have a very versatile reel that's made
for fishing the line test we most use for better quality fish.
In the past all two speed
gear was basically trolling equipment which we would try to hot
rod into some kind of casting capability. Always the spools were
too heavy, the bearings second rate and the performance flawed.
Avet got things right. With the LX and JX you've got a reel sized
like a 3/0, about like a Newell 338 and 332, not much bigger than
a Jigmaster. The difference is that it's strong, machined aluminum
strong. The other difference is that you've got six bearing with a
precisely made spool that casts well. Oh, it's also a two speed,
moving from 6:1 to 3:1. Punch and power, speed to get noticed and
stump pulling low end power when you need it most. Versatile and
powerful, those are the terms that characterize these wonderful
reels best. Guys, they're "must-haves."
Avet's JX and LX 2 speeds
for taking everything from wahoo to tuna and any species in
between. They spin well, great freespool like all the Avet
reels. They have a fast 6:1 gear ratio and drop down to 3:1
for power. At those gear ratios you can wind in a wahoo bomb
quickly and if you happen to be picked up by a 200# yellowfin
instead of a wahoo you'll have the power to deal with the fish.
But, be sure to rig your reel with
Spectra for adequate line capacity. I'd suggest 300 yards of
Izor's Spectra with a top shot of 40-50# mono. The reel will do
about 15# of drag with great freespool, then button down to
close to 20# at the full position on the lever. I bought both the
JX and LX, running 300 yards of 50# Spectra on the JX with 120-140
yards of 40# mono and 300 yards 65# Spectra with 120-140 yards of
Here's another new reel from Avet,
one that they've been planning for well over a year's time.
The single speed HX is your basic 4/0 Narrow - updated. The
new HX will turn 22#'s at strike and 28#'s of drag at the
full position of the lever. The gear ratio is a very useful
4.2:1, and the weight is 25 ounces. Spooled with 50# line,
you'll get 285 yards of line capacity. Alternatively, with
80# Spectra you'll have a good 300 yards plus room for a
modest topshot. In a way, you might think that the firm that
created the small two-speed reel market was going backwards,
but that's not the case. Two speeds are great, but for some
fishermen it's beyond the finances and also beyond that
which is needed to get the job done. For a fellow bottom
fishing, or targeting larger size halibut in Alaskan or
Pacific Northwest waters, this could be exactly what you're
looking for. a good strong reel at a very fair price.
done it again, set the bar a bit higher for other manufacturers and
created a must-have reel for serious anglers. The new HX or Hoo-X as
we affectionately call 'em is one of the more versatile reels you'll
come across. It's a compact true 4/0 size similar to a Penn Baja
Special, but a bit lighter in weight. Like all Avet reels, it's a
lever drag that spins and casts superbly. Six rubber shielded ball
bearings that will put up with abuse, huge carbon fiber drag,
ergonomic handle... Actually, this reel features 8 ball bearings in
total! It's rather tall, so you'll bring in a good
amount of line per crank, and the gearing is very well thought out.
They are geared at 5.4:1 and 2.4:1 on the narrow J model and 1.9 for
the low gear on the standard and wide version of the HX. You've got speed for attracting a
bite from a wahoo, but great cranking power for dealing with tuna
and even marlin.
They'll be great sailfish reels, too. The stylish
lugs can also be reversed (lugs/plugs) for situations when having an
attachment point is unimportant. You do have options. This is
another Avet reel that really has no equal, and fills so many
applications that it really will become a must have piece. Let's
talk a bit about the drag. Avet claims they'll do 20#'s of drag
measured at strike, and still offer GREAT freespool performance for
casting. We've tested them, they perform as stated. The reels will most commonly be used for fishing 50-60#
lines. This has been a much hyped and talked about reel on all the
message boards over the past few months, and now it's a reality.
Extended use report...since I bought one too,
the HX is one of the most versatile big game reels made today. It
will take wahoo, larger grade tuna, marlin, pretty much anything
that it's line capacity allows. The drag is there, casting
performance is very good, and it's not too big to handle
comfortably. Like the JX, the HX begs to be used, and it will be
used often by any fisherman lucky enough to own one.
Avet makes the HX in three configurations, all
based upon the same reel.
HX Series Reels
LEFTY AVET REELS
- One of the owners of Avet is
handed. As a result, they're quite sensitive to the needs of
lefty fishermen. They produce true left hand reels, not just a
rotated and switched sideplate modification. These are not always
in great supply, though we try to keep a full inventory of available
models in stock. Lefty reels are only available in the silver
finish, and there are some models they do NOT produce in lefty form, but
most are available. Pricing is the same as for the right hand retrieve reels. The
only restriction is that the leftys are only made in the silver
With the introduction a
few years ago of the soft grip handles, some folks have wanted
to update their older model reels with the lighter knobs.
That's not an option since the knob is attached to the arm in
such a way that the simple replacement can not be accomplished
- without buying the entire arm & knob. We keep a fair
inventory here at our shop, and can obtain what it is that we
don't have fairly quickly. So, if you've been wanting the new
handle, now's your chance. Please let us know if your reel is
a single or two speed, and the color handle/arm you'd like to
We also have the narrow
reel foot which is needed if you are trying to run an SX or MX
on the smallest size Fuji reel seat. This is needed for the
SMALLEST size Fuji seat and for use with Okuma Nomad Travel rods
(which use a specific ALPS reel seat which does not fit the
standard Avet foot/clamp assembly). When you use the narrow
foot, you lose the ability to run a reel clamp. You can select
that option below... (note, the narrow foot is only available in
makes a nice pair of reel storage cases.
These are a "soft" case, with adjustable storage. They include
plenty of pockets to hold leader material, tools, reel
clamps.... They feature some nice embroidery work, mentioning
the manufacturer's name of course. The smaller case is about
14"x9"x8" with room for 6 reels up to a 30 size. The larger
case is 22"x14"x12" (which is photographed
below - small at right) has eight adjustable dividers capable of
holding up to 8 30's or 50's. These are a quality products, and
will hold your reels safely while traveling to and from a
boat, or for storage at home. They are not designed for air
travel and baggage check ins. For that, a hard case would be
questions? Please e-mail us, click on
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Please also use this address
for sending reels for service.
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review the invoice). Hawaii and Alaska shipping will be
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on-line and not receive so many solicitations from some family
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$ out of the country...
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or suitability beyond those claims offered by the respective manufacturers.
We only offer products that we believe in. CharkBait maintains a significant
inventory of the products we represent, that saves shipping time for our
clients, and proves our belief in the products we represent. We stock the
gear we sell, we don't depend upon a third party to handle your order.
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I think that about covers it.