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AVET REELS - Casting Reels
SX, MXJ, MXL, JX, LX, HX Models right hand and lefties
Raptor Series and Big Game reels posted on Avet II page.
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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.)


PROMOTIONS

Included with All Avet Reels: FREE MONO SPOOLING, FREE SHIPPING, PLUS FREE REEL COVER
on all Avet casting reels!

PLUS...


On Avet's 2 Speed Casting Reel selection:

Your Pick: FREE  "SOLID" 4 to 8 Strand Super BRAID or
CharkBait Premium Quality Pliers or Drag Scale or Lure Assortment

You 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.

* note, Toro Tamer hollow core braid is an added cost option. If you select this option there will be an increase of cost, but part of that increase will be absorbed.


Rigging: 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 chart:

MODEL BRAID LEADER/TOPSHOT MAX. DRAG CAPABILITY STRIKE/FULL
SX SERIES 30# up to 20# up to 10# / 15#
MX SERIES 50# up to 30# up to 10# / 15#
JX 50# 30 to 40# up to 14#/ 20#
LX 65# 30 to 50# up to 14# / 20#
HX 80# 50 to 60# up to 20#/ 28#

 We now 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. 


SPOOLING/RIGGING:

Please 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 in-line rigging.


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.

Avet

Avet 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 business 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 America...or elsewhere.

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

We 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.


Purple Available all models

Gunmetal Available select models

Black Available all models

Silver Available all models

Gold Available all models

Blue Available all models

Camo $40 upcharge

Green Available select models

Pink Inconsistent availability

 

There are two basic forms of Avet casting 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.

In 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.

 
Video: Setting the Drag on a Lever Drag Reel

Made in America, and very proud of it!


The Avet Line-up

AVET SX

It's a  tiny, powerful, variation on the Avet theme of leverdrag and super freespooling spins.  This is one sweet 12-20# reel, a giant killer if there ever was one. The new SX is unique in terms of power and size. If you liked Shimano's discontinued cult classic, the TLD5, you're going to fall in love with the new Avet. It's a small piece of machine shop perfection.

We've been playing with these new reels a lot since they came into our inventory almost six years ago.  We like 'em.  Tom at the shop loves his, probably takes it to bed with him every night. (I'll have to ask his wife about that one...) Something so small, so strong and capable, and it's got a good feel about it.  I think Avet got it right, again. 

Extended Use Report:  The machining is first rate, the drags are powerful, and the half dozen ball bearings sure make the thing spin. The reels use open bearings, meaning you can lubricate them, clean them, make them last years with a little maintenance.  Being such a small reel, as drag is increased the handle requires a bit more pressure in turning.  This is not noticeable when a fish is on, but it's a little different from many other reels. This also seems to reduce over time, with use.  This little reel can produce a lot more drag than you'd think for its size, so the slight difference in handle feel is to be expected. Corrosion issues have not cropped up, client response has been very positive.

Avet upgraded their styling since the original introduction of the SX. The piece was first produced in 2002. In 2004 Avet updated SX, with a more "refined" version with slightly rounded sideplates (later duplicated on all Avets). They upgraded the handle on the SX 2006/7, smoothed out the "feel" and also added a round soft grip  knob. In 2008 Avet changed the gearing to 5.3:1. The reel is much more refined now with a silent retrieve, truly a precision instrument that's small, strong and capable of dealing with fish far larger than you'd normally consider with a reel of this diminutive stature.

Features:

Gear Ratio 5.3 to 1 with Clicker

  • 99.9 % maintenance free system

  • Lever Drag control system with pre set drag feature.

  • 9 lb Max Drag on Strike with Free Spool, max of up to 14#'s measured at full.

  • Mechanical cast control system only available from Avet Reels
    - (prevention of backlash and as a
    - line out adjustment for live bait fishing) - not to be confused with the newer magnetic system
     

  • 100% machined, Type 2 anodized, True-One piece aluminum frame

  • 6 + (all) stainless steel ball bearings

  • Stainless steel fasteners, springs, clips.

  • Stronger design with larger line capacity in its class.

  • All new revolutionary, extremely stable AveDrag drag washer with smooth control at all conditions.

  • Proudly designed, machined and assembled in USA.

The SXJ is the smallest fully machined aluminum reel on the market, a narrow version of the very popular SX reel.  The spool is about a thumbs width, it's darn tiny, but inside and outside it's strong and fully capable of landing larger fish than any other reel built (that's anywhere near it's size). Could be the giant killer you've always wanted to own, especially if you have a David vs. Goliath kind of personality thing going on. 

This little gem is every bit an Avet, strong construction, great casting capability with plenty of freespool, an advanced drag, and then you have value as well as additional features to boast about. The skinny little SXJ will find a home with guys fishing both salt and freshwater - it will cover some ground as either the smallest reel in a fellows reel bag or perhaps the most powerful piece owned. For a freshwater fisherman targeting larger fish, this will be a go-to reel. For a salty type targeting anything from rockfish, albacore tuna, bass...you name it, it can be a workhorse for many applications. In my own mind, it may not be as versatile a piece to own as say an MXL for day to day fishing, but it is something that fits a niche that many of us want filled. I can see one replacing my own MXJ which I fish on an Ahi Assassin 100. For a fellow fishing a skinny bass rod or a Seeker Hercules, it might be a WONDERFUL reel to use for your jigging application where you'll run straight braid with a shorty leader. In that style of fishing you can load up 300 yds of 50# braid and have yourself a nice bottom fishing rig. For others, making use of a 30# braid as backing, then topping off with 50 yards or so of 20# mono you have a nice situation for tangling with anything from striped bass to football tuna.

The SXJ comes with a narrow reel foot, so it will fit on most rods - even freshwater rods. It does not come with a reel clamp. (Another reason why I like the idea of using this on my Ahi Assassin 100 since it has a double lock down reel seat). It's a wonderful size for casting and leveling your line just became a bit easier due to it's skinny size.

PLEASE NOTE, ALL AVET REELS COME WITH ROD CLAMPS - WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE SXJ. Given it's narrow width, the SXJ can not fit a clamp.

 

 NEW FOR 2013 THE SXJ NARROW VERSION OF THE POPULAR SX REEL

 

 

 

Big power, small size! They've been talking about building this one for a couple years, and they finally did! A little SX that's on steroids! Yep, two-speeds, tiny size, machined aluminum, 6+2 bearings, all sorts of freespool, carbon fiber drags, new ergonomic handle, updated lever...incredible and unique. The new SX is certainly not for everyone, it's not inexpensive and it's not what most folks will use for taming huge fish. But, you've got to appreciate what they've been able to accomplish on such a small reel. I can see a lot of reasons to possess one of these little guys. Chief among them is that you've got speed when you need it and power when you need it too! There is also a certain joy that comes from owning such a nifty piece of engineering, as well.

 

 


 

Pictured above, Avet MXL and SX in their new Camo Color - The Camo pattern carries a $40 upcharge

 

 

 

AVET MX

This is the 20-30# reel Avet needed in their line, it comfortably fishes the line test most of us use, most of the time.  It's strong and it casts well. The MX series can produce a smooth 9-10# of drag at the strike position, while maintaining free-spool. If you are in a pinch, you can button down the drag and get an amazing 16# of drag! It's made from corrosion resistant materials, is 100% machined, with type 2 anodized finish. It's got the strength provided by a true one piece frame, and all metal construction.  For casting, the reel features six steel ball bearings and stainless steel components.

 To help distinguish the newer series of reels the wider version is now called the MXL, the narrow MXJ. In terms of line capacity you can load 350 yards of 20# on the L model, 300 on the J. The L and J models seem to be influenced by the classic Newell 229 and 220, different width spools and frames, for different applications and personal tastes.

 

MX Two-Speed

Avet first introduced this new two speed reel at the Fred Hall Long Beach show in 2004.  The MX is available in two widths and in several colors. I bought myself one of the first MXL two speed reels.  Some folks wondered why a two speed at a 30# line class.  Well, here's the rational.  You've got speed to wind a jig, get attention from yellowtail for instance.  But, you can also crank down into low gear and horse the puppy back home to the boat.  That's the rational.  You've got a blazing fast high gear, and you can drop down to power. I've put mine to use a lot since purchasing, it's done great for everything from local bass, halibut, barracuda, bonito, albacore, and even wahoo.

Both the SX and MX series reels are available with or without a sophisticated yet simple Magnetic Cast control system. Since these reels spin so well, cast so effortlessly, having an "educated thumb" really helps prevent backlashes. Even if you have a "smart" thumb and are an experienced caster, the Magnetic Cast control proves beneficial (as I've found). The MC feature provides a 1-5 dial for setting up the control to match your needs - and for my use, lure/bait weight. I set mine to 1 for bait, up to 5 for tossing a heavier jig.  Also, both reels are available with or without a wonderful two speed gear system. With the two speed option you gain control, you have speed of retrieve where that's beneficial, for instance winding in a jig use of a fast wind  can help you get bit! But, once you do have a better grade fish on the hook with the push of a button you drop that gear ratio down and have better cranking power. That's a wonderful thing when you are pulling against a larger fish!

Model Gear Ratio Capacity

Drag

Weight
SXJ 5.3:1 240 yds 15#
160 20#
Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
12~ oz
SXJ 6/4 6.3:1, 3.8:1 200 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
16 oz
SX 5.3:1 350 yds 15#
220 20#
Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
14 oz
SX 6/4 6.3:1, 3.8:1 260 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
16 oz
MXJ 5.8:1 300 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
17 oz
MXJ 6/4 6.3:1, 3.8:1 300 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
19 oz
MXL 5.8:1 360 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
18 oz
MXL 6/4 6.3:1, 3.8:1 360 yds 20# Strike: 9 lb
Full: 14 lb
20 oz
Model Price
SXJ $189.99
SX $199.99
SXJ MC $229.99
SX MC $239.99
MXJ $209.99
MXJ MC $249.99
MXL $219.99
MXL MC $259.99

Single Speed Models Include Free Shipping,
Free Mono Spooling and Free Reel Cover!

Single Speed SX and MX Series Reels

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge.
Color Gunmetal not available with MC reels

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED some options can increase costs -
OPTIONAL Braid Spooling

 
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards


Two Speed SX and MX Series Reels

Model Price
SXJ 2 SPEED $259.99
SX 2 SPEED $269.99
SXJ 2 SPEED MC $299.99
SX 2 SPEED MC $309.99
MXJ 2 SPEED $299.99
MXJ 2 SPEED MC $339.99
MXL 2 SPEED $309.99
MXL 2 SPEED MC $349.99

Special Offers Apply!
Free 4 and 8 Strand "solid" Super Braid, Free Shipping, Free Mono Spooling or TopShot and Free Reel Cover
with Purchase of 2 Speed Reels

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge.
Color


FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Select FREE Offer
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED some options can increase costs
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards
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Made in America, and very proud of it!

 


AVET LX and JX
- Super Freespool in a Leverdrag

Avet LX and JX
Single Speed Reels
with and without MC (magnetic cast control)!

We 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.

Like 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#. 

 

Model Gear Ratio Capacity

Drag

Price
JX 4.6:1
or 6: 1
280 yds 30# mono
65# 450 yds braid
Strike: 15 lb
Full: 20 lb
$249
JX MC* $289
JX 6/3* 6:1 and 3:1 $369
JX 6/3 MC* $409
LX 4.6:1
or 6: 1
300 yds 40# mono
65# 600 yds braid
$259
LX MC* $299
LX 6/3* 6:1 and 3:1 $379
LX 6/3 MC* $419

*mc = magnetic cast control, *6/3 = two speed

Single Speed Models Include Free Shipping,
Free Mono Spooling and Free Reel Cover!

Single Speed JX and LX Series Reels 

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge.
Color

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED some options can increase costs - OPTIONAL Braid Spooling

 
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style

ADDITIONAL COST OPTIONS

300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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Avet LX & JX 6/3 Two Speed Perfection in a Casting Reel!

The 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 are made 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 50# topper.

 

Special Offers Apply!
Free 4 and 8 Strand "solid" Super Braid, Free Shipping, Free Mono Spooling or TopShot and Free Reel Cover
with Purchase of 2 Speed Reels

Two Speed JX and LX Series Reels

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge.
Color

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Select FREE Offer
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED some options can increase costs
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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Avet HX

Avet HX Single Speed!

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.

Single Speed Models Include Free Shipping,
Free Mono Spooling and Free Reel Cover!

Single Speed HX Series Reels

 

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  Lefties are not available on this model, two speeds yes, singles no.
Color

- Select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
  
MONO Spooling is offered at no charge - make your selections below.
- Option in RED some options can increase costs - OPTIONAL Braid Spooling

 
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

Made in America, and very proud of it!


Avet HX 5/2

The "Hoo-X"

Avet's 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.

 


Special Offers Apply!
Free 4 and 8 Strand "solid" Super Braid, Free Shipping, Free Mono Spooling or TopShot and Free Reel Cover
with Purchase of 2 Speed Reels

Two Speed HX Series Reels

HX - most use 300 yds of 80# Spectra topped with ~140 yds of 60# mono on the standard width HX. The narrow will hold much less, more like 300 of 65 with a topshot of about 50 yds 50#. Certainly these versatile reels lend itself to many applications, rigging ranges from 50 to 80# on top, so there are applications requiring longer 60# Spectra up to 135# Spectra backing. As a consequence, the rigging options are extensive, as shown below...

Qty:   
Specify Lefty or standard Right hand retrieve  Lefties available in silver only at standard price. If you select any other color for a lefty expect a 4-6 week wait and $50 upcharge.
Color

FREE Offer - YOU HAVE CHOICES WITH CHARKBAIT

Select FREE Offer
Braid Spooling
- select the reel model using the drop-down menu above. Then, select your spooling requirements: Spectra and mono using drop-down menus. Select the length option below and rigging style. Questions, give us a call or zap over an email 

- NO CHARGE selections in blue fields below
- Option in RED some options can increase costs
Braid Manufacturer
Braid Test
Mono Manufacturer  for topshot
Mono Test for topshot
Rigging Style
OPTIONAL SPOOLING SELECTIONS
300 yards Toro Tamer Solid BRAID supplied with selection above.
- SELECT options above,
we will bill for only the additional amount you select below
(Price is per 100 yards, for 200 additional yards, select 2 in the quantity box,
for 1000 additional yards select 10)
Optional Sato Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Optional Served Knotless Rigging
must also select Hollow Core Spectra above

$20.00

Quantity Additional Spooling Price
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds  SOLID - per 100 yards (50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $12.00
per 100 yards
Additional Yards Braid beyond 300 yds 12 or 16 Strand HOLLOW - per 100 yards  (40, 50, 60, 80, 100, 130#) $20.00
per 100 yards

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LEFTY AVET REELS -
One of the owners of Avet is left 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 anodization.


Avet Accessories

Avet Soft Grip Handles and narrow Reel Feet

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 purchase.

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 black).

Kodiak / South Florida Cam Insert

Kodiak/South Florida Cam Insert - fishing a lighter drag and lighter lines for kingfish? These parts offer you the ability to modify the drag curve to match your particular needs. We must know the exact model and color of your Avet reel for these parts. Order just the cam insert or the lever with cam already installed for easy switching between parts for quick "no-tools" installation. Some prefer to order the lever in a different color than their original reel to make part identification a no-brainer.

 

Color Selection Please note the narrow reel foot is ONLY available in black
Reel Model

 

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New Avet Reel Storage

Avet 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 preferred...with locks.

 

 

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Description Price
Avet Small Reel Case $49.99
Avet Large Reel Case $69.99

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