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Avet HXJ 5/2 Two-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel

Avet HXJ 5/2 Two-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel

Price: $369.99

TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankSpool WidthWeight
HXJ 5/2
Right-Hand30-60 lb.40/270
Strike: 22
Full: 28
H: 5.4:1
L: 2.4:1
H: 47 in.
L: 21 in.
1-5/16 in.25 oz.Select Color$369.99 USD
Avet HX Reel Features:
  • Precision machined 6061 T-6 marine grade aluminum and stainless steel components.
  • Anodized for superior corrosion resistance and beautiful finish.
  • True one piece frame for the ultimate in strength vs. weight.
  • Powerful lever drag system with adjustable strike pre-set.
  • Precision machined stainless steel gears.
  • Avet's patented, indestructible, silent dog and gear anti-reverse system, the most reliable in the industry.
  • Reliable Avedrag dry carbon fiber drags for superior stopping power, smoothness and wear resistance.
  • 8 sealed stainless ball bearings.
  • Alarm clicker.
  • Offset machined handle arm to reduce centerline profile and cranking wobble.
  • Large comfortable soft touch handle knob.
  • Stainless steel harness lugs, reversible to store within reel when not needed (except HXJ models).
  • Wide spool design for large line capacities.
  • Matching machined aluminum rod clamp.
  • Designed, machined and assembled in USA.
  • HX Reel diameter: 3-3/8 in.
  • HX Crank handle length: 3-3/8 in. w/ oval knob (HXW Raptor has T-Bar knob).
  • MC Models - Magic Cast Control System.
    • Prevention of backlash and as a line out adjustment for live bait fishing.
    • 1 through 5 Cast Control knob setting for multiple weight casting applications.
    • MC Cast is a standard feature on Raptor models (HXW Raptor excluded)
Avet Single Speed Reels
Avet single speed reels include industry leading features unlike any other reel on the market. Featuring an adjustable strike pre-set lever drag system, precision machined 6061-T6 aluminum and stainless steel components, 8 rubber sealed stainless steel ball bearings, stainless steel gears and Avet's smooth, powerful Avedrag dry drag system. Avet single speed reels are at the peak of quality and performance. All Avet single speed reels are available with or without their M.C. Cast control system. (except HXW)

Avet 2-Speed Reels
Avet 2-speed reels include all of the quality features of our single speed reels, with 2-speeds. The simple, yet reliable gear shift mechanism built into the 2-speed models is so easy to operate that it becomes second nature almost immediately. The push button located at the center of the handle arm permits shifting between the high and low gears without your hand ever leaving the handle knob, and can be shifted with or without pressure, so you can shift while cranking, or when a fish is running. All Avet 2-speed lever drag casting reels (SX-HX) are available with or without their M.C. Cast control system.

Avet M.C. Cast Anti-Backlash / Cast Control
Avet's revolutionary M.C. Cast (Magic Cast) adjustable magnetic anti-backlash cast control system is available as an option on all of their single and 2-speed casting reels, SX through HX, and is a standard feature on the Raptor Series Reels (excluding the HXW Raptor). The M.C. Cast control system incorporates Avet's Patented Adjustable Intensity Polar Amplification Technology to create the most efficient and easy to use cast control system for a conventional style reel. From the lightest bait to heavy lures, the M.C. Cast Control System is simple to use, even if you have never before cast a conventional style reel. Simply place your thumb on the spool to cast, swing, remove your thumb from the spool and let it fly! You will only need to thumb the spool when the lure hits the water.

Avet Raptor Series Reels
Avet Raptor Series Reels are the cutting edge in compact large game reels. These reels are consistently landing shockingly large fish in relation to their compact size. Designed for use with the ultra thin, super strong superbraid lines available today, it's now possible to target large game species with a reel half of the size and weight compared to a reel traditionally designed for similar monofilament line and drag capacities. And the Raptor has the drag and cranking power to back it up.

The Avet Raptor Series comes standard with Avet's innovative 2-speed gears, M.C. Cast control, and a ratcheting drag lever with a positive stop strike button to prevent accidental advancement past strike. Featuring Avet's patented DUAL DIRECT DRIVE Full Surface Caliper Brake System, Raptor models put out nearly twice the drag pressure of the original Avets! There's a Raptor model that will stop any fish in the ocean, yet small and light enough to cast. If you find a fish too big for a Raptor, you probably wouldn't want it near your boat! The Raptor Series reels are the same sizes as the original Avet reels, with enhanced line capacities, and each are engineered and built to fish several line classes heavier than the original Avet Reels.
By Andy T.
Costa Rica
Awesome Reel
February 17, 2017
Big Reel performance in a small light weight package. No problem pulling large Snapper off the rocks, Tremendous amount of Drag when you need it !
By Tim Konecny
Arizona, fish in Mexico frequently
American Quality
January 18, 2017
This reel is awesome! Can't say enough great things about this product. Size, weight, performance. Highly recommended. I'm happy to add this to my bag of tools to use when out on the water.
By Jake
Barcelona, Spain
Great Reel
June 27, 2016
Definately the strongest reel for it's size, and so smooth- thanks again Avet :-)
By Ryan
San Diego
Love this reel, however check the line capacity on Avets website, this is incorrect.
June 7, 2016
Love this reel, however check the line capacity on Avets website, this is incorrect
By Curtis
San Fransico
Avet HXJ Raptor
October 10, 2015
Really what can you say negative about an AVET reel? I've been fishing SoCal inshore boats for 5 years now and recently standard multiday trips out of San Diego. This really has the drag and low gear ratio for serious cows. Works great trolling for wahoo. The narrow spool format of the J was nice compromise for size and weight while still maintaining a comfortable line length, even with 80lb braid.
By Luke
Riverstone, NSW
Avet HXJ 5/2 MC Raptor Two-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Black
June 18, 2015
Living in Australia, Avet reels are hard to come by. No tackle shops (that i know of) stock them , so it's difficult to get a feel for the reel Thanks to the staff at Tackle direct giving me the low down on all the dimensions of this piece, I decided to "pull the trigger" and get the reel. I'm glad that I did, The reel is a great piece of machinery, well finished and looks awesome in black, The gear ratios are well matched and great for jigging, and with a very loud clicker its great for trolling too. Although this reel is not as smooth as some JDM reels, its does have a smooth chunky feel to it that just screams power and longevity. And with 50lbs of max drag, Well, I hate to coin the old cliche, but, "Its a workhorse not a show pony"
ProsLive bait feeding indent on lever drag
ConsAlthough the handle is a comfortable it may be just a tad too small
By Robert
chipley, FL
Better than expected! USA made!!!
May 20, 2015
What can I say? Best reel I've found for the money. Easy to service and pairs up well with a Tallus Bluewater. I've landed 20+ pound snapper/grouper and 40# AJ. This reel has impressed me on every outing! When the MAD money fund gets built up again I'm ordering another! BTW did I mention USA made?
ProsSmooth and strong Easy to maintain Light enough not to wear you out after fishing all day.
By Nick
Glendale, CA
Good jigging reel…came defective
May 14, 2015
I like the finish and this is a very sturdy reel. Problem is the reel came defective and had to send it back to Avet. The bearings were loose. This is the second reel I have bought from Avet and it has had a problem.
ProsGood replacement for a Trinidad 40N, not nearly as smooth.
ConsCame defective
By Michael Cancilla
United States
Sick reel
April 25, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
By Michael Cancilla
United States
really nice reel
April 25, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
By Michael Cancilla
United States
Sweet reel
April 25, 2015
Really good drag overall solid reel
By Mike Barrera
San Diego CA
Lite weight and powerfull reel
January 18, 2015
I haven't used my new reel yet, but I have used this exact model down in East Cape Mexico and that is why I had to have one for my personal fishing arsenal. This reel is very lite weight and powerful too. It fit great in the hand and has up to 50 lbs of drag if you do by chance hook up with that fish of a lifetime. It holds a lot of line also. I loaded mine with 600yards of Jerry Brown 100lb braid and about 130yard of 65lb mono top shot. With this combination I should be ready for just about anything I hook into. I cant wait to get it out on the water and put the 2nd speed into play once I get that fish a little tired.... I have owned the Penn internationals and the Shimano Tyrnos 2 speed reels, and I sold those to upgrade to the Avet reels. The Avets weigh much less overall which cost me less when I a traveling with my tackle.
ProsLite weight Powerful and reliable drag system 2 speeds Ergonomic and comfortable
By Tdylan
Avet hxj raptor
January 16, 2015
Excellent coverage of lbs 40 to 60. Can be stretched either way 10lbs if needed due to tight money.
ProsVery versatile
By Jaime
Los Angeles, CA
Avet Strong
October 18, 2014
Was hooked on Avet after purchasing my Avet SX. Wanted a reel that I could fish 50lb with. This is one amazing reel. As with all Avet reels, you get more than what you pay for and it is made in the USA,
Pros- Very well built with quality materials - Made in the USA - Good Smooth Drags
By Edward
Bellaire, Texas
Great Jigging Reel w/Narrow Spool
September 9, 2014
The reel has an extremely narrow spool and a very solid feel. It is everything as advertised and more. One thing to note is that there is some backplay of the handle, but this issue is minor.
Prosnarrow spool high drag setting high line capacity
Consbackplay of the handle
By adam
el cajon, CA
Perfect Troller
October 2, 2013
This is my second one mainly use as my trolling reels in San Diego strong hook sets and durable reels
ProsStrong reels, colors to choose from and easy to service
ConsPrice is a Little high but not compared to Accurate s
By Robert
Excellent Product
September 1, 2013
Excellent Product I will definitely be purchasing another Avet. Pulled in a 42 inch 25lbs. Halibut (Catalina Island Ca)first fish on the real & super smooth gears love the product.
ProsSuper smooth , quality product
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