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Avet MXL 5.8 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
MXL 5.8
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Select
Reg Price $219.99Our Price $197.99
Avet MX 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.
  • Specially designed rod mounting foot to fit most graphite trigger seats as well as standard rod seats.
  • Matching machined aluminum rod clamp.
  • Designed, machined and assembled in USA.
  • MXL, MXJ Reel diameter: 2-3/8 in.
  • MXJ spool width: 1-7/16 in.
  • MXL spool width: 1-7/8 in.
  • MXL, MXJ crank handle length (except Raptor models): 2-3/4 in. w/ oval knob
  • MX Raptor crank handle length: 3 in. w/ oval 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.
5 Stars based on 5 reviews
By Glenn Lewis
Bayville, NJ
Small size big strength
May 10, 2015
I only used this reel one time so far but, it is clearly superior to other reels I have. It's small size compared to it's strength is great. I used it for blackfish and it also handled shark, cod and sea bass with no problem. I put 500 yards of 50 lb braid on but, it will hold 680 yards. It is important to setup the drag preset properly for the line you use. Read the owners manual on the enclosed disc.
By Christian
Boynton beach, FL
Avet mxl
December 6, 2014
I purchased an avet mxl a while back and I have fished it ever since. It is capable a catching snook,tarpon,tunas,wahoo,and etc. It holds a lot of line and has the drag to cover it. I would recommend this for any top notch fisherman.
ProsSmooth, great line retrieve, awesome line capacity, and a lot of drag to stop big fish.
By max
Redding, CT
December 5, 2014
I recently bought this reel for kayak fishing and intend on using it for stripers and blue fish. I loaded it with 50lb kast king braid and so far it has performed amazingly. My dad also owns an sx and an lx and we both love the avet reels. Amazing reel for the price. I was debating between this and an accurate and I decided this because of past experiences and the price. The accurate was around $350 for the same size/concept reel.
Prosweight, size, smoothness, line capacity
By Harry Jones
Southport (weekends) & Raleigh (weekdays) NC
It's an Avet...Need I Say More?
July 21, 2013
In my opinion Avet is the king of reasonably priced, high quality, machined aluminum reels. There may be better reels (but not by much) but they'll cost a lot more. There are obviously many less expensive reels, but they just can't match the Avet's in terms of construction quality and features. I did a lot of research before purchasing my set of Avet's, and I believe they provide --by far-- the biggest bang for the buck in the world of small-medium conventional jigging/casting/trolling reels. I have 2 SX 5.3's (on Penn Torque Jigging rods), 1 MXL 5.8 (Kunnan live-bait rod), and 3 LX 4.6's (Penn Torque Gamefish rods). The MXL/Kunnan combo (third from the left in the picture) will be used primarily for live baiting king mackerel, blackfin tuna, dolphin, etc. while I am anchored or drifting in 60"-90' of water offshore of Southport NC, mostly in close proximity to Frying Pan Shoals. It will also serve as a backup jigging rod. I am just starting the process of adding line (40lb Rapala Stretch Braid on the SX's, 25lb/30lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid for the MXL/LX's; all backed with additional 40lb/50lb PowerPro braid) to the combos and getting my boat ready to go, but so far I am quite impressed with the Avet's overall. Smooth drags, simple & functional construction, and a feeling of quality that just can't be described in words. By the way, all of my Avet's are gold; gotta have the bling, baby! :)
ProsDrag system, quality construction, reasonable pricing.
ConsNone (that I am aware of yet).
By Luis
Aventura, FL
Can't get enough - great reel
July 10, 2013
Second purchase!! The AVET MXL 5.8 is a great reel for all sorts of deep sea fishing. Its a great competitive reel for tunas, wahoos, dolphin, sail fish and why not a nice Marlin. You can have over 600 yds with combination of mono and braid. Highly recommended reel and a great option if you are looking for a powerful small weight reel with great line capacity.
Proseverything about the reel is good, great material use, lots of line
1 Question & 1 Answer
Bill Blondell
from Middle River, Maryland asked:
November 23, 2013
What would be the best rod choices to match with these reels?
Shimano TECE70H Talavera North East Specialty Conventional Rods
Customer Service
on November 23, 2013

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