Track Orders
Don't know your order
number? Log in
Avet SX 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
SX 5.3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select
Reg Price $199.99Our Price $179.99
Avet SX 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.
  • SX, SXJ Reel diameter: 2-3/8 in.
  • SXJ spool width: 1-1/8 in.
  • SX spool width: 1-1/2 in.
  • SX crank handle length (except Raptor models): 2-3/4 in. w/ oval knob
  • SX 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 10 reviews
By Charlie
new jersey
great reel
October 6, 2015
Bought reel after talking to salesman at tackle direct. Took on its maiden voyage bottom fishing in October. Caught 2 nice cod, 2 nice flounder, and alot of ling. Real happy with the reel. Almost forgot won the pool.
ProsSmooth, sensitive and easy to fish with in 200 plus feet of water
By Kamran
Boynton Beach, Florida
great reel
June 28, 2015
great reel. everything you expect from avet
By Don
East Lyme, CT
Good Reel
May 14, 2015
First time with the Avet, great reel. Getting used to the lever drag instead of star drag. Sturdy, well built reel.
By Raiyan
amazing reel
April 22, 2015
great for vertical jigging
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
great reel
April 22, 2015
One of the best small conventional reels on the market
By Jared
Raynham, MA
Simple and reliable
April 8, 2015
The Avet SX 5.3MC has proven to be a winner for me over the past 3 years, so much so I have bought 2 more. The magnetic casting feature really helps with spool speed adjustment based on line an lure size (5 easy settings you can learn easy through use).
ProsEasy to use, magnetic spool, reliability
ConsI would like to have a slightly higher drag setting.
By Jaime
Los Angeles, CA
October 18, 2014
Bought my Avet SX after taking a beating pulling rockfish from 250 plus feet of water with a Penn Jigmaster. First trip out with it I became a believer in the Avet lineup. Small, powerful, and very reliable. Was able to fish all day with my Avet/Teramar combo without breaking a sweat. One Great Reel!!
Pros-Very well built -Reliable Drag -Great 20-30lb reel
By Dustin
, Delaware
Great Reel
August 15, 2014
Paired this reel with a Shimano jigging rod for wreck fishing. Reel has plenty of drag and feels great in your hand.
ProsWell made, plenty of drag, doesn't feel cheap
By aaron
Virginia Bch, VA
Avets rock
April 14, 2014
This was my first Avet reel and absolutely love it. I used mine for pier fishing and can easily power in the fish. this thing also casts great. I did however ended up doing a custom static mag which took it over the top. didn't really need it but its nice to have.
Prosnice size to hold, durability, casting performance. lever drag system, line capacity
Consnone at all
By william
January 18, 2014
bought two of them in the gold color they are a work of art and smooth as silk nice balance
6 Questions & 6 Answers
Lourenco t Alves
from Mt vernon ny asked:
November 19, 2016
What is the drag power for this reel?
Lourenco, Hello the max drag is 14lbs
on November 21, 2016

Patrick H.
from Miami Shores, Florida asked:
January 5, 2015
I fish in South Florida offshore for mahi, tuna, sailfish, kingfish, and etc. I was wondering what kind of rod I can pair with the avet sx 5.3 for under $80. Thanks!
Take a look at the Shakespeare line.
Customer Service
on January 6, 2015

from Montauk asked:
November 30, 2014
looking for a left handed version for my girlfriend?
Great. We have them in stock. The code is AVE-0094.
Customer Service
on December 2, 2014

from greece asked:
August 20, 2014
how much is gone cost to sent in greece and how i pay?
We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. Shipping Estimates Q&A: Here at TackleDirect, we make calculating your shipping costs very easy for you. We currently have a shipping estimate calculator directly on our website. After you add the items and quantity you want to your shopping cart , you can review your shopping cart prior to our secure checkout page. At the bottom of the shopping cart screen, you can input your Zip or Postal Code, State/Territory, and/or Country being delivered to and you will be given options for available shipping methods and prices. Import Duty Not Included: Notification Import Duty Not Included: Additional import duty tariffs, including any customs taxes or VAT charges may be assessed by the importing country (Ship To: Country) prior to the shipping carrier releasing your shipment. These taxes are NOT INCLUDED in the shipping charges shown during checkout as we are only calculating our known shipping carrier fees. Import duty taxes vary depending by country and on the type, origin, and value of the purchased goods. In some countries and for certain items or values, import duty may be exempt. You can estimate duty when importing from the United States to select countries using this free Duty Calculator tool. For other import countries not listed in this tool, please contact the specific import authorities in your country prior to placing your order as you are responsible for any additional charges that may incur to release your order. "I understand Import Duty, please continue" Must be clicked prior to checking out
Customer Service
on August 21, 2014

Patrick H.
from Miami, Florida asked:
August 20, 2014
What rod is excellent to pair with this reel? Mainly for Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, Snapper, etc. needs to be less then 100$
Take a look at the Shakespeare Ugly Stik Custom Bigwater (SHA-0185) or the Ande Stand Up Rod (TSU-0155).
Customer Service
on August 20, 2014

from Cape may, nj asked:
July 15, 2014
Which rod does this reel go with?
That really depends on the application. It is a great reel for Fluke, Striper, Taug, Mahi, and Reds. What are you fishing for? Method?
Customer Service
on July 16, 2014

Related Products
Avet SX 5.3 MC Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Black
Avet Reels
$239.99   Our Price: $215.99
Avet SX 5.3 MC Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
Avet Reels
$239.99   Our Price: $215.99
Avet SXJ 5.3 MC Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
Avet Reels
$229.99   Our Price: $206.99
Similar Products
Stay Connected
Sign up for exclusive sales and offers
Be the first to know about product news, exclusive sales and events.
Upcoming Events
In-Store Events & Promotions
Clearance Canyon Sale
Saturday March 4, 2017
Video Library
New product reviews and guides
Contact Us
Call or visit our retail store today! 6825 Tilton Rd Bldg C
Egg Harbor Township, NJ
08234-4426, USA
1-888-354-7335 Toll Free US/CAN
1-609-788-3819 DIRECT INT'L
8am-9pm ET Mon - Tues
8am-6pm ET Wed - Fri
9am-6pm ET Sat
© 1997-2016 TackleDirect® All rights reserved