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Avet SXJ 5.3 MC Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels
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Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
SXJ 5.3 MC
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Select
Reg Price $229.99Our Price $206.99
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 11 reviews
By Stephen
Albany, CA
Just a great little reel!
August 6, 2016
This is just a great little reel. It is very good casting and it is very reliable. I have it paired with a light surfcasting rod and use it for surf fishing, where the ruggedness of the lever-action to engage/disengage the spool is a huge advantage.
ProsReliability. Smoothness of operation. Good casting ability. Magnetic cast control.
ConsNone, really. You'd have to spend two or three times as much to get a reel that matches this for performance.
By Kamran
Boynton Beach, Florida
solid reel
June 24, 2015
great line cap and has super smooth drag and retrive.
By Andrew
Vancouver, BC
Brilliant little reel!!
May 21, 2015
I ordered this online, and when I received it the first things I noticed were that it was far smaller than I had expected, and also somewhat heavier. It's built very well it would seem, and is a nice solid reel. The bit of extra weight for its size helps balance out rods its capable of fishing. This reel is small. It's the size of a baitcaster. Don't be fooled. The drag is super smooth. Full drag has plenty of punch for big fish, and fishing in 250 + ft of water all day with heavy jigs was a breeze. I've only used it on lingcod and rockfish up to 30lbs, but would be confident it could handle far bigger fish with ease. I plan to take this to fish the great barrier reef (swains) and I'm sure it will be up to the hard pulling fish, despite it's size. Thoroughly recommend.
ProsExcellent construction, drag, smoothness, and small size with decent line capacity. Little rugged beast.
ConsNone noted.
By Raiyan
great jigging reel
April 22, 2015
great line cap and a lot of power to brng up the big AJs
By Michael Cancilla
United States
avet didn't disappoint
April 22, 2015
Solid reel great drag
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Awesome for casting
April 6, 2015
This reel is great if you want to cast but still catch big fish.
By Jim
, Southern California
Nice reel
January 25, 2015
This is my 2nd reel,I've been fishing the last one I bought for 1 year with no prblems.
By Stephen
, Australia
Nice little reel
December 10, 2014
Nice little reel used for light saltwater jigging. Very well made and good value for money. Lack of infinite anti reverse the only slight negative
ProsWell made reel Good line capacity Nice drag Good value for money
ConsLack of infinite anti reverse
By Ron
Pleasanton, CA
Great reel in small package
January 21, 2014
I have three avet reels and this one is my favorite. It is the smallest most powerful reel I have used. I have used it in local lakes as well in the delta and ocean. I recommend getting the MC casting system as it is well worth the extra cost. Tight Lines
By Dalaohu
Queens, NY
best bang for the bucks of lever drag reel
September 1, 2013
8 bearings, very smooth, and drag is strong and smooth.
Prosbest bucks for an 8 bearing lever drag with all aluminum body.
Conswish they make some level wind lever drag version ;-) with my lazy thumb ...
By Michael
Pontiac, IL
Beautifully made reel!
July 14, 2013
My intended use, is freshwater Muskies. I bought this tiny reel in silver, loaded it with some leftover 100lb PowerPro braid, and mounted it on a St Croix Slingblade Musky rod. After casting big Bucktail lures for about an hour, I'm impressed. I cant say for sure how many yards I was able to spool since I used a partial 300yd spool. One worry I had was, will a long cast with heavy lures empty the reel? Not a problem. On my longest cast more than half the line remained on the spool. Bulging the water surface with the big lures was easier than using my old Calcutta TE 400 for the same lures. It takes some getting used to, engaging the lever drag after a cast, but isn't hard to master, probably because the reel is so small. Not having a level-wind is harder to get used to, (for me) but in an hours time I only had one "professional overrun" (backlash). I spent the extra for the MC control feature but on this small reel it is not a necessity. The drive train consists of stainless steel gearing, so expect a slightly louder reel than one using brass or bronze gears. There is also no instant anti-reverse bearing in any Avet reel so there is a slight backward "clunk" when the pawl (or dog) engages on the retrieve or a hook-set. At this point I,m very satisfied with my purchase!
ProsBeautiful specialty reel. Light and strong! Made In USA.
ConsA reel this size could be made smoother by adding an instant anti-reverse bearing.
1 Question & 1 Answer
Luke adams
from South Australia, Australia asked:
December 10, 2014
Hi I have a daiwa saltist bay jig overhead and I am after a new reel my tekota fits fine but a Tyrnos reel foot is too big. I live in Australia and no one down here has avet reels so I can't check prior to ordering I was wondering if you could tell me if they fit on the Fuji reel seats daiwa uses. I hope they do. they look like they would be perfect for bottom bashing on light line for big snapper Thanks Luke Adams
The Avet should fit fine. You can also check out the Avet website:
Customer Service
on December 10, 2014

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