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Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Red

Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Red

Reg Price $189.99
Our Price $170.99
TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
SXJ 5.3 Red
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.RedReg Price $189.99Our Price $170.99
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 182 reviews
By Christopher
Central, NJ
Top of the Line
July 14, 2017
I just purchased my third SX 5.3 MC reel and I must say they are bullet proof. An excellent reel for fishing the bay for fluke or the ocean for big bass and similar species, they will not disappoint!!
ConsThere are none other than you can only get silver if you're a lefty.
By Greg Christopher
North Carolina
June 26, 2017
bought 2 sx 5.3. Liked them so much, ordered 2 6.0's !!
Prossmall but strong, built like a tank
By jaime
pasadena tx
good real
May 11, 2017
built like a tank, easy to cast
Prosshipped fast
By Craig
ringwood, NJ
Favorite Reel
April 21, 2017
Spent more that $100 on a reel for the first time in my life and could not be happier!!! I paired this with a Shimano Trevala S and it is the perfect light rod with plenty of power.
ProsSize, weight
By James
Flemington, New Jersey
Awesome Reel
April 6, 2017
This reel is great for jigging.
By Phil C.
Brooklyn, New York
April 5, 2017
Awesome reel, hold lots of braid line, outstanding quality! I love the lever drag system on the Avet reel so happy I bought it. I have 50lb power pro braid line on this reel use it for both inshore and offshore fishing. If I purchase another casting reels it will be another Avet. Best of all it a USA company and made in the USA to boot. What more can I say very happy with Avet.
By Alex w
Small but powerful
March 6, 2017
Amazing reel. My first avet. Small comfortable and even more powerful than I could think possible
By Alvaro
avet sx
January 18, 2017
great reel love it
By Hussam
staten island, NY
great all around reel
December 29, 2016
this reel is bulletproof and has tons of drag pressure and torque to muscle up fish like blackfish of of the bottom
Consdont spray with hose after outing, if you do you'll kick the grease out of the reel just wipe it down with a wet paper towel to get the salt off of it
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
Green MC
December 20, 2016
Very smooth reel. The MC version does help with casting. I like the large handle on the reel and I have had the reel for 2 years now with no issues what so ever.
ProsSolid build, smooth drag, loud clicker, great color choices.
By robert
williamstown, NJ
Make a Kid Happy
December 12, 2016
I got a couple of these for my son. He loves them, and so do I. Quick learning with the MC feature. If you purchases, buy a Magic Cast one. Very nice inshore and bay reel. My son just loves them. Finish and quality are top notch on these reels. Do some general yearly maintenance and they will last a lifetime.
ProsAmerican Made. Looks awesome. Great quality.
By Bill
Flemington, NJ
Bullet proof little reel
December 10, 2016
Perfect size for fluking & sea bass, but strong enough to wrestle Togs out of the rocks. Good line capacity with 30lb braid. My favorite inshore salt reel!
ProsSmall, light weight, good line capacity, typical bullet proof Avet construction.
By John Montoya
New jersey
This has been my favorite go to reel for stripers and fluke , have mine paired with a medium heavy 7.6 St.Croix 40 pound spider wire braid love it very light and powerful
December 6, 2016
Excelent reel for the price built strongly , Light durable and efficent
Proshighly recommend
By Big Bob
Avet SX
December 3, 2016
Reel is awesome bro!
ProsSmooth reel! Tackle Direct is always on point.
By Frank
Bodega Bay California
Small but deadly!
November 21, 2016
This little guy was my goto reel on a 8 day out of San Diego last year from landing fifty pound blue fin and yellow fin tuna while fly lining small baits to ripping irons for strong yellow tail. This reel has the finesse to catch rock fish halibut and salmon to casting for strippers. I use it for everything under about 60#.
By Ashley
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Excellent reel for light trolling with 20lb mono
November 17, 2016
Excellent reel for light trolling with 20lb mono, Have caught 20kg plus Cobias on it and this reel did not disappoint
ProsSmall and light yet very strong
By Ashley
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Excellent reel for light trolling with 20lb mono
November 17, 2016
Excellent reel for light trolling with 20lb mono, Have caught 20kg plus Cobias on it and this reel did not disappoint
ProsSmall and light yet very strong
By Jae
Sterling, Virginia
Wife loves the reel. Lightweight compared to other conventional reels.
September 16, 2016
Wife has had issues using the standard boat rental reel and rods as they are bulky and heavy. Currently this AVET is on a Shimano Trevala rod and she had no problems on a 7 hour fishing trip. Wrapped with 30lb. fluro. Highly recommend this reel and the Shimano Trevala rod combo for teens and women who may not have the arm strength for longer fishing trips.
ProsLightweight, extremely smooth, and it's PINK
ConsFor people just used to 1 click dropping for just vertical deep drop fishing, might be find it a bit of a hassle as this has Free (same as 1 click), Bait (for free lining bait), Strike (initial drag fighting), and Full (all power).
By Andrew
Great reel
September 5, 2016
fantastic reel...went tuna fishing in Taiwan. caught bunch of Big Eye Tuna....
Very well done unit
August 31, 2016
Got this reel to wade around in gulf surf on a 10' St Croix Avid Surf Rod. The thing is like a Red ant, hard working and high strenght to weight rato. Can wrangle the setup all day and its as powerful as a mule. The Reel and rod combo has become my favorite after a few outings. Its very well designed and machined and as good looking a unit as it is built. Priced well, and Tackle direct ships fast. I think id like to have another SX in the future and put it on an inshore rod.
ProsWell built, flush it out in a freshwater bucket, holds decent capacity of 20# test, fits all my salt water rods - Mojo surf, Avid Surf, Cal-star West coast boat rod, berkley big game rod. It fits marginally on freshwater catfish rods, but it comes with a clamp and if trigger is not in the way it can be used. I can not imagine not having the SX on a Fishing trip. Very compact and fits anywhere. Hendles very well and is light.
Hutchison, Mn
absolute powerhouse
August 10, 2016
This little reel is the ultimate powerhouse whether I'm pulling up to 9+ oz. Of weight, or casting bulky musky lures all day on 50lb braid, I have the utmost confidence in this amazing reel. My I add that it is made in the USAšŸ˜
ProsBrute strength, light weight, MADE IN THE USA!!!!
ConsNone at all
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 Blake
Lake worth, Florida
Solid reel
August 5, 2016
Great drag system and can go the extra mile!
ProsDrag and gears
By Daniel
Hollywood florida
Awesome reels
August 4, 2016
This reel is great I've fished a lot with it now and will definitely be getting more
By Kevin
Cape Cod, MA
This is a great reel
July 21, 2016
I have 2 of these, bought the blue one 3 years ago, it is so amazing I bought a second. Used for fluke and black sea bass mainly - you could bring in much more. smooth smooth reel and holds up well to frequent use. for the money - i won't buy another reel aside from AVET.
1 Question & 1 Answer
from Australia asked:
April 7, 2014
Can I get this reel with Left hand wind
AVE-0303 and AVE-0304 are the TD codes for the Avet SXJ5.3 models in both stanard and the MC models.
Customer Service
on April 11, 2014

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