Avet HX 5/3 MC Raptor 3-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel

Avet HX 5/3 MC Raptor 3-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel

Price: $589.99
Model
TD Code
RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
(lb/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb/yds)
Max Drag
(lbs)
Gear
Ratio
Inches Per CrankSpool WidthWeight
(oz)
ColorPrice
HX 5/3 MC RAPTOR
AVE-0580-1
Right-Hand50-100 lb.60/240
80-topshot
100-topshot
80/670
100/600
130/420
Strike: 40
Full: 50
H: 5.4:1
M: 2.4:1
L: 1.3:1
H: 47 in.
M: 21 in.
L: 11 in.
2-7/8 in.29 oz.Gunmetal$589.99 USD
HX 5/3 MC Raptor Reel Features:
  • Lever Drag system
  • 21lb on strike, 27lb max with free spin
  • 100% machined, type 2 anodized, true 1-piece aluminum frame
  • 8 stainless steel sealed ball bearings and stainless steel components
  • Extremely stable Avedrag brake system
  • Stronger design with larger line capacity
5 Stars based on 4 reviews
By Nathan
Los Angeles, CA
Powerful Drag and 3 Spd! but need some improvements
April 23, 2021
Got a couple of Avet reels for inshore fishing.
They are like tank and never broke.
But you need to do the maintenance regularly for minor malfunctioning.
This 3 speed reel is powerful and very useful for Tuna fishing but it's not really smooth.
And the lever drag setting failed few times.
By Don
Bend, Oregon
Superb smoothly operating reel
July 4, 2020
So far, this has been used for Oregon halibut fishing in 600 ft water depth, using 3 lb weights to maintain depth and drift. Very light and smooth compared to previous heavier reels. The lighter (65#) braid also contributed to less water resistance and less angler fatigue. Operation was so smooth that at times it was difficult to tell if the spool was turning. Smooth gear shifting, and the 3 gears assisted in pacing a 600'+ retrieve. Landed several halibuts up to 35 lbs, and while not the most challenging fish to boat, they provided a good initial test and angler familiarization opportunity for this equipment.
By Gary
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Beast of a reel!
June 7, 2019
A beast for getting grouper off the bottom! Tremendous amout of drag for a smaller reel.
Pros
  • Made in the USA!
Cons
  • None
By Jessie
nj
As with all Avets good reels!
July 10, 2018
like that the raptors put out a tremendous amount of drag for their size. This has the same drag on it as my EX 30/02 and it is half the size.
Pros
  • can cast it with the magic cast! Tons of drag for a reel it's size! Made in the U.S.A.
Cons
  • none
2 Questions & 2 Answers
juncheol
from LA asked:
October 2, 2017
As I know, you do carry left handed model, please let me know the link, I want to buy a left handed model.
1 Answer
We have a left handed model but its not a HX 5/3 its a HX 5/2 raptor
Submitted by: Bernie on October 2, 2017

Edgard T Santiago
from California asked:
February 18, 2017
Do you carry left handed? What is the price difference on a lh reel? Are they life time warranty?
1 Answer
We do carry L/H avet reel in certain sizes and colors. We have a 30 unused return policy. If the length of time exceeds the 30 days the warranty than would go through the manufacturer.
Submitted by: Donald on February 18, 2017

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