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Avet HX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet HX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

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RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankSpool WidthWeight
HX 4.2
Right-Hand30-60 lb.40/380
Strike: 22
Full: 28
4.2:137 in.2-7/8 in.24 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
HXW 4.2
Right-Hand30-60 lb.40/490
Strike: 22
Full: 28
4.2:137 in.3-1/2 in.25 oz.Select Color$309.99 USD
HXW 4.2 Silver L/H
Left-Hand30-60 lb.40/490
Strike: 22
Full: 28
4.2:137 in.3-1/2 in.25 oz.Silver$309.99 USD
Avet HX 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.
  • Stainless steel harness lugs, reversible to store within reel when not needed (except HXJ models).
  • Wide spool design for large line capacities.
  • Matching machined aluminum rod clamp. (Excluding Non-Raptor SXJ Models)
  • Designed, machined and assembled in USA.
  • HX Reel diameter: 3-3/8 in.
  • HX Crank handle length: 3-3/8 in. w/ oval knob (HXW Raptor has T-Bar 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 24 reviews
By william
New Jersey
Absolutely fantastic reels
April 4, 2019
Was always a Penn guy but i switched over to an Avet after trying a friend of mines new one. These reels have great drag power behind them and will catch fish bigger than what they are rated for.

By Robert
East Point, GA
I love this reel for surf fishing!
March 8, 2019
I've caught a bunch of bull reds and sandbar sharks on this reel. Stops them like a champ!
By Dave
Brigantine, NJ
Affordable quality
January 5, 2019
I troll 4 LX€™s and an HXW down the shoot off my 25€™ Mako for inshore tuna, wahoo, dolphin and striped bass off the coast of southern NJ. I was a bit reluctant going with this setup because I was afraid of being outgunned. Boy was I wrong!

I€™m jigging and chunking with 40 and 30 lb leader so I really have all the drag I need for that line class. I€™ve got hundreds and hundreds of yards of 65 pound braid and I€™m not anchoring unless I absolutely have no choice so I€™ve got plenty of line.

The HXW gives me well over 800 yards of braid/80 pound topshot so it fits well way, way back for bluefin. I€™ve had no problem whatsoever with any of my Avets and I work them pretty hard. I keep them clean and they still feel like brand new.

I€™ll be adding a couple of MX G2€™s in the near future for dedicated jigging sticks and I€™ve no reservations fishing these for the same species. Plenty of line, adequate drag and if and when I get the big one that I just can€™t turn, I€™ll back down on him.

Tackle Direct always manages to have the best deals and their customer service is top notch. Showroom€™s a pretty awesome place to visit after you pick up the tax return, too!
By Mark
Love my Avet reels
December 11, 2018
Smooth, high quality and made in the USA. I've switching all my reels to Avet
ConsRight clip-in for fighting belt too close to drag lever, should have made it slightly taller
By Double C.
Neptune Beach, Fl
nice reel
December 1, 2018
worked like a good fish reel should.. no issues, line dropped 120' down quickly without bird nesting and then when we switched up to troll line went out good pull meat. A good all around real with a bunch of line capacity.
By Nick
Syracuse, Ny
Amazon reel
July 11, 2018
Very strong for cranking Harvey fish.
By Tony
Kent Island, MD
Great 50-60 lbs Class Reel
June 29, 2018
The reel is strong and very durable. Light weight for it's size.
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
Great 50# - 60# class reel
June 1, 2018
Very powerful reel and dependable. The drag lever is very easy to control the drag tension.
By Mark
Li, NY
Works and works and works
March 9, 2018
I love everything about this reel, everyone doubted me when I said I was gonna use this surf casting, who€™s laughing now lol
ProsSmall for a reel that holds 600+ yards of line, nice low gear ratio, smoothest reel I€™ve ever owned.
By Seazilla
Long Island NY
Nice Reel
January 3, 2018
Very nice well built reel for the price. Using for offshore trolling and bunker spoons in fall. Good looking reel at a good price. Have 2 on Tallus 5€™9€.
ProsPerfect size
ConsNone yet. See how it holds up over a couple seasons.
By Raven688
Chugiak, AK
Excellent Reel
June 24, 2017
The Avet HX 4.2 is the smoothest reel I own. It works great on Alaskan halibut, lings and the assortment of rockfish we see. I'll buy another next year, perhaps the 2 speed version to make checking the gear easier.
ProsSmooth lever drag system. 4.2 gear ratio w/ large diameter spool
ConsToo good looking to want to beat it up. We'll thrash it anyway :)
By matthew
November 23, 2016
This reel is a monster. I use it for livelining bunker for stripers. It has held up to a bunch of 35 pound plus stripers, and a bunch of gator blues.... one pushing 22 pounds.
By Jake N.
West Central Florida
Drag Failed
July 15, 2016
1st trip offshore drag failed grouper fishing. Was really excited about this reel. Had set up with 60lb braid to 40lb mono backing taped to spool. Very disapointed. Contacted Avet and was talked to very rudely by a customer service rep that knew nothing about a reel and said "Sorry I'm not a fisherman" transferred to someone else and was told I must have made a mistake when spooling when I try'd to explain how I rigged it I was cut off with "just send it back to us" by someone named Eliza and hung up on while trying to ask where. I was going to look up where to send at this point but now I think I'll just have my guy repair it and pay for it myself to not deal with them anymore.
ProsBeautiful Real Line Capacity Didn't get to use long enough to list any others
ConsCustomer Service at Avet Drag failure
By Kamran
Boynton beach, Florida
Great reel
June 23, 2016
This is perfect for peril fish ink for big snook in th summer. Has a super smooth drag and is perfect for anything offshore
By Luke
Great Reel
December 8, 2015
Got this reel a couple weeks ago and i love it. Already fought a 42 inch striped bass and it worked like magic.
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Miami,Florida asked:
June 24, 2019
By when will you have the hxw 4.2 in Orange in stock
1 Answer
The orange is no longer produced.
Submitted by: Ethan on June 26, 2019

Leandro Gonzalez
from Miami,Florida asked:
April 23, 2019
Can this reel handle blacktips
1 Answer
This reel can handle blacktips.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 24, 2019

from California asked:
May 8, 2018
I live in California is this a good reel for Yellowtail and Bluefin Tuna
1 Answer
Hello Eric, the Hx can handle the yellowtail but the bluefin you'll need a much stronger reel.
Submitted by: Bernie on May 10, 2018

from Orlando, FL asked:
June 3, 2019
Debating between this Avet HX 4.2 and Penn PFTH30LD. Typically for bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper in 100+ feet of water. Also debating a cost effective rod...

Rods: Star: DLX407 DELUXE boat rod

           Daiwa: PRTB70XHF Proteus boat

           Shimano:TZC70HBLK Terez

1 Answer
The Avet is going to give you a slightly higher drag as well as an increase in line capacity. They are wildly popular and a great all around reel. In terms of rods, I would side with either Diawa or Shimano in terms of power, backbone, sensitivity and overall quality.
Submitted by: CHARLES on July 26, 2019

Leandro Gonzalez
from Miami,Florida asked:
April 24, 2019
What rod should i put with this for snooks and black tips

From shore

1 Answer
JWD-0014 or the JWD-0017 Both would be perfect
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on May 23, 2019

Charles Benn
from PA asked:
November 2, 2018
Could you tell me if this real is good for tile fish
1 Answer
Yes the Avet HX will be a good reel to use for tile fish.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 3, 2018

Nathaniel Ramirez
from Miami,Florida asked:
January 12, 2017
What 8 foot rod would you pair with the hx 4.2 for live baiting for big snook.
1 Answer
The 8 ft Seeker Super Seeker Live Bait Rod would be a great fit for an Avet reel. for live bait fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on January 14, 2017

from Pakistan asked:
July 24, 2015
which one model of these reels best for mackerel , Queen Fish , trolling ( Inshore )
1 Answer
The HX would be a great reel for this application. I would recommend the It provides plenty of line capacity for the target species as well as a moderately fast ratio with plenty of power.
Submitted by: Paul on August 6, 2015


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