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Avet MX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet MX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

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MXJ 5.8
avet-mxj-58-single-speed-lever-drag-casting-reels
Right-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Select Color$209.99 USD
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MXJ 5.8 Forest Green
AVE-0084
Right-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Forest
Green
$209.99 USD
MXJ 5.8 L/H
AVE-0090-2
Left-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Silver$209.99 USD
MXJ 5.8 MC
avet-mxj-58-mc-single-speed-lever-drag-casting-reels
Right-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Select Color$249.99 USD
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MXJ 5.8 MC Forest Green
AVE-0289
Right-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Forest
Green
$249.99 USD
MXJ 5.8 MC Camo
AVE-0435
Right-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Camo$284.99 USD
MXJ 5.8 MC L/H
AVE-0141-2
Left-Hand15-30 lb.15/430
20/300
25/270
30/970
40/800
50/580
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.17 oz.Silver$249.99 USD
MXL 5.8
avet-mxl-58-single-speed-lever-drag-casting-reels
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Select Color$219.99 USD
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MXL 5.8 Black
AVE-0100
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Black$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Red
AVE-0268
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Red$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Forest Green
AVE-0036
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Forest
Green
$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Pink
AVE-0086
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Pink$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Orange
AVE-0087
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Orange$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Blue/Black Camo
AVE-0172
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Blue/Black Camo$254.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Dorado
AVE-0483
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Dorado$309.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Green Camo
AVE-0179
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Green
Camo
$254.99 USD
MXL 5.8 Gunmetal
AVE-0211
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Gunmetal$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 L/H Gold
AVE-0089-1
Left-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Gold$269.99 USD
MXL 5.8 L/H Silver
AVE-0089-2
Left-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Silver$219.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC
avet-mxl-58-mc-single-speed-lever-drag-casting-reels
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Select Color$259.99 USD
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MXL 5.8 MC Black
AVE-0122
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Black$259.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC Gunmetal
AVE-0129
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Gunmetal$259.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC Green Camo
AVE-0183
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Green Camo$294.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC Forest Green
AVE-0198
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Forest
Green
$259.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC Blue/Black Camo
AVE-0261
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Blue/Black Camo$294.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC Pink
AVE-0287
Right-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Pink$259.99 USD
MXL 5.8 MC L/H Silver
AVE-0151
Left-Hand15-30 lb.20/360
25/320
30/240
40/960
50/680
65/450
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.8:138 in.18 oz.Silver$259.99 USD
Avet MX 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.
  • MXL, MXJ Reel diameter: 2-3/8 in.
  • MXJ spool width: 1-7/16 in.
  • MXL spool width: 1-7/8 in.
  • MXL, MXJ crank handle length (except Raptor models): 2-3/4 in. w/ oval knob
  • MX 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 65 reviews
By Tom Z
Brick, NJ
August 31, 2017
Nice reel, it just works
Purchased the MXL 5.8 reel, returned it for the MC casting model, works nice, good quality.
ProsQuality built in USA
Conshaven't found any yet.
By Mr Hey Now
NYC
August 21, 2017
This reel is like a winch
I have a few of these and absolutely love them -
By Micheal
Salisbury,North Carolina
July 29, 2017
Awesome Reel
This is my first avet reel can't say enough about it. Well built construction awesome colors, good reel for trolling or even live bait fishing.
ProsSmooth Well built construction
ConsNone
By Greg P
Sugar Land, Tx
July 24, 2017
Beautiful reel
I love the craftsmanship that Avet puts into their products and how sturdy their reels are. The only minus of this purchase was that I was new to Avet reels and didn't order a MC version. The MC feature is worth having if you're an occasional user.
ProsSturdy Beautiful Functional
ConsI didn't think to order the MC model
By Tod H
Washington
July 22, 2017
Tuna time
North Pacific coast yellow tail tuna are in and this gets the job done great ! 65lb braid. I use them for bottom fishing and tuna, first season with them and all good.
By sean
Carlsbad, CA
July 17, 2017
Avet quality
Bulletproof Avet as usual. Love this reel and love the Avet product. Use this on my live bait rod
By DJ molina
Kingsville, Texas
July 5, 2017
Love it
Love this reel I have the avet MXL 5.8.1 and I love it everthing is truly Made to stands up to a high quality level I do not have the mc series because that takes away from how far you can cast
By BP
OBX
April 27, 2017
Great Conventional Reel
My first saltwater conventional reel. Learned to cast with this. MC works great, can tell a definite difference in setting. Lever drag is easy to use. Do read the instructions on setting up the drag.
ProsAll good
ConsNope
By Ben
Reedville, VA
January 23, 2017
Decent Reel Made in the US
This looks like a decent real, not the best, but certainly worth the money. The fit and finish is good, you certainly get what you pay for here. There are other reels in this category which I like better, but this is a good one.
By robert
williamstown, NJ
December 12, 2016
Avet Wins my Money. Top Notch
Superior finish and smooth casting. Awesome bay and inshore reel, that can tackle heavy stuff if needed. Great casting reel.Left handed to boot.
ProsAmerican Made. Fit and finish superior.
ConsOnly available Special Order for Lefties.. Otherwise stuck with silver.
By Andrew
Galveston , Texas
December 1, 2016
Avet mxl
I have one of these reels and it is amazing. It cast a mile and is very light.
By BRIAN
JUPITER, Florida
November 8, 2016
The best reel on the market
The AVET MXL MC is my favorite for use in bottom fishing south Florida. Fantastic reel. Very smooth and very strong.
By Dennis
Redding, CA
August 19, 2016
Awesome Reel for Chinook Salmon
What a smooth reel! The drag works exceptionally well. The reel is a great compliment to my 9'4" Red Line rod. The reel is lightweight and is super powerful with the 5.8:1 gear ratio. I had no issues catching a 25# King Salmon in the ocean! One item that I really appreciate, the reel is 100% made in the USA.
ConsThe only thing I wish Avet would do, is create a level wind with a line guide.
By LTM
Anson, Texas
August 12, 2016
BombProof & Multifunctional
Its a Bombproof saltwater reel, but the thing can be used really well as a big catfish baitcaster as well. I stuffed it on a berkley big game rod as well as a slightly modified whiskerseeker Chad Furgeson rod in medium heavy 7.5 feet, run 20lb stren and the thing casts a mile. So, you spend more bucks on the Avet than one of the larger round freshwater baitcasters, but you come out ahead the minute you run it on two different rods.
ProsBomproof quality, Big capacity in a small machine, value priced, stainless steel guts, MADE IN USA, not Chicom, and the thing is stunningly lovely art form in CNC.
ConsAbsolutely not a one.
By Jay
stuart, fl
May 14, 2016
Reel Tough
solid all around reel if you want to crank hard on fish avet is the way to go and they have a maintenance service as well.
By Charlie
Northwestern Washington State
February 4, 2016
I really appreciate this reel.
This is the 3rd Avet 5.8 that I have owned. This one has the lever drag which the others don't. The lever drag just makes a great reel better.
By Weldonk
San Diego
January 19, 2016
Solid Reel
Got this for west coast albacore, yellowtail flylining live bait . This is a very well made reel that is solid and casts fairly well (MC). I have it spooled with 50 lb PowerPro and and a 100yd topshot of florocarbon leader in 25 lb. First time out last month got into an epic bonita bite (10-12 lbs) that had the drag screaming and one break off (should have retied) I stopped counting after 15 and then figured it was time to go below and have a beer.
ProsFirst L/D and first Avet which have a great reputation in the San Diego area. As said this is a well made, solid reel that is well machined and has a great handle which makes crankin' easy. Also the drag is very smooth with no stuttering. Fairly easy to control when in free spool which can be a problem with L/D reels in my limited experience with them and with the drag just engaged (I put marks to show where drag starts-is at strike on the frame) I can feed out line to keep the bait lively and moving away from the boat. I found it easier to control my line than another major brand L/D I had previously borrowed that had line spilling all over the place without lots of "thumb on spool" time.
ConsWish it had a higher drag rating (9 strike-14 full) as I would like to move up to 30 lb topshot for bigger fish without being near the max drag rating. Still getting used to a L/D but so far have the MC set at Max 5 with few backlashes. Drag rating issue kept it from 5 stars.
By Reginald
Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 28, 2015
Well built reel
I love this reel, it's compact and solid definitely gets the job done
By Tim
Raleigh NC
August 19, 2015
Avet MXL 5.8 MC
Solid compact reel with great drag and power. Smooth and great casting.
By Richard Pombriant
Massachusetts
August 16, 2015
Good reel
Exactly what I needed does everything I want
By John K
Southern Wyomig
May 24, 2015
Quality made in USA product
This is my first non level wind and I'm extremely impressed with it. Using it for trophy pike and catfish and large baits in big current. It is easy to use and tough enough to handle anything in freshwater (will try gar in a few months). For the first time I do not have second thoughts about the reel I'm using for big fish, confidence in your gear is so important and the weak link should be the person holding the rod, not the gear he's using. It wasn't cheap but the 100$ reel that only lasted for 8 months and wasn't used in the winter only burned a hole in my pocket and it's own gears, this reel has already paid for its self. I lost a potential fish on a sub par reel that stripped it's gears. Never again. I can cast it over 100 yards in good conditions easily (7' 6" rod) today I got 70 yards with strong wind in my face. Out performed other reels with aftermarket ceramic bearings. I would highly suggest it to anyone who is thinking about making the purchase.... You will not regret it.
ProsEngineered, manufactured, and assembled in the USA Cast ability Smooth drag Power of a winch For 3 ounces heavier, a reel that is quality built Did I mention made in the USA?
ConsPrice, spend the money once not three times and have a real that will not fail on a potential state record fish.
By Glenn Lewis
Bayville, NJ
May 10, 2015
Small size big strength
I only used this reel one time so far but, it is clearly superior to other reels I have. It's small size compared to it's strength is great. I used it for blackfish and it also handled shark, cod and sea bass with no problem. I put 500 yards of 50 lb braid on but, it will hold 680 yards. It is important to setup the drag preset properly for the line you use. Read the owners manual on the enclosed disc.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great live bait reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great casting lefty reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great casting reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great jigging reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 29, 2015
avet mxl
great reel has a very smooth drag.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 29, 2015
avet mxl
great for live baiting inshore.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 28, 2015
avet mxl
Overall great reel with a really cool color
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxl
great reel to match a pink rod.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxl
This reel is great and has caught me so many fish.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxl
super smooth drag an overall great reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxj
solid reel
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxj
Great reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 26, 2015
avet mxl
Awesome reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 26, 2015
avet mxl
great reel.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
really nice reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
best reel for the money
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
Great reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
work horse of a reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
great all around reel
Solid reel great drag
By Nicholas
Madison, CT
April 14, 2015
Avet reel is the best
avet makes the best reels. These are so strong and powerful. I recommend these to anyone looking for quality and durability.
By keith
Athens, OH
March 5, 2015
good for beginners
I am new to casting round reels in the surf. the magic cast is impressive. you hardly need to do anything when casting. I thought I would have to put in some time learning how to tune it to the large surf rig leads. but it casts heavy and light weights with ease.
Prosconstruction ease of casting line capacity
Conslight drag for heavy surf
By Imran
miami, FL
February 4, 2015
great reel
i use this reel for light bottom fishing in south fl, first day i was amazed at how smooth the free spool was. first drop 14 lb mutton snapper, i must say i am satisfied with my purchase
Prosamazing free spool and line capacity for such a small reel
By sam
United States
January 3, 2015
american made quality
Smooth and handles very well. Just grabbed a sx as well. Tackle direct best prices around
ProsEverything
ConsNone
By Christian
Boynton beach, FL
December 6, 2014
Avet mxl
I purchased an avet mxl a while back and I have fished it ever since. It is capable a catching snook,tarpon,tunas,wahoo,and etc. It holds a lot of line and has the drag to cover it. I would recommend this for any top notch fisherman.
ProsSmooth, great line retrieve, awesome line capacity, and a lot of drag to stop big fish.
By max
Redding, CT
December 5, 2014
Amazing!
I recently bought this reel for kayak fishing and intend on using it for stripers and blue fish. I loaded it with 50lb kast king braid and so far it has performed amazingly. My dad also owns an sx and an lx and we both love the avet reels. Amazing reel for the price. I was debating between this and an accurate and I decided this because of past experiences and the price. The accurate was around $350 for the same size/concept reel.
Prosweight, size, smoothness, line capacity
Consnone
By George
Florida east coast
December 3, 2014
Excellent casting reel for someone used to spinning reels for the surf
I purchased this reel for surf fishing after lurking on several discussion forums for comments on Avet from surf enthusiasts. Comments were overwhelmingly positive for build quality, customer service, and owner serviceability. The only other casting reel for the surf I own is a custom mag'd Penn 545 and everything else is spinning. I am used to larger reels generally and was concerned about the small size of the SX and MX models and did not have the opportunity to try it out before the purchase. I ordered the MXJ MC model and it's a perfect match for the 10'6" St. Croix Mojo surf rod. Though small in size, line capacity is more than adequate. I have it spooled with 30lb PowerPro braid super slick. I have only practice-casted with it thus far. The mag mechanism is highly effective for someone used to spinning. I recommend following the directions and practice starting at mag set at 5 and gradually decreasing it to find your sweet spot. Each increment down to 1 on the mag adjustment makes a noticeable difference in braking. Very solid reel.
ProsBuild quality, simplicity, choice of anodized finish.
ConsNone so far after practice casting.
By dale
Tomball, TX
November 5, 2014
great surf reel
Avid mxl reels with the mc work well for surf castings. I have switched all my surf rods to the Avid mc (magnet cast) reels. Very smooth, light and powerful. I use braid and top shot of florocarbon. The different colors options make it easy to identify when multiple rods are in use.
ProsQuality construction, easy to service
ConsDo not drop in the sand, can get gritty and will have to be serviced.
By Rudy Garcia
West coast
October 5, 2014
Great reel
Avet has great stuff . Put it on the right rod (black fin #88) for the money you pay. Under $500 for both. You get the best. Very smooth reel and pound for pound the best reel out there......
ProsLow price
ConsNone
By AJ
East Coast, U.S.
September 20, 2014
Avet MXL 5.8
I've owned one of these reels for a few years now, and I absolutely love it. I filled it with 50# Accubraid and paired it with a 7'11" cut down century surf rod that I custom built to match it. I've performed very little maintenance on it and it still runs like a champ. I've used it for everything from throwing eels to popping to trolling for pike and lake trout. It casts very well and is not very prone to backlashes. While I do love the reel, I wouldn't mind having some more drag capability without having to splurge on a raptor series MXL. Also, the drag cam increases the drag very quickly: Basically from freespool, one to four pounds, six pounds, strike, then full drag. Then again, it's not made for heavy appilations, so it's not a handicap. The high retrieval rate is also great, as many reels of this size are fairly slow. Overall, it's a good reel for a fairly good price.
ProsSmooth drag system, light weight, high retrieval rate, good freespool, looks great
ConsNot the highest drag rating, difficult to cast weights under 2oz, it's a bit expensive now
By Rob D.
VENICE BEACH CALIFORNIA
August 19, 2014
Doesn't Get Any Better
I love this reel super smooth. I reel in 20-40lb. Tuna & yellowtail all day. Perfect for casting live bait to any size lures &jigs, just adjust the MC lever & cast without worrying about backlashes. The color of this reel is amazing.
ProsNo backlashing
By Willie Thompson
Hudson Valley, N.Y.
May 14, 2014
Fish On
At best I am a novice fisherman. Went striper fishing for the first time this season. The mighty Hudson has giving up her bounty. To date 14 fish on deck all on the Avet MXL 5.8. Looking forward to fishing the sound.
ProsGreat value. Great Color. Envy of the fleet.
By Chris
New Matamoras, OH
January 24, 2014
AVET SALE
I was so jazzed to see the 20% sale on the MXL 5.8 mc. The reel was shipped in 7 hrs from the time I paid for it and that is what keeps me coming back.. Thank you for the great service. Ordered the black and blue camo to match the Okuma pole I just got from tackeldirect.
By Matt
El Cajon
December 26, 2013
Great reel
Have two and love them both
ProsStrong durable
ConsNone
By SL
Greenport, NY
November 29, 2013
excellent reel
used it blackfishing in long island sound.
By KEVIN HAN
United States
November 7, 2013
great product
First avet reel and was very satisfied. Smooth reel and great feel.
By amor
bakersfield, CA
November 2, 2013
small but powerful!
I love this little devil! casts very well, narrow spool helps you concentrate on bringing in the fish and not worry too much about line lay, no trouble encountered with barracudas and yellowtail. haven't caught white sea bass though but i'm sure it will do very well. I just wish it has instant anti reverse.
By Big Al
San Diego
September 15, 2013
American made excellence
Incredible quality, totally dependable, and capable of fighting much bigger fish than I intended it for.
ProsQuality, smoothness, compact size, dependable
By Ferdinand
Brooklyn, NY
September 11, 2013
You Can Cast!!!!!
I love this reel!!! I have tried casting with an open reel, and it was a no go! But the Avet with MC makes it very easy to cast by setting the control on the side. I've practiced with the setting at 5, and am now working towards setting 3. The higher the setting the tighter the control for casting. Like the YouTube videos show, you don't really need your thumb to control the line as it leaves the spool. Not as smooth as a Talica, but I am now using my Avet way more than I do my Talica.
ProsLight weight, and the Magnetic Cast Control cannot be beat!!!! Avet MC controls way out does the Penn Squall 15 MC by a million miles!!!!
By Harry Jones
Southport (weekends) & Raleigh (weekdays) NC
July 21, 2013
It's an Avet...Need I Say More?
In my opinion Avet is the king of reasonably priced, high quality, machined aluminum reels. There may be better reels (but not by much) but they'll cost a lot more. There are obviously many less expensive reels, but they just can't match the Avet's in terms of construction quality and features. I did a lot of research before purchasing my set of Avet's, and I believe they provide --by far-- the biggest bang for the buck in the world of small-medium conventional jigging/casting/trolling reels. I have 2 SX 5.3's (on Penn Torque Jigging rods), 1 MXL 5.8 (Kunnan live-bait rod), and 3 LX 4.6's (Penn Torque Gamefish rods). The MXL/Kunnan combo (third from the left in the picture) will be used primarily for live baiting king mackerel, blackfin tuna, dolphin, etc. while I am anchored or drifting in 60"-90' of water offshore of Southport NC, mostly in close proximity to Frying Pan Shoals. It will also serve as a backup jigging rod. I am just starting the process of adding line (40lb Rapala Stretch Braid on the SX's, 25lb/30lb Yo-Zuri Hybrid for the MXL/LX's; all backed with additional 40lb/50lb PowerPro braid) to the combos and getting my boat ready to go, but so far I am quite impressed with the Avet's overall. Smooth drags, simple & functional construction, and a feeling of quality that just can't be described in words. By the way, all of my Avet's are gold; gotta have the bling, baby! :)
ProsDrag system, quality construction, reasonable pricing.
ConsNone (that I am aware of yet).
By Luis
Aventura, FL
July 10, 2013
Can't get enough - great reel
Second purchase!! The AVET MXL 5.8 is a great reel for all sorts of deep sea fishing. Its a great competitive reel for tunas, wahoos, dolphin, sail fish and why not a nice Marlin. You can have over 600 yds with combination of mono and braid. Highly recommended reel and a great option if you are looking for a powerful small weight reel with great line capacity.
Proseverything about the reel is good, great material use, lots of line
By Luis
Aventura, FL
July 2, 2013
The ultimate reel
The AVET MXL 5.8 is a great reel for all sorts of deep sea fishing. Its a great competitive reel for tunas, wahoos, dolphin, sail fish and why not a nice Marlin. You can have over 600 yds with combination of mono and braid. Highly recommended reel and a great option if you are looking for a powerful small weight reel with great line capacity.
Prossmall, powerful, weithless, over 600+ of line
Consreel bag is an optional item
By Michael
Pontiac, IL 61764 USA
June 27, 2013
Solid smooth powerful well made.
I have owned this reel for over a year now and I'm very impressed. My use is different than it's intended saltwater design. This is my primary Lake Sturgeon reel used once a year below the Prairie Du Sac WI. dam on the Wisconsin river. Casting is a dream using the Magnetic Cast feature, so much so that you can learn to completely leave the spool "unthumbed". It's something you need to try to believe. Many reviews of these reels diss the low drag range as not enough. My own drag is set far below maximum and I find it is more than I want to hold for an extended fight. Learning a conventional lever drag reel without a level wind for me was easy and straight forward. My next planned use will be Blue catfish in the Alton IL. area. Hoping for a 100lb trophy, this reel can handle it. I was able to load 300yds of 80lb PowerPro braid. Avet includes a warning on braid slippage and recommendations on proper braid spooling. In summary I am happy with my purchase and plan to add other Avet models in the future.
ProsNice fit and finish, strong and well built. USA made. Right size to use all day.
ConsAvet reel foot design is a "maybe" on some rods. Some of the small parts chrome plating has peeled on my reel. I did not contact Avet about it because it just didn't matter enough to me. I believe they would fix it if I had asked. I prefer the unplated stainless look to the shiny chrome so I left it "seasoned".
By MC
PA/NJ
May 28, 2013
Love it so far...
Bought this reel for the spring striper season. I caught a few nice fish with no problems at all. Fun reel to use. Cast control works awesome. Paired the reel with an Ugly Stick Tiger Lite 7'0 rod. Balance seems good and sensitivity very nice. Only thing I would change is the bait running clicker is a bit stiff for picky fish. I feel as if the clicker was a bit smoother it would be a 5 star reel. I will be buying an MXJ next.
ProsStrong drag and sturdy construction Fun to use. Attractive. Cast control works great
ConsClicker a bit stiff for picky fish
2 Questions & 2 Answers
pwz
from Hutchinson MN. asked:
March 6, 2017
Good reel for giant carp 30-45lbs? Also is this a good reel for huge flathead? 50-60lbs?
It sounds like this reel will be sufficient for your applications. Keep in mind that the max drag on the Avet MX is 9lbs. at strike and 14lbs. at full. If you feel you will need a higher max drag then you might want to consider an Avet MXL G2 or an MXL Raptor.
Devon
on March 7, 2017

Ryan
from Nj asked:
November 2, 2015
Should I go with the mx or lx? I plan to use it trolling for stripped bass using parachute rigs umbrella rigs and stretches. I also might get into some small blue fin trolling inshore. I plan to pair it with the bill fisher 5'9" 20-40 rod.
If you were just doing striper trolling I would recommend the MX, Considering that you want to do smaller bluefin I would consider looking into the LX Raptor for the extra drag and line capacity.
David
on November 3, 2015

 
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