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Avet MXL 6/4 Raptor 2-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Gunmetal

Avet MXL 6/4 Raptor 2-Speed Lever Drag Casting Reel Gunmetal

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MXL 6/4 Raptor Gunmetal
Right-Hand25-60 lb.40/200
Strike: 21
Full: 31
H: 6.3:1
L: 3.8:1
H: 41 in.
L: 25 in.
22 oz.Gunmetal$432.99 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 44 reviews
By FishDaddy
Senoia, GA
July 6, 2018
Best Reel for the money
I've tried them all but you can't beat this reel for the money
By Steve
Seminole, FL
March 12, 2018
Raptor supreme
I purchased an MXL Raptor from TD and it has become my grouper reel of choice. Paired with a MH Tallus this reel can bring anything up off the bottom. This is the perfect 80 pound braid to 80 pound leader reel for bottom fishing the Gulf. Also serves well for fishing mangos.These MX size reels are the optimal size for my hands, still small enough to easily palm but big enough to handle just about anything on the bottom. Once you go to an Avet reel, you'll never go back to anything else. If you fish in the Gulf and you can only have 2 conventionals then the MX and SX would be the 2 you couldn't go wrong with.
ProsEverything from drag to the weight
ConsNot the smoothest reels out there but smooth enough.
January 10, 2018
Good Price & On Time Delivery
Received as ordered on time. Purchased on internet. Wish there had been a line filler promo.
By Kai
Carpinteria, CA
July 14, 2017
Real world spectra line capacity
The MXJ raptor holds just over 400 yards of 50 lb. Izorline spectra with room for short 40 lb. fluorocarbon top-shot, which is more than enough given the line class!
By Zach siegle
Lighthouse point, florida
June 9, 2017
Great reel
Must have reel for ur boat and casting st schools. Have caught at least 60 dolphin so far trolling w it and casting it
ProsGreat casting reel
By Gordon
bay area, CA
May 2, 2017
HULK green and just as incredible
When this first arrived, it didn't feel very smooth reeling right out of the box. After playing around with it for a short while, it seemed to break in and now reels nice and smooth. When I brought it into spool up at the bait shop where my friend works, he was surprised how smooth my Avet was. Since he's only handled brand new Avets straight out of the box, he thought they were just gritty feeling. There feels like there is plenty of drag and I'm glad I didn't spend a bit more on the Avet MXJ raptor. The 2 speed is awesome too.
By Jim Hart
San Jose California
January 21, 2017
Total control
Cast control is awesome was able to cast freely without any backlash made it very easy to use drag system is comparable to other small reels. very happy I purchased it. Big Fish small reel
ProsCast control. drag system comparable to other small reel.
ConsDon't have any yet
By luke
November 30, 2016
great reel
very smooth quality reel i use it for pier fishing and a little bit of trolling also a great bottom real
Lakeland, FL
September 27, 2016
Great 2-speed reel!
Took this to the Middle Grounds and hooked into a gag grouper my very first fish. I was very impressed with the reel and the way it performed. I would certainly buy another from Tackle Direct, thanks Craig!
ProsLightweight, smooth, great gear selection and seems like it will last a lifetime if you take care of it
ConsI really dont have any after 3 days of fishing hard with it. Great reel!
By Al
South Texas
September 12, 2016
1st day with reel
Bought it went and had 65 jerry brown line top shot with 40 mono. Took it to the surf and landed a 5ft shark. Reeled it in with ease, reel felt so smooth fighting him. I was questioning the line capacity and what I wanted to use it for. Well im very satisfied.
By Craig Maness
Alvin, Texas
September 1, 2016
South east texas
Awesome reel for catfish . I have no problem winching in a 50+ pound cat in.
ProsHolds enough line for my use. Has plenty of drag. Love the option to switch to a higher retrieval gear.
ConsNothing so far
By Troy
Corpus Christi, TX
June 24, 2016
Top notch reel!!!!!!!
I have owned this reel for about two years now and it is the best all around reel I own I use it for surf fishing, boat fishing and pier fishing the power of this reel is amazing and very smooth I recently ordered a sx raptor as well. I own several avet reels and have never had a problem with any of them they are very well made and easy to service I do a lot of fishing year round in south texas I have caught sharks up to six feet with this reel and landed them with ease I have also caught jack crevalle over 40 inches no problem if I had to choose one reel out of the many reels I own it would be the avet raptor. Just rinse it off after each trip like the avet website recommends and service it once every couple months depending on the amount of use and it will not let you down.
ProsGreat quality Strong smooth drag Mag cast, 2 speed Very durable Easy to service Great size easy to handle
By jay
, stuart,fl
April 16, 2016
Solid Reel
I have put these reels through heavy abuse fishing for big snook in florida as well as offshore. They hold up well for the punishment i have put them through.
Clovis, California
June 26, 2015
Extremely well built
I bought this reel to do inshore and offshore fishing. The anodizing is very nice to look at. As far as the performance of the reel, I can't recommend it for someone who is new to conventional reels. The lack of MC makes it hard to control birds nests. I've had it this reel for over a year now with almost 1000 casts and I'm still not experienced enough to thumb the reel.
ProsWell built nice colors
ConsLack of MC causes backlash
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great reel very smooth drag
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great conventional reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great two speed reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Great casting reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
This reel puts in work
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 30, 2015
avet mxl
Very tough reel.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxj
Get jigging reel with a very high drag.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
April 27, 2015
avet mxj
amazing jigging reel.
By robert
williamstown, NJ
April 27, 2015
Smooth as Silk
Loaded up with 100# braid, and this reel will tackle anything in the DE Bay, and most inshore to 20 Miles. With the Magic Cast it took me about 10-15 casts to become proficient enough to be confident in casting, although I'll be trolling this more than trying to cast.
ProsSmooth, well built and top tier for fishing.
ConsOnly available in silver left hand. (although you can special order colors) Line loading a laborious process.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
Nice reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
Good for jigging and bottom fishing
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
solid reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
Amazing reel
Solid reel great drag
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
April 23, 2015
Great reel
Solid reel great drag
By Bill
February 16, 2015
Avet Reel
I have a number of Avets and they all have preformed without fail. The MXL is perfect for fighting big stripers and blues in New England. The lever drags are especially smooth on these reels. The two speeds helps in quickly retrieving baits. Great for cod fishing too!
January 22, 2015
By Christian
Boynton beach, fl
January 18, 2015
Awesome reel
I purchased the avet mxl raptor off of tackle direct on Christmas and I have already caught some big snook on it. It is an overall powerhouse of a reel.
ProsSmooth, two speed, powerful, durable, and very fast line retrieve
Santa Cruz CA
December 28, 2014
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet!!!!!!!!!!
These small reels have so much power you need to use it to believe it. This is the fifth MXL that I bought for long range trips out of San Diego, I use this reel to fish in 30lbs line class, but you could easily fish this up to 40lbs no problem. I spool mine up with 300yrd of 50lbs Jerry Brown solid braid and about 120-130 yards of 30lbs mono. Small, light weight "Size and Function" are hard to beat. The main reason I started buying Avet reels was due to there magic cast function, you don't need to be a seasoned pro to use one. Once you own one you will know what I'm talking about. Buy one, and you'll own 20 more Avets like I do.
ProsSize, Function, Reliability, Price
ConsNot getting to fish with it more
By Stephan
December 9, 2014
great reels
awsome reel
By Keith
San Jose, CA
November 26, 2014
Tough little reel
Took this fishing for some bottom fishing. This is a tough little reel. Didn't have any issues bringing up fish off the bottom.
By Keith
San Jose, CA
November 26, 2014
Solid Reel
Matched this reel with my phenix redeye travel rod to fish overseas. This is solidly built reel 2-speed reel for a great price.
By Amir
Springfield Gardens, NY
October 21, 2014
Multi-Purpose reel
with this amount of drag and speed,it can be sticked with any rod and just do great. mainly i am using in my yak, used it for light trolling and even on the surf
By Mark Oda
The left coast
October 16, 2014
Great reel
This is probably the best reel you can buy in the price range. It is build solid. It is silky smooth with more drag than a lot of people can handle. The silver color is unobtrusive, it doesn't draw attention to itself. The knob is comfortable and allows a lot of power to be applied. The shifting is flawless.
ProsBuilt solidly. It has more drag than most can handle. The drag is smooth. The clicker is loud enough to hear over the boat engine. The shifting is smooth. The handle is comfortable. The MC is very useful.
By Vinh
Perris, CA
September 24, 2014
Great reel
This is my go to reel here on the west coast for tuna, yellowtail or even rock fishing. I understand that line capacity could be the concern for a lot of people but I've still been able to give my baits a long soak and have enough to work with. I've found that with this reel, my jx raptor hardly needs to leave the rack. It's got tons of drag and hasn't failed me so far. Great little real and American made!
By guy
bakersfield, CA
September 3, 2014
bells and whistles
does exactly what it says! very smooth reel that's built tough, already ran it through its paces on some 30-40lb yellowfin and a 85 blue, and it put the breaks to em. very happy with this reel.
By Jose
West Hills, CA
June 21, 2014
Without a doubt, one of the best American made reels.
Very smooth, powerful, and light reel. I have caught all kinds of fish on this reel, and it does not matter the size or weight of the fish, it is always smooth.
By pauline
June 17, 2014
Great 2 speed reel for a really good price
Avet MXL 2-Speed Reels are a bargain over 100 dollars less then similar 2 speed reels. Its really strong, easy to cast and light weight reel.
By aaron
Virginia Bch, VA
April 1, 2014
my new favorite reel.
the raptor is a beast. paired nicely with my CTS S7 12" surf rod. I continue to get further casts and have total confidence that i can bring any catch to the beach.
By Bob
January 29, 2014
Great Price
This is an awesome reel and I got it at a great price. I watched for various sales on the internet and this was a great deal. I own a few Avets and they seem pretty reliable. This is the smallest one I have, but I think it will be great for a light tackle set up that can step up to land a bigger fish if needed.
Jupiter, FL
January 11, 2014
Best reel for the monry bar none!
Amazingly powerful little reel. I caught a 150lb bull shark along with 35lb king with no problem whatsoever.
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