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Avet SX G2 Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet SX G2 Lever Drag Casting Reels

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Gear RatioMax Drag (Strike/Full)Braid/YardsRetrieveColorPrice
SX G2 5.3 RH
5.3:113lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandSelect Color$234.99 USD
SX G2 5.3 RH-NH
5.3:113lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandNeptune's Heart$244.99 USD
SX G2 5.3 MC RH
5.3:113lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandSelect Color$274.99 USD
SX G2 5.3 MC RH-NH
5.3:113lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandNeptune's Heart$284.99 USD
SX G2 6/4 RH
H: 6.3:1
L: 3.8:1
13lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandSelect Color$304.99 USD
SX G2 6/4 RH-NH
H: 6.3:1
L: 3.8:1
13lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandNeptune's Heart$314.99 USD
SX G2 6/4 MC RH
H: 6.3:1
L: 3.8:1
13lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandSelect Color$344.99 USD
SX G2 6/4 MC RH-NH
H: 6.3:1
L: 3.8:1
13lbs. / 20lbs.50# / 400Right-HandNeptune's Heart$354.99 USD

Avet SX G2 Lever Drag Casting Reels fill in the line class gap between Avet's original and Raptor series. Avet's Generation 2 Reels add impressive new features, like an updated frame with new look and feel, 40% more drag output, increased line capacity, and a ratcheting Glide Plate/Lever System, making one of the Avet SX G2 Reels a great choice for your next fishing trip.

Avet SX G2 Reel Features:

  • Redesigned frame with new refined look and feel
  • Ratcheting Glide Plate/Lever System, with positive button release stop at strike position, just like the Raptor Series
  • Faceted, knurled drag knob and lever grip provide tactile feel and positive grip
  • Increased line capacities like the Raptor Series, allow generous space for appropriate larger line classes
  • Refined, silent, reliable, dog and Gear Anti-Reverse System, with more gear teeth and minimal handle back-play
  • 40% more drag output, bridging the line-class-gap between the original and Raptor series
  • Optional M.C. Cast Control
4.5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By Joe
Brentwood CA
February 12, 2018
Lever vs Star
So these were my first lever drags. I've owned many star drags. These definitely take some time to get used to. Pro; smooth,looks awesome,tons of drag,lightweight,cast great,hold lots of braid Con; drag is linear with cast preload, no level wind, more drag = harder to reel, need to put into cast mode if you max drag lever and need more You definitely have to find a happy medium with the cast preload and max or even minimum drag. I find this hardest casting lighter weight with large fish (sturgeon) or heavier weight with smaller fish (striper)
By Justin
New York City
January 18, 2018
Incredible Purchase!
Not much more I can say about this reel except that I love it. Primarily use this baby when I do offshore fishing for cod, seabass, Ling & she handles like a dream. The drag system is nice and smooth & with the G2 models it comes with a improved bearing system with max drag at 20lbs! This reel is just fun to use.
ProsFun to use, great drag system, can use for a number of different things.
ConsNone thus far
By Joe
San diego
January 14, 2018
Quality reel
This little reel is light and small but powerful enough for tuna and yellowtail under 40lbs. Most of the time I use it all day.. Thanks joe San diego
ProsCompact Solid Smooth drag
By Philip
New York, New York
November 10, 2017
Awesome reel
The reel has a very nice color combination as far as aesthetics. Performed well chunking for blues, didn't have any issues what so ever. Have heard from other anglers that you can even troll with the SX series, but would probably go MXL for it, or JX depending on trolling speed. Granted the G2 drag is that of the first generation JX. Was my second avet purchsae and was happy with it.
By Capt.John, MarCeeJay
Long Island, NY
November 5, 2017
Worth the investment
I have one of these SX5.3 G2 reels and am buying yet another one on sale. Used them for the first time on a long range trip out of San Diego and they were a total blast on big yellowtails and smallish yellowfins. Great castability and a smooth drag. I wasn't a fan of the first gen reels, but the G2 Avets have addressed most of my concerns with increased line capacity, a ratchet lever drag system that stays where you put it and increased drag capacity. Time to get another one. I am a northeast charter boat capt and these are my personal reels, plus made in the USA. Gotta love it. Use these to catch just about everything that swims in my 23' charter boat's range, including fluke, sea bass, togs, tuna, stripers, blues, small sharks and deepwater wreckfish.
ProsSmooth drag with higher max capacity on G2 models Ratchet lever drag that stays in place where you set it Increased line capacity great finish on the gold model
ConsNoisy gears, but this is a minor nit
By christopher
san antonio, TX
October 26, 2017
Worth every penny!
I bought 2 avet sx mc G2's from tackle direct and I love them both. Very smooth reels and cast very well on a 12ft surf rod.
ProsCasting Smooth reel Great drag
By gusnyny
October 24, 2017
super little Avet
I lost count how many 20lb+ fish I hauled in with this little light Avet SX. The G2 drag a a dream come true and is equivalent to more expensive reels. The rubber beefy handle fit perfectly in your palm. Maintenance is as easy as rinsing with water and wiping down. Highly recommend.
ProsDrag, comfy handle
Los Angeles, CA
October 21, 2017
Powerful little reel
This reel is perfect for what I wanted, no regrets on my purchase. Paired it with a SHIMANO TREVALA rod. This set up is light, yet powerful for jigging and bottom live bait fishing. The castability on this reel is amazing, ive gone as low as 1oz and still casts great.
ProsSmall, yet alot of line capacity. Castability on this reel is amazingly great. Easy to use switching from star to lever drag. Very powerful drag!
ConsHave not found any yet.
By Fred
Clinton, Connecticut
August 23, 2017
Excellent reel
I have several sx and sxj reels. They are deceivingly small and compact but are strong with smooth progressive drags throughout the drag range. Plenty of braid line capacity to handle large saltwater striped bass and bluefish, particularly when fishing 3 way rigs In the strong currents and the deep waters of Long Island Sound where 12 to 16 oz weights are often needed. These reels are solid and dependable workhorses, far stronger and with much smoother drags than their competion. Finally they are made in the good old USA and any issues are just a phone call away to the AVET folks in California. Lastly, I received excellent service from Tackle Direct with nice sale price and free shipping. Keep up the good work Tackle Direct!
By Eddie
Staten Island ny
August 21, 2017
A et sx
The reel is great delivered just as described caught some fluke and sea bass so fat very smooth and strong great reel I would recommend it
ProsLever drag and neptunes heart is a great color
By Paul
San Rafael Ca.
July 28, 2017
I love my Avet SX it is a work horse, this little reel pulls up a 3lb lead ball like its a 4oz sinker. I have much bigger reels that can't compare to this little guy. It is smooth as silk. This is my first Avet, but certainly won't be my last. Paul M.
By David Menchini
brooklyn, NY
July 6, 2017
Love my Avet Sx G2
The Avet SX G2 is a great little reel that can handle any Northeast inshore species. it holds more than enough braid, has around 20 pounds of drag and is a smooth reel. the magnetic breaking system is also great for casting, especially if you are new to casting with conventional reels. The new avet's lever drag has a nice quality lever drag that feels precise and well built. This reel is almost the The reel looks really cool too!
ProsLight weight Well built Magnetic breaking system is great for learning how to cast Smooth Drag Big Handle
Consnone yet.
By Andrew Kloster
June 7, 2017
It gets the job done.
Not the smoothest gearing, and the freespool is a little stiff. But for the price, it's completely worth it, which is why most folks buy Avets.
ProsSolid aluminum construction. Bang for the buck value.
ConsOn this reel the freespool was a little stiff. Noticeable, but not a 'problem'.
By Bill
January 28, 2017
Great reel
I live the ratchet drag. Very easy to adjust. Considerably more line capacity than the first generation. Cool color also introduced.
10 Questions & 10 Answers
from San Francisco asked:
February 12, 2018
Hi Is this reel available in left Hand?
1 Answers
The L/H models have not come out just yet and there isn't any set date of when they will be available. Once we have a set date of availability we will have the L/H posted on our site.
on February 13, 2018

from Brooklyn NY asked:
November 13, 2017
I am looking for a avet for fishing for sea bass, tog, porgy, bluefish and striped bass at deepest I would be fishing in 150 ft of water with 8 oz lead should I get the sx or the sxj size.
1 Answers
I'd suggest the SX over the SXJ for your applications. The SX will give you more line capacity which will make the reel a bit more versatile for a multitude of applications.
on November 13, 2017

Steven Henderson
from Georgia asked:
April 8, 2017
Is this available in pink
1 Answers
Sorry but the G2's are currently only available in gold, silver, black, blue, or "Neptunes Heart".
on April 11, 2017

from Saint Petersburg asked:
March 15, 2017
In a previous question it was said a left hand version would be available in January. Any update on when one would be released?
1 Answers
Creighton, Hello at the moment we do not have an ETA of when the left handed models will be available
on March 16, 2017

Cameron Starnes
from Corpus Christi, Texas asked:
March 15, 2017
Hi TD. I have been looking at this reel and wondering if it would be a good reel for trolling for kingfish, bottom fishing for snapper with 3-4 oz weights and fishing for sharks in the surf. Also, what rods would be a good match for those applications. Thanks
1 Answers
The G2 SX would be good bottom fishing reels. I wouldn't use this reel fishing for sharks from the surf. A rod to pair with the Avet SX G2 would be the Shimnao Trevala jigging casting rods or the Tsunami Trophy jigging casting rods. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 21, 2017

Chris Kostaras
from North Attleboro. MA asked:
January 5, 2017
Hi Tackle Direct. I have the Avet G2 SX 5.3 MC reel. I was wondering if the St. Croix Avid Series 8 foot MH casting rod would be a good fit? I will be casting from the shore and trolling in my kayak. Thanks. Chris Kostaras
1 Answers
Hello Chris, the St Croix Avid 8ft would be a great fit for the Avet SX casting and trolling from the shore.
on January 6, 2017

from Humble TX asked:
December 26, 2016
Could you special order black & gold ?
1 Answers
The colors black and gold will not be available to put on the same reel.
on December 28, 2016

Richard Bebo
from CA asked:
December 25, 2016
What color is this reel in the picture
1 Answers
Neptune's Heart
on December 27, 2016

Adrian Ines
from asked:
December 21, 2016
Have these started shipping out yet?
1 Answers
Some of these have started to ship out already and we are still waiting on the majority of the G2's to be released in January.
on December 21, 2016

from Savannah ga asked:
December 12, 2016
Do these come left handed
1 Answers
Kevin, Hello at the moment they are not available in left handed but around January they will be
on December 12, 2016


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