Avet SX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet SX Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

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RetrieveLine ClassMono Capacity
Braid Capacity
Max Drag
Inches Per CrankWeight
SX 5.3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
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SX 5.3 L/H
Left-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
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SX 5.3 MC
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
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SX 5.3 MC L/H
Left-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
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Avet SX 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. (Excluding Non-Raptor SXJ Models)
  • Designed, machined and assembled in USA.
  • SX, SXJ Reel diameter: 2-3/8 in.
  • SXJ spool width: 1-1/8 in.
  • SX spool width: 1-1/2 in.
  • SX crank handle length (except Raptor models): 2-3/4 in. w/ oval knob
  • SX 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. 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 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 155 reviews
By Vince
New Jersey
My first Avet
March 18, 2022
This was my first Avet reel. I liked it so much I've bought 3 more Avets since. One thing you should know is that all of the Avets I've bought make a rough noise when cranked. I did some research and learned that this is common. The roughness goes away after putting a drop of oil in the spool bearing and giving it a few cranks. After this "break-in" they're smooth as can be.
  • Light weight, well build, made in America.
  • Bearing needs oil.
By John
Great reel
March 2, 2022
Awesome reel for the price. Simple to service. Comfortable to fish. Just right for sea bass, flounder and tog
By Jeff
Palm Harbor, FL
Compact and a workhorse!
February 6, 2022
I can’t say enough good things about this reel. Used it back up north to battle it out from tog to small tuna. Now I use it as leverage against big bull reds and large grouper on the reefs.
By Louis
SA, tx
Great reel
December 23, 2021
Compact and strong enough to hold its own!! More to come!!
By Francisco Z.
Downey, CA
Made in the USA and you can feel it
December 8, 2021
Compact size which means I can switch it easily between all my rods big or small. Very strong and well built like a tank.
  • Compact Strong
  • Price and only available in right hand retrieve
By Ronnie
St Petersburg Fl
Great Reel
December 3, 2021
Have quite a few of these in various colors, I haven’t had any issues with any of them, setup in various ways for different purposes, they’re like a jack of trades reel and can perform great in multiple roles
By christopher
Fairfield, CT
perfect all around option
November 18, 2021
super solid option and very flexible reel. Have used for everything from slow pitch for seabass, jigging for fluke, and chunking for stripers and blues. If i could do it all again i would opt for the narrow version but this reel gives you so much flexability in how you can use it. Own 2 of them and never had any issues. Dont cast a ton with it but no tangles due to the MC feature.
By Douglas
Wilmington, NC
November 17, 2021
I pretty much only use this reel to cast my anchor when pin rigging for kings off the pier. But it works great and can really get some distance.
By Anonymous
Tacoma wa
June 20, 2021
Smooth excellent functionality great service and made in the USA!

Mike Tacoma Wa
  • Fit and finish and functional use
  • Zero
By TapeFoam
SF Bay Area
American Made, A Pleasure to Hold and A Pleasure to Fish With!
May 31, 2021
I have caught 40-50 halibut, countless rockfish and lingcod and the odd Pacific random fish... this reel performs, is easy to maintain and is just cool. The aluminum construction is nice and the reel is fun to play with when I'm sitting on a conference call for work!
  • Nice drag. Well built. Easy to maintain.
  • None so far.
By Ian
Longwood, FL
Well Built Reel
March 2, 2021
I bought the M/C version of the SX. Great for surf fishing.
  • easy to set lever drag
  • magged
By Ron C.
Riverhead NY
Great reel
December 6, 2020
Always wanted a lever drag ,Worked great for fluke and blackfish.No complaints..
San Diego
Great quality
November 20, 2020
This reel is smooth and extremely adjustable, I pair this with an abyss 808 and catch halibut, yellowtail, and sharks.
By Pete
Long Island NY
Great for casting
October 29, 2020
This is the first time I could consistently cast with a conventional reel. Once I put electrical tape around the spool prior to tying line, I had very little trouble with backlash. Didn’t cast as far as I would have hoped but still get good distance. Also great as a boat reel which I believe it was designed for.
  • Magnets for anti backlash.
  • Light weight.
  • Cast ability.
  • Gear ratio.
  • No level wind.
  • Casts similar distance to spin cast.
  • (Might get better with practice, also meant for casting from boat, I cast from the beach)
By Ryan
Tons of Torque
October 21, 2020
Great reel for just about anything. I mostly use mine for Tog and it works perfectly. Plenty of power to pull the big ones out of cover.
15 Questions & 15 Answers
from Miami, florida asked:
June 26, 2019
Hello, sx or mxj, which one I should get for using in south florida for slow jigging and bottom fishing on the reef and wrecks, 40 or 50lb braid. 
1 Answer
Both reels would work well while the mx is a bigger reel, what would dictate which reel is which rod you would be pairing with it.
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 28, 2019

from Miami,florida asked:
June 21, 2019
Which model and color is on 10% sale now? I checked prices are all the same
1 Answer
We had a sale on these particular avets 10% off about 2-3 weeks ago 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on June 24, 2019

from Long Island asked:
May 13, 2019
Is it worth getting the M.C. model for fluke fishing off a boat
1 Answer
If you are casting out then yes but just dropping down jigs or rigs no the mc is not needed. 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 15, 2019

sean Connaughton
from queens new york asked:
April 26, 2019
I just got my avet SXJ  5.3 I'm using it for fluke fishing on a boat can you give me a couple suggestions on some rods that would match up good with it.
1 Answer
The Tsunami classic spinning rod  or the St.Croix Mojo Jig 

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 2, 2019

from Miami, Florida asked:
February 5, 2018
Does the SX left hand retrieve come in blue? I do not see colors as an option when attempting to purchase it.
1 Answer
They are available in blue with the magic cast, here is the link for that. https://www.tackledirect.com/avet-sx-53-mc-lh-single-speed-lever-drag-casting-reel-left-hand-blue.html
Submitted by: Bernie on February 5, 2018

from Blairstown, NJ asked:
November 27, 2020
I do a lot of fishing from party boats in NJ for striper, blackfish, and fluke. I narrowed my choice to the sx but wondering if the MC option is something I would want. I'm a fairly good conventional caster and want to keep it simple but with getting older maybe it would make it easier to cast from a boat. I don't mind spending the money for the MC if it not going to add something to the reel that might go bad. 
1 Answer
There isnt a known problem with the MC parts causing reel defects, However this is a total matter of preference, if you are comfortable with casting conventional style reels then the MC may not be necessary.

Most people tend to like it just as a safety/back up feature just for reassurance

Submitted by: Alex T on November 28, 2020

Leighton Laughlin
from Vermont asked:
December 6, 2018
Would this reel be good for cod fishing in the northest? 60-160 feet of water and 10-40 lb fish?
1 Answer
Yes this reel will work and I would also suggest using the MXL.
Submitted by: Ricky on December 7, 2018

Mike Resetar
from Hillsborough,NJ asked:
April 15, 2018
Would the sx 5.3 be too heavy for fluke fishing
1 Answer
Hello Mike. The Avet Sx is a great model reel for fluke fishing. you could use this reel fishing from the jetties, boat and piers.
Submitted by: Donald on April 20, 2018

from Longwood FL asked:
November 17, 2017
Would an SX MC be a good fit on a Penn Carnage Conventional surf rod? Thank you.
1 Answer
Both an SX or MXL would be good surf casting conventional reels to pair with a Penn Carnage.
Submitted by: Devon on November 20, 2017

Paul Muia Jr
from pauliem1075@aol.com asked:
June 21, 2017
Need a good jigging reel with a trevala s jigging rod
1 Answer
The Avet SX would be a great match for that series of jigging rods.
Submitted by: Donald on June 22, 2017

from Maine asked:
June 16, 2017
Hi, I am a striped bass fisherman from Maine and I was wondering wich avet reel would you think would be good for live lining mackerel and trolling. Sxj5.3, Sx 5.3?
1 Answer
Both would work for those applications but the SX would likely be more appropriate because of the higher line capacity.
Submitted by: Devon on June 20, 2017

from NJ asked:
February 25, 2017
I fish primarily in the Northeast and am looking at the Avet 5.3 SX, and was wondering what rod would be good to paired with for fishing primarily for cod and seabass?
1 Answer
I would suggest looking into the Shimano Trevala or perhaps a St. Croix Mojo Salt or Mojo Jig.
Submitted by: Devon on February 27, 2017

from Fort Lauderdale, FL asked:
January 23, 2017
Hello I'm in South Florida and considering the SX5.3 MC Snook and Tarpon. Casting and live bait. What would you recommend for a Rod 7-8 ft MH-FAST?
1 Answer
The Shimano Tallus Blue Water Saltwater Conventional Rods would pair well with the Avet SX series reels.
Submitted by: Donald on January 26, 2017

Kevin lin
from Florida asked:
December 31, 2016
How much 65 pound braid can it hold
1 Answer
The Avet SX 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels would fit between 300 and 325 yds of 65 lb braid.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2017

from long island, ny asked:
June 8, 2014
Hello. Quick question on avet reels. I plan on ordering one from you. Trying to decide between the sx and mx series. Will be the mc model. Will be used mostly for striped bass on long island. Is there a power difference between the two, it seems the drags are the same? I currently use a penn international 965 and am looking for a little more power. Would either of these provide more power than the 965 or is there another reel I should look at?
1 Answer
Both the SX and the MX are extremely powerful. The MX is larger than the SX and gives you more line capacity. For your application, you would be fine with the SX.
Submitted by: Customer Service on June 9, 2014


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