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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
SXJ 5.3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Select Color$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 L/H
Left-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Select Color$0.00 USD
SXJ 5.3 MC
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Select Color$229.99 USD
SXJ 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
SX 5.3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$199.99 USD
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
SX 5.3 MC
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/320
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.14 oz.Select Color$239.99 USD
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
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, 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 230 reviews
By Rich
Melbourne Florida
April 26, 2019
Excellent Real
This reel is so powerful for its size and cast great.
ProsThe size and power.
By Kevin
Miami, Florida
April 16, 2019
Absolute Workhorse
The first Avet I bought and I truly don't regret it. This is a reel you will have for years if you take care of it. Definitely worth the price for what you get. Make sure to use a good rod with this reel and you'll catch some crazy stuff!
ProsHigh Quality Lightweight
ConsLine Capacity
By william
New Jersey
April 4, 2019
Absolutely fantastic reels
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 Dean E.
East Cape Baja Sur
March 24, 2019
Avet lever drag
Excellent reel for light tackle but can handle big fish as well. Chunk for big yellowfin with no problem.
By Curtis
Harrisburg, PA
March 13, 2019
Quality product
This is the second AVET reel I've owned. Would put it up against any of the competition. This is a nice light weight reel with plenty of capacity for anything inshore. Everything on the reel works flawlessly. Love the MC option which I wish I'd have gotten on my other reel.
By Greg
Eden, UT
March 2, 2019
A Samson of a Reel
Can't believe how compact and light this reel is for the drag it delivers...outstanding
By David
January 27, 2019
This is actually my second sx reel. I use my narrow reel so much I decided to get a second reel with more line capacity. These reels can handle pretty large fish.
By Brett
Cape Cod
January 11, 2019
Great Option for a Custom Rod
Building rods for my daughter, Avet makes it easy with all the options they have available on these quality locally constructed reels.
ProsColor options on a quality product
ConsA line feed to the spool for young anglers would be nice to avoid tangles.
By Kurt s.
Jacksonville, Florida
January 10, 2019
Bought the six 5.3 was worried about not having the mc. Haven’t used a bait caster in about 5 years. Not a problem with this little guy. Cast farther than any reel I have. Only backlash once. I have been catching a lot of oversized reds out of my kayak. The reel handles big reds with ease.
ProsYou won?t find a quality reel for the price. Light weight and easy to cast.
By L J.
January 10, 2019
Nice reels
Just what you expect from Avet.
ProsSmooth and strong drag, durable.
ConsNot sure how well the MC actually works. You can turn it into a birds nest, not a great casting reel.
By Dan
January 6, 2019
Great reel
Used my friends sx last fall for sea bass and fluke and absolutely had to have one!
ProsEverything about this reel is top notch!
ConsHave yet to find one.
By Bryan
New Jersey
January 3, 2019
Nice smooth reel.
By Alex
December 20, 2018
I took this reel on a half day trip in Socal. I have 50lb braided line with 20lb top shot. I can't say enough about this reel, smooth and so powerful. I caught bass, bonito, yellowtail, halibut and 50lb bat ray. The Sx is exceptional.
By Mark
So Cal
November 29, 2018
Avet SX
I have several Avet reels and I think they are awsome. I wanted a lighter class set up for my arsenal and the Avet SX surpassed my expectations.
ProsPower to handle larger fish while being very compact.
By Brian
October 19, 2018
Avet 5.3 lever drag
I bought this reel to pair with a Shimano Trevala medium rod for jigging Striper and Blues along with night Bass eeling, I have used this combo for a few weeks now and absolutely love it, The reel feels great in my hand holds plenty of line to let the the fish run with no worries of getting spooled b4 tiring ,the drag is smooth and reel feels strong while under Battle. I plan on purchasing another Avet soon based on the few trips I have taken it out on I feel that it is a must have in my arsonal
ConsI only own 1 of these currently, None great reel for the price point
12 Questions & 12 Answers
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.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 5, 2018

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 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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