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Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

Avet SXJ 5.3 Single Speed Lever Drag Casting Reels

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ColorPrice
SXJ 5.3 Gold
AVE-0295-1
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Gold$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Silver
AVE-0295-2
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Silver$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Blue
AVE-0295-3
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Blue$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Black
AVE-0295-4
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Black$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Gunmetal
AVE-0295-5
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Gunmetal$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Purple
AVE-0295-8
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Purple$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Dorado
AVE-0481
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Dorado$289.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Blue Camo
AVE-0476
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Blue Camo$224.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Green Camo
AVE-0447
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Green Camo$239.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Pink
AVE-0295-7
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Pink$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Red
AVE-0329
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Red$189.99 USD
SXJ 5.3 Green
AVE-0306
Right-Hand10-25 lb.15/250
20/175
25-topshot
20/350
30/300
50/230
Strike: 9
Full: 14
5.3:130 in.12 oz.Green$189.99 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 234 reviews
By Joseph
Chesterfield, VA
June 20, 2019
Well built, easy to cast
Very solidly built reel. The narrow spool on the 'J' models makes it easy to thumb the line and control the cast. This is my first lever drag reel and takes a little getting used to but I do like it.
Cast control is on the strong side but that not a bad thing. Overall, a great reel.
By Bill
Hamden, CT
June 19, 2019
Awesome deal.
Great reel, so easy to bring fish in with
By William
Montclair, CA
May 30, 2019
Wife loves this reel
Bought this reel for mothers day for my wife and she absolutely loves it, small size lots of power perfect for bottom fishing.
ProsSmall Size, Good drag, Lots of power, Cast Control
ConsNo rod clamp
By Enrique
San Antonio
May 27, 2019
GREAT!
Great reel for the power it puts out.
By Rich
Melbourne Florida
April 26, 2019
Excellent Real
This reel is so powerful for its size and cast great.
ProsThe size and power.
ConsNone
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
Pasadena
January 27, 2019
Mighty-Mini!
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
Workhorse
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.
ConsNONE!
By L J.
Washington
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
Mass.
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.
4 Questions & 4 Answers
David
from Los angeles asked:
July 25, 2017
Does the sxj come with a clamp so i can put it on a deckhand style rod?
1 Answers
The sxj's do not come with a clamp
Bernie
on July 26, 2017

mauro
from san diego, ca asked:
February 23, 2017
Would the SXJ pair well with a Shimano Teramar TMCX76HB to be used as a 20# Calico Bass/Rockfish/Smaller tuna and Yellowtail rod? Thanks.
1 Answers
Depending on what kind of line you will be using, you may want to use the SX instead of the SXJ to insure that you have adequate line capcity. So long as you have approximately 300 yards of line on your reel both the SX and SXJ would pair well with the TMCX76HB.
Devon
on February 24, 2017

Mark M
from Toms River,NJ asked:
July 28, 2015
I won an SXJ series at a fishing seminar and wanted to know what rod would be a good match for it. Just to give you and idea my other rod/reel inventory consist of Shimano, Lami glass, Penn and Saint Croix. My price range is $100-$200 for a rod. A little higher if something would really work for me. Thanks in advance.
1 Answers
Depends what you are fishing for. A shimano Clarus or a St. Croix Tidemaster would be a good fit for the reel.
David
on July 28, 2015

Boe
from Sarasota FL asked:
August 4, 2014
would like to put an avets sxj on a star aerial roller rod what do you think???
1 Answers
Reel is way too small for that rod. It is a "lighter" jigging reel, not a trolling reel.
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