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#10904593 - 06/08/15 10:24 PM Avet Mxl 5.8
boosted_abugarcia Offline
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Registered: 11/17/14
Posts: 153
Loc: Waco Tx
Just ordered 3 of them has anybody ever used them or the Avet brand reels ?
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#10904828 - 06/09/15 06:15 AM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
Bluehunter Offline
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Registered: 06/15/12
Posts: 928
Loc: Abilene Texas
Let me know how they do. I've wondered if they were any good.

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#10904871 - 06/09/15 06:52 AM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
Dave P Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 653
Loc: Houston
I've personally never used them, but I see lots of posts from people using Avets for sharks, rays, and other big fish on the coast.
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#10905707 - 06/09/15 12:46 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1210
Loc: Apple Springs
I got one I've used a few times. So far it's brought in 4-5 bull reds and a 6' black tip.

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#10905718 - 06/09/15 12:49 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
BCJC82 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/09
Posts: 172
Loc: Emory, Tx
Avets are awesome. my buddy had several we used to use surf fishing for bull reds and monster speckled trouts among other things.

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#10905746 - 06/09/15 01:01 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
GBNathan Offline
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 24
Loc: Texas
I own 8 of them from sx-80w. They're built like tanks, but aren't the smoothest and the clicker on the mxl is useless unless your standing right next to it.

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#10905933 - 06/09/15 02:08 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
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Loc: Fort Worth
Too rich for my taste.
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#10905944 - 06/09/15 02:14 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
Tx Tree Grower Offline
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Registered: 09/17/08
Posts: 771
Loc: Palestine, TX
I have multiple avet reels. I bought them for nearshore fishing. I can't remember the exact models I have but they are on the small end of the avet product line. We have landed many 75Lb + sharks, blackfin tuna, cobia, etc. I dont think avet makes a bad reel. If you half way take care of them they will last forever. I don't do much saltwater fishing anymore. We use them a ton when live bait fishing hybrids and winter catfishing. Again, I don't remember what models I have but you can hear the bait clicker on mine from the opposite side of the lake.

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#10906549 - 06/09/15 06:30 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
boosted_abugarcia Offline
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Registered: 11/17/14
Posts: 153
Loc: Waco Tx
Thanks guys for the input! Yes they are a little expensive but I want to try something else instead of Abu Garcia. I will see how they cast against my 7000's . If I likey bye bye to all my 12 7000's and buying 3 more ! I will keep yall updated when they come in !
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#10906650 - 06/09/15 07:18 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: BrianTx01]
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Registered: 01/23/12
Posts: 1697
Originally Posted By: BrianTx01
Too rich for my taste.

Had to Google to find what they are. They look like tanks and I'm sure they're great, but we're talking $250 catfish reels?

I have 20 rod holders so 250x20= $5000 in reels..... whoa.

Due to financial reasons I will have to continue picking up ebay abu's.

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#10906757 - 06/09/15 07:53 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
BKT Offline
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Registered: 09/27/13
Posts: 1210
Loc: Apple Springs
Take a look at Penn's Fathom and Release's SG if you're gonna drop that much coin...

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#10910270 - 06/11/15 04:47 AM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
MilesHunter Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 548
Loc: Mansfield, TX
I've got an Avet MXJ that I like a lot. I static magged it and it casts a mile now. It is definitely overkill for catfish but if you want a reel that will pull double duty at the coast then it's a great option. I also want to get my hands on a Penn Fathom. Looks like an outstanding reel and I'm sure it's easier to cast than an Avet.

And by the way, unless you bought the MC version do not think you are going to sling that reel without magging it. I tried and tried and all I ended up with was a bloody stump of a thumb. That spool gets moving FAST!!!!
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#10911716 - 06/11/15 05:56 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: MilesHunter]
boosted_abugarcia Offline
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Registered: 11/17/14
Posts: 153
Loc: Waco Tx
Where can I get one of those mags ?
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#10912184 - 06/11/15 10:35 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
MilesHunter Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/13
Posts: 548
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Originally Posted By: boosted_abugarcia
Where can I get one of those mags ?


It's just a small strong magnet that I had laying around the house. You basically just glue it inside the frame close to the spool. Do a google search for "static mag an Avet". There are several how-to articles, most of which use rare earth magnets like you find in a hard drive. It's really easy to do and mostly trial and error. I can toss six ounces 120 yards on an 11' Penn Prevail with 25lb mono without thumbing the spool at all. It's probably a little over magged but I like it. Also pull it apart, clean the grease out of the bearings and put some oil on them. That will also get you some distance.
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#10912208 - 06/11/15 10:46 PM Re: Avet Mxl 5.8 [Re: boosted_abugarcia]
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Registered: 10/11/12
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Loc: Cash, Texas
I have 2 Avets, love them built like a tank, never any kind of problems, mine are big salt water reels a 30 Pro wide and a 50 Trx wide, the 30 is a real work horse. The Trx is one of the few reels that will pull 100+ lb drag! It will get you in trouble if your not used to it. It is overkill!
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