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    Posted: 25 Oct 2006 at 12:58pm
I was mulling over whether to buy a pair of the new Avet SX Two Speed reels that were recently released.  I read a report on-line of the "first generation" SX's that said they did not have an anti-reverse and that the backplay in the handle was a bit disconcerting when hooked up.  Has anyone got any experience with the Avet SX reels.  What's the verdict?  And what's the story on the anti-reverse??  Seemed unusual for a manufacturer like Avet not to have an anti-reverse on one of its models?? Thanks for any advice you can share.
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get the drag washers greased with cals grease, they run an xos dry drag system(not good) but rugged strong little reel. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Bounty Hunter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Oct 2006 at 4:55pm
had an sx - no problems with the anti-reverse.

they have an 'open' drag - so are prone to saltwater ingression and its associated problems - there has been some comments on the bearings not lasting very well because of this - unfortunately, there are no replacements available which are of higher quality at present.

This problem can be somewhat avoided with liberal use of a heavy grease inside the reel and obviously, trying not to dunk the reel in the briney too often.

i think it is a reel worth considering - but requires a bit of care and maintenance to keep it running smooth.

are you considering a 2-speed? myself, dont really see the point for such a small reel...
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Originally posted by Peter da Squid Peter da Squid wrote:

get the drag washers greased with cals grease, they run an xos dry drag system(not good) but rugged strong little reel. 


wahoo - am guessing you saw the avet on www.charkbait.com ?

if youre ordering from them - they are one of the few places that stock Cal's grease - might as well get some at the same time...
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I was one of the first in the country to get an SX, had it now for about 4 or 5 yrs. Had to replace all the bearings 18mths ago now. I like the reel but its only my 2nd favourite (trini 12 1st). Very very strong, heaps of drag, but a bit industrial. 
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get an mxl the next model up, they are shiznet
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Guys, thanks. That's all good information.  I saw the 2 speed models on Melton's website.  They are offering the 2 speed with 280 yards of 50# braided line with 80 yards of 30# mono, or 300 yards of 30# braided line with 120 yards of 20# mono.  The braided line is the new Berkley Hollowpoint.  We do quite a lot of light tackle fishing here (we have one international light tackle tournament that's fished on 12lb test line) & I thought these might be a nice light weight reel.  Melton's say that the reel is grunty enough to land fish up to 100lbs. There are a few of the bigger Avets in use on the island (Bermuda) but I've not seen any SX 2 speeds here yet.
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My SX has had a good old bashing, I've had the main bearing replaced but the reel is still as smooth as. Well worth the price for a small lever drag but as BH said, two speed is a waste of time on 6 or 8KG. Maybe if your in to super speedy light line short stroking a lower speed may give you a slight advantage.
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Originally posted by Destrega Destrega wrote:

Sorry wahoo, Avet hasn't added roller bearings (instant anti-reverse) to any of it's reels.


How's Jo,  been in touch ?
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I bought an Avet SX online from Charkbait in the USA last month. I tried it out on the weekend and have some good and some bad opinions of it.
The Good: It has a "dog" system rather than anti-reverse bearings. I have had ARBs give way on some very expensive reels and am quite wary of them now. The result is more slop in the handle with a Dog but that is not a major concern to me
The Bad: I spooled the reel up with 6kg momoi mono (0354mm). and tried out the advertised "cast control". To be fair I never expected it to work and was not surprised when it did not so my thumb was ready to control the overspin. Unfortunately- not quite ready enough and to my great disappointment the mono got jammed between the spool and the frame. This happed even when I began casting using my normal thumbing technique and also when livebaiting and a kingfish picked up a bait I had out and ran with it then changed direction.Jam--- PING!!!
The hype says fine tolerances for manufacture - The reality, at least for the reel I received, is Bottom End rubbish.
Back to using Accurates or my Favourite Duel Speedy 12  for me- More expensive but if I lose a fish it will be my own fault not my reel's.

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I bought bought BH's LH Avet and added some rare earth magnets (see pics in another thread) for great cast control. Dis-assembled the reel and used a liberal amount of Cals grease to the bottom of the drag (spool base) and haven't seen any corrosion issues. I use it for light trolling but the LH wind has confused all my mates so much I've relegated it to bottom fishing.
Don't need a 2 speed for <15kg tackle.
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Im surprised at the ( bottom end rubbish) remark,

I have a sx, and it gets used from s-b fishing, to bottom fishing, to catching puka and kings,
its loaded with jigstar 15kg braid and never has it dropped between the spool and the the frame.
one thing your right about, its stink for casting.
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If you hate it that much pm me a price and I will take it off your hands
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I paid USD 200 -NZD 259 (plus freight) It is for sale ,used once (as described above) for NZD 180.00. Maybe it is just me  and not the reel, but if I don't have confidence in it I won't use it. I have an Avet T Rex that is great  and would recommend to anyone so I am not just anti-Avet. PM me if you want the SX

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Go the speedy12...... My favourite reel(s)LOL
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