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Avet MXL 5.8 MC Cast Conventional Reel, What do you think about it?



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fishmak


Joined: 11/05/2008
Posts: 77
 posted 10/15/2013 02:15 PM  

Planning to get the Avet MXL 5.8 MC Cast Conventional Reel. Will be using it for Surf Fishing, need to cast far away.

Is this a good easy casting reel?

I hear is a powerful reel, it can use for Tuna, is it true?

Which casting surf rod will you pair it with?

I need some Professional advices, thank you!

 
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 posted 10/15/2013 02:19 PM  

Can't kill it!

I've lifted a 24 pound bass up 40 feet onto a bridge with it! 'Nough said!


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kwikstick

Joined: 11/30/2003
Posts: 1094
 posted 10/15/2013 05:56 PM  

nice powerful reel but imo not a good reel for casting. if you go for it, you will need a thumb guard for sure .
i had the avet but traded it in for the abu 7000i mag(my second one)i can't get away from them, that's the reel i will recommend up



 
fishmak


Joined: 11/05/2008
Posts: 77
 posted 10/15/2013 08:30 PM  

kwikstick wrote:

nice powerful reel but imo not a good reel for casting. if you go for it, you will need a thumb guard for sure .
i had the avet but traded it in for the abu 7000i mag(my second one)i can't get away from them, that's the reel i will recommend up



On youtube, I watched a guy cast 150 yards Plus of a line using this reel. Anyone who own one and willing to share?! Thanks!
 
kcee7


Joined: 09/24/2004
Posts: 907
Location: Sayville Salt Water
 posted 10/15/2013 10:06 PM  

I have one. I wouldn't use it for Tuna in the Canyons. Not enough line capacity or drag.
 
bassman909


Joined: 08/01/2001
Posts: 1537
Location: Jones Inlet
 posted 10/15/2013 10:15 PM  

I have one and I love it
The micro cast works great in different wind directions

Just keep it clean and don't drop it in the sand



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saltysurfman


Joined: 08/02/2008
Posts: 1601
Location: Hicksville
 posted 10/16/2013 09:24 AM  

If you need to cast far, take a look at the Akios 757 Vitesse SCM. I purchased one this year and loaded with 20# mono and an 80# shock leader, no other comparable reel in my arsenal can compete. Match this up with one of the high performance rods available (CTS, CCP, Century, etc) and you will have the best casting and fish fighting set-up available.

Don't expect to cast far right off the bat, even with the best equipment you can buy. The rod and reel will only get you so far, learning the proper technique and practicing is the biggest battle in getting a bait a long ways.


To answer your question, I am not a big fan of Avets due to bearing side loading issues. They are not designed to take the drag pressure that we are accustomed to fishing here and you will go through bearings very frequently. If I was looking to use these, I would go with the Raptor series.
 
fishmak


Joined: 11/05/2008
Posts: 77
 posted 10/18/2013 07:55 AM  

saltysurfman wrote:

If you need to cast far, take a look at the Akios 757 Vitesse SCM. I purchased one this year and loaded with 20# mono and an 80# shock leader, no other comparable reel in my arsenal can compete. Match this up with one of the high performance rods available (CTS, CCP, Century, etc) and you will have the best casting and fish fighting set-up available.

Don't expect to cast far right off the bat, even with the best equipment you can buy. The rod and reel will only get you so far, learning the proper technique and practicing is the biggest battle in getting a bait a long ways.


To answer your question, I am not a big fan of Avets due to bearing side loading issues. They are not designed to take the drag pressure that we are accustomed to fishing here and you will go through bearings very frequently. If I was looking to use these, I would go with the Raptor series.



Thank you for your Professional Advice! Smile

 
shalom


Joined: 04/06/2009
Posts: 177
 posted 10/18/2013 10:03 AM  

Good reel
 
garrr

Joined: 10/14/2006
Posts: 421
Location: Nassau County
 posted 10/19/2013 10:46 AM  

I have & MXJ & SX, both with the MC (magic cast), they are great casters, not as good at casting as the AKIOS,S but much more durable, just rinse with fresh water after use.

 
Wolfdog


Joined: 04/02/2013
Posts: 251
 posted 10/20/2013 11:12 AM  

Love itup
 
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