Avet HX line capacity... More than I expected

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by DeepBlueGulf, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just got finished moving 600 yards of 80lb JB Hollow from a TLD20II to an Avet HX! I never would have guessed it could hold that much, but it did! No room for a topshot though, it's full to the brim! Had to hand crank it from one rig to the other, now I'm having cramps in my left arm, and blisters on my right hand! LOL!

    If a fish ever takes me down to the knot, I'm throwing that rig into the drink!

    Tom - DBG
     
  2. jaredchasteen

    jaredchasteen Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just got finished moving 600 yards of 80lb JB Hollow from a TLD20II to an Avet HX! I never would have guessed it could hold that much, but it did! No room for a topshot though, it's full to the brim! Had to hand crank it from one rig to the other, now I'm having cramps in my left arm, and blisters on my right hand! LOL!

    If a fish ever takes me down to the knot, I'm throwing that rig into the drink!

    Tom - DBG


    dont fish with gunsmoke he will throw it in the drink before that.
     

  3. Gunsmoke

    Gunsmoke Guest

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    dont fish with gunsmoke he will throw it in the drink before that.


    CORRECT!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. shanker

    shanker Senior Member

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    dont fish with gunsmoke he will throw it in the drink before that.


    I might have to toss him in to retrieve an HX though... :) :DEVIL:
     
  5. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    I might have to toss him in to retrieve an HX though... :) :DEVIL:

    That would be an interesting thing to witness.



    DBG,

    This below might help you in your future line estimates.

    Common Line Diameters (inches)
    Mono
    10# 0.012
    12# 0.014
    15# 0.015
    20# 0.018
    25# 0.019
    30# 0.022
    40# 0.024
    50# 0.028
    60# 0.030
    80# 0.035
    100# 0.039
    125# 0.044
    150# 0.056

    Braid
    10# 0.006
    20# 0.009
    30# 0.011
    50# 0.014
    65# 0.016
    80# 0.017
    100# 0.018
    150# 0.022
    200# 0.030
    250# 0.035
     
  6. ksong

    ksong SPONSOR

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    The calculation chart doesn't help much as the braided lines are nor rounded.
    On the chart, the 30 lbs mono is equivalant to 150 lbs braided line, but the 30 lbs mono is equivalant to 80 - 100 lbs in fact when you spool.
    Once you use the lines a few times, the braided line get tighter and you get more room on your spool.
     
  7. Fishhead56

    Fishhead56 Senior Member

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    DBG,
    Was that the HX, HXW?

    Anyone have thoughts on how a HXN might balance out on a OTI Jig rod
    and how much less would be the spool capacity?

    And lastly for some one wanting to keep Gun Smoke busy. Ebay has a set
    of 4 avet 30's w\poles for the low starting bid of $2500. plus shipping.

    Hurry up last day for a chance to pay list price,

    :eek:
     
  8. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    hx holds 600 yds. of 80 lb. jb hollow with room for a wind on. More than enough for most fish. This is my primary conventional jigging reel. The maximum drag is around 28 lb. I am looking at the release of the new Baker 2 speeds as they are supposed to generate 40 lb. of drag!
    It is rated for 550 yds. of 80lb. spectra and is 3/0 size with a weight of 36 oz. and under $500.
     
  9. Bazztex

    Bazztex Senior Member

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    Penn also has a new Torque 300LT Lever Drag for 2008 makes 32# of drag.
     
  10. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    Fishhead,

    It was a regular HX, and the spectra was wound on tight, around 11lbs of drag.

    Tom - DBG
     
  11. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    Penn also has a new Torque 300LT Lever Drag for 2008 makes 32# of drag.


    Bazz,

    The new torque lever drag reel retails for 599.99
    360 yards 30# mono
    360 yards 80# braid
    Single speed 6.3-1 ratio
    41.4 oz.
    32 lbs of drag

    I don't see this reel making a big success in the market. You have the new John Baker two speeds at 459.00 and the Accurate 665 two speed which is around 565.00 retail. Why would you buy a single speed reel in this price range. The regular retail for the torque 300 star drag is 399.99. Even I wouldn't pay 200 more just for a lever. I know the weight of over 41 ounce will bother a lot of people. Good luck Penn.

    Heres a pic of the TRQ300LD
     

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  12. fishr1989

    fishr1989 Senior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    I just got finished moving 600 yards of 80lb JB Hollow from a TLD20II to an Avet HX! I never would have guessed it could hold that much, but it did! No room for a topshot though, it's full to the brim! Had to hand crank it from one rig to the other, now I'm having cramps in my left arm, and blisters on my right hand! LOL!

    If a fish ever takes me down to the knot, I'm throwing that rig into the drink!

    Tom - DBG


    How much 80lb hollow would the HW Wide hold?
    I was thinking of getting one for light sharking and heavy tuna.