Im considerind purchasing an Avet HX to use for tuna jigging. Is this reel a little on the light side, or is it good for the application? Any input from guys who have used the reel would be appreciated, Fred
I have 6 Avets and the HX, which I've had for 3 years, is my favorite. If I were buying today, I'd definitely go for the Raptor dual drag model with their MC cast control. I've got 50# topshot which works great for tuna up to about 150# or wahoo jigging.
I sold my LX and MXL so I could buy the HX raptor for next season. It has the line capacity and more than enough drag to handle tuna upto 300 pounds. The cast feature may mean sacrificing a little distance casting, but I believe it will be worth it since bird's nests will be essentially eliminated. I can't wait to build a rod for the bad boy as well.