Went to a Striped Bass / Tuna Seminar today and had a chance to talk with two of the top guides on Cape Cod. Both independantly had the same mantra regarding AVET Reels - avoid them at all costs. Their basic concern was in the bearing that are used are subject to premature failure. Their other concern was with the drag systems in that AVET recommends dry drag, but the reels really need a wet (greased) drag to perform at their top level. I was ready to buy an HX for jigging tuna and I'm still leaning in that direction but I am going to look a little harder before I leap. Any opinions/experiences with AVETs in general and the HX in particular would be appreciated.