Boss 870 VS Avet LX/JX

Discussion in 'Reels' started by SpecialK, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    What does everyone think about the Accurate B2-870 vs. the Avet Lx/JX 2 speed?

    I am wondering if the preformance warrants the price difference? THose of you who have fished both...
     
  2. Gunsmoke

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    No comparison.

    What would rather eat? Prime beef or a coyote.
     

  3. gman

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    not in the same category, the accurate is amazing
     
  4. SpecialK

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    Well i think I made the decision for myself but thanks guys. I read an article late last enight that said the accurate, while it is an amazingly smooth reel, does not cast worth a shat. I think I am going to get the avet and play with it. If I dont't think it will cast well I can put the money I saved instead of buying the accurate toward a spinner...
     
  5. ksong

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  6. SkeeterRonnie

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    start cheaper and work your way up. gives you more money to buy other stuff.... LOL! Besides, trading up is FUN!!!
     
  7. jaredchasteen

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    Well i think I made the decision for myself but thanks guys. I read an article late last enight that said the accurate, while it is an amazingly smooth reel, does not cast worth a shat. I think I am going to get the avet and play with it. If I dont't think it will cast well I can put the money I saved instead of buying the accurate toward a spinner...

    not to be an ass, but you had three guys that fished both tell you accurate is better.

    One more thing as far as casting. If you can cast right a conventional will outcast a spinner any day of the week.

    I dont own either, but if money is not an issue go with accurate.
     
  8. MrBill

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    The accurate Boss's cast very well with the cast control on the left sideplate.

    Here's a quote from GS that I heard over and over last year.
    "I can throw an Avet farther than I can cast one".

    This was right before he tossed a purple avet that hit an oil rig leg. He repeated the quote all afternoon. It was about 40 yards from the boat. That purple reel left a little mark on the rig. So, if you love Avet's, just look for the purple scratch on a rig leg and get out your scuba gear.
     
  9. LT1

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    I have both. Hands down, the accurate is smoother and more powerful. IT simply is built better. It also casts very well.

    Don't get me wrong--the Avet is a fine reel. I have caught a ton of fish on it. It casts unbelievably well--in fact some have issues with it because the free spool is so good.

    Here would be my question--what pound test will be using on the reel and what drag settings do you need. If you ware really going to be pushing the reel to 15lbs of drag on a consistatn basis, go with the Accurate. If you are using 30-40lb test mostly and maxing out at 12-14lbs of drag, go with the Avet.

    Honestly, you can't make a bad choice here.

    LT
     
  10. fishordie

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    Yo SK,

    One truth about fishing is you will get as many different answers to questions as there are fishermen. Its up to you to answer for yourself. But to set the record straight about the Accurate 870 2 speed, from this fisherman who has 5 of them and almost only throws jigs, The 870 is a dream to cast. Although mine have the cast control I never use it as I LOVE free spinning reels. I toss jigs from 75 to 200 grams. Both reels you mentioned are wonderful reels but the Avet will not handle the same test lines or give you the same amount of smooth drag as the Boss. Both will handle 40 pound but to me that is where the Avet max's out. Others will tell you the AVet will fish 50# or more but not at the drag settings I use. The boss continues to have perfect free spool and the Avet starts to loose it when fishing 50# or more. The Boss will handle 60# or even 80# though capacity becomes a problem.

    I have said this a million times, with the new free spinning reels the angler must use proper casting techniques or they will over spin causing bird's nests.
    Those folks who are used to throwing spinners may hate these newer reels as they use a different stroke. For those of us who have thrown conventionals for years we welcome these new super spinning reels and would not consider slowing them down.

    Both reels are wonderful for 40#, however the Accurate is my personal choice as the best all around reel for that size.

    Best of luck with your new reel

    Jamie
     
  11. DeepBlueGulf

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    I have the JX-2 speed and I like it well enough, but I've also fished the 870 2-speed and it is a much better reel as far as smoothness and total available drag.

    Since I use my JX for jigging, I'll tell you that my only problem with it is that it doesn't have the anti-reverse bearing so you get a little bit of slap during fast jigging, but I can live with it. I do like the overall size of the JX better, seems narrower and lighter. Works great on Yellowfin in open water, but does not have the cojones to handle BIG AJ next to a rig. But I'll be spooling up an HX with spectra tomorrow for next time out.

    Tom - DBG
     
  12. SpecialK

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    FishorDie,
    Thanks for your post that was the kind of comment I was looking for.
    Its easy to get smartass comments from fishermen as I am ussually one of the ones giving them.

    Tom, Thanks fo the input.

    I am going with Avet soley because I think I will end up witha spinner before the trip. I also like the setup of the reel...
     
  13. Staven

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    SpecialK,
    I think the last post I have to agree with. I have the accurate 870 2 speed. Its a beast no doubt. I dont care for the width of the spool for jigging. We have a lot of guys swearing by the ocea or trini 40N or 16N. Think about that. The JX is much narrowr and easier to handle to me in that respect. As far as refinement Avet misses the mark over and over again. Avet refuses to put a damn anti reverse bearing because they say it will bind up the reel. Well news flash, at 15 lb of drag my reel binds up anyways.

    POint being. for nearshore jigging a JX is fine for up to 50 - 60lb braid. Prob a good choice. For tougher stuff you definitly have to step up to HX. If you want a all around reel forget the JX and go for the accurate hands down. As far as power the accurate again has bigger better gears. The spool is just too wide, now if they made a 870 and 655 narrow in 2 speed. well then I would be broke.:rolleyes:
     
  14. fishordie

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    Staven,

    Be prepared to go broke as you may see those reels you were talking about coming out of Accurate soon. Save those pennies.

    Jamie