looking for review on avet lx 6/3

Discussion in 'Reels' started by thenewkid, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    can anyone give me some pros and cons about the avet lx 6/3 2 speed anything is appreciated:eek:
     
  2. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    use your search tool-Avet LX-2.
    other than that, no reviews necessary
    IMO, not the best money can buy, but
    the best MY money can buy! This LX-2
    is becoming my favorite reel quite quickly.
    smooth as he11, dependable, lighter than most,
    affordable, etc.
    I do wish it could make 30# drag, & I wish
    it had harness lugs
    buy one
    -Brian
     

  3. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    I've had the lx for 1.5yr.s using it for jigging . The handle
    baring failed after 1 year but was fixed by avet for free. I heard they first came out with barings from china, they have resolved this issue. I have only landed tuna to 50lb. on this reel and I believe drag would become an issue on 90lb. fish, but possible. as far as reel lugs I installed an aftermarket bracket but took it off as it wasn't necessary with new rod ( sea magic dragon fly 200grm. )
     
  4. Mako

    Mako Junior member

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    It is not an Accurate Twin Drag, but it is a great little reel. I have landed some nice fish on my Avets, no negative comments here, however I only have the 2 speeds, but I would assume the single speeds would work just as well. Very smooth powerful reel, I just got back from pitch baiting Stripe Marlin in Baja with my LX.
     
  5. rhale

    rhale Senior Member

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    I have only landed tuna to 50lb. on this reel and I believe drag would become an issue on 90lb. fish, but possible. )


    My buddy landed this Tuna on a 6:1 single speed Avet LX...... Well over 100 lbs
     

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  6. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    so the lx 6/3 2 speed is a decent reel semi wallet friendly and is capable of landing up to 100 pound yft i will not be catching anything larger than that on this reel so lets say that reel matched with an oti rod should i go short with the 5'6" or go with the 6' :cool:
     
  7. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I have mine on a SeaMajic 400g jigging rod, & I'm very happy w/ it
    lots of good rods to put under that reel, depends how you're
    primarily going to use it.now you've got to handle some rods
    but you probably won't know until you jig w/ both.
    My jigger is 5'6", but if you're a bigger guy, 6' may work better for you
    -Brian
     
  8. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    hey lite liner does 6'4" tall 350# fit your description of bigger guy lol:D :D :D
     
  9. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    Now my go to reel. If I had to pick one, this would be it.
     
  10. Ragman

    Ragman Moderator

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    hey lite liner does 6'4" tall 350# fit your description of bigger guy lol:D :D :D

    I thought they only grew that big in Texas, not Connecticut! :D

    You're just a little bigger than I am! :p
     
  11. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    yep, that's big! (I'm 5' 11", 170#......:eek: )
    Honestly, just figure out what your primary use for the setup is
    then go find a rod you like to match it out
    Obviously, OTI makes a great rod for this
    as well as SeaMajic, Seeker, Calstar....
    tight lines, bigun:D
    -Brian
     
  12. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    5'6" is a more stout (600gram) rod. go with it for the AVET LX... the OTI brand rods are out of this world! you will really like the way they feel in your hands, and how nice they fish.
     
  13. thenewkid

    thenewkid Senior Member

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    so oti rod with an avet lx 6/3 it is cant wait got a trip coming up in early september
     
  14. Skawlded Dawg

    Skawlded Dawg Guest

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    I have a Trinidad 40 for jigging. I like the infinate "super stopper" anti reverse that prevents the annoying back and forth rotation of the spool. Does the avet have this problem? Also, I recently saw a post about a guy adding after market anti backlash magnets to the LX to cast poppers (I dislike spinners). How does the LX cast?
     
  15. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    the lx casts fine. just needs an educated thumb or you will be spending a lot of time picking birdnests out of your spectre.

    welcome to the site skawkded dawg....rick
     
  16. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I put aftermarker magnets in my MXL and it casts great, makes it more castable if you dont have a great thumb and doesnt take away much distance.
     
  17. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    I have 2 MLX's that were used once that Im getting rid of if you are interested they are both on the new trevala F series jigging rods
     
  18. bunile

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    I HAVE A JX_ 2 speed. I really like it. BE CAREFUL and watch the strike lever. IT can move into freespool if you are clumbsy. HELLof alot of power torque and top drag as ever needed. TRY the hoo, and compare the improvement at the strike lever settings. TNE HOO has a little click in ball that helps it stay at the strike, full setting when handing the rod or if you bump it or untangle it etc. I lost more than one fish but not latley. I just force myself to be cool calm and collected and keep the "OTHERS" the heck away from me !!! until after I'm at color, then we can be equals. Until that time its all about the fish and me !! whack em in the head with one swift geff swing. HOO_HA !!!
     
  19. bunile

    bunile Senior Member

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    big reel + last you long time and these no heavy,,, you no buy, you no buy small reel no good.hoo 4 you hoo 4 you.
     
  20. bigshellbeachbum

    bigshellbeachbum Junior member

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    I bought the LX 6/3 and put it on a Shimano jigging rod the reel is the best I have ever owned I love it the rod is not that great especially since I got a LX6/3 narrow last month on an OTI 600gm rod. The only thing I had problems with is at Tequila last month we tied off for the night and I lost at lest 6 jig to the rig. I should have stopped after the first one but the bite was so good I had to try and get one to the boat. Stubborn I am. I am looking at the new HOO for close into the rigs more drag to keep them out of the rigs.

    Scott