New Avets?

Discussion in 'Reels' started by jig, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    Apparently Avet is launching some heavy hitters soon. An SX with 17# strike and 26# max drag?!
     
  2. gimmedeal

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    That's pretty impressive. I guess they had to respond to the new Accurates. Glad I'm not much of a conventional reel kind of guy anymore. I'd have to be buying new reels.

    Fred
     

  3. Pope

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    Those are impressive numbers for such a small reel.
     
  4. Pope

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    BTW, where did you see this?
     
  5. Grescobia

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  6. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    its about time! avets are nice reels and priced right, but they lacked drag in their smaller reels.
     
  7. Grifft

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    its about time! avets are nice reels and priced right, but they lacked drag in their smaller reels.

    I agree. Their reels are good solid reels, but there's a real difference in the Pro Series and the lighter-class reels like the LX/JX and smaller when you set the reel's drag to it's highest levels.

    The Pro-Series stayed smooth; while the LX's, MXLs, ... tended to bind and become tough to crank. At their mid-range drag settings though, they are sweet.

    Tom
     
  8. gmack

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  9. SpecialK

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    Looks like Shimano had a similar idea

    Shimano Talica II saltwater reel preview
    Man I really like the looks of both of these new options.
    I was sad to part with my JX. I had magged it and could cast it the same distance as my spinners.
    It just did not have the drag that I was looking for. One of these looks like a good option.
     
  10. sam35

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    I will have to get me a few when they come out.

    Sam
     
  11. BretABaker

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    the binding issues still have not been fixed in the small saltist LD and the tallica. I dont know what drag setting i had the reel at, but it was binding a lot when i played with them. the reels didnt have line, so i dont know whether i was at 20 lbs or 35.

    as a side note - i am not sure why shimano and daiwa make saltist 20/tallica 20s in 2 speeds.

    IMO- the drag preset should be limited to a drag amount that will not cause the reel to bind.

    no idea whether this happens to the avet, i havent seen it.
     
  12. dan1

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    Man I really like the looks of both of these new options.
    I was sad to part with my JX. I had magged it and could cast it the same distance as my spinners.
    It just did not have the drag that I was looking for. One of these looks like a good option.


    I'm not a spinner guy but the specs I see on them have tremendous drag. How is it that a spinner have so much drag compared to a conventional? What are the disadvantages of a spinner?
     
  13. SpecialK

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    I think part of it has to do with measuring the drag without a full spool. I have 3 stella that all claim 50# +-. None of them are that high with the spool full.
    The only disadvantage I see with spinners is wind knots. But when you compare that to the chance of a nasty backlash in braided line, I don't consider it a disadvantage. They definately take a little getting used to. But I have decide that I really like fight a fish on a big spinning setup better than a conventional, unless I am in a full harness.
     
  14. RBC67

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    IMO I'd go with the Shimano much better testing and quailty control, my last 2 Avets have had issues
     
  15. mike garone

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    I think part of it has to do with measuring the drag without a full spool. I have 3 stella that all claim 50# +-. None of them are that high with the spool full.
    The only disadvantage I see with spinners is wind knots. But when you compare that to the chance of a nasty backlash in braided line, I don't consider it a disadvantage. They definately take a little getting used to. But I have decide that I really like fight a fish on a big spinning setup better than a conventional, unless I am in a full harness.

    For me the big thing is that you cant put a spinner on the rail
     
  16. SpecialK

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    For me the big thing is that you cant put a spinner on the rail
    Thats true you cannot put a spinner on the rail because of the line rubbing.
    I dont use spinners for anything but popping and I would never put one of my popping rods on the rail.

    I would rarely put any rod on the rail for that matter. It seems like cheating to me...:)
     
  17. rtran

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    For me the big thing is that you cant put a spinner on the rail

    put the back of your tricep on the rail and pivot on that on the rail when rod is under your arm.
     
  18. kenner21

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    There is a good write up over on Bloodydecks.com in the Avet section, the binding issue is supposed to have been eliminated. I'm curious if they upgraded to a instant anti-reverse.
     
  19. hatidua

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    The Pro-Series stayed smooth; while the LX's, MXLs, ... tended to bind

    TENDED to bind?! -I think more drag was placed on the angler than on the fish!
     
  20. ksong

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    There is a good write up over on Bloodydecks.com in the Avet section, the binding issue is supposed to have been eliminated. .
    I'll be surprised if they can eliminate the binding issue. If they can eliminate the binding issue of LX or HX, their sales will go up sharply.