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By Steven S.
Avet MXJ
January 18, 2022
Smooth drag light weight can wait to use it
ProsAvet made light weight smooth drag
By Fishaholic
Rio Grande, NJ
Quality at an Excellent price
January 13, 2022
Fourth AVET have owned and as usual it came out of the box in perfect condition. Handle is very comfortable and overall functionality is smooth. Feature of this reel is the magnetic control setting which helps to prevent those dreaded back lashes and time wasted fighting with unsnarling the mess.
By Bruce
Manning, SC
Versatile and Robust
January 11, 2022
This reel comes with awesome anodizing in whatever color you order the black is very nice. This reel fits 500 yards of 65lb PowerPro very nicely. The lever drag is not super precise but it is a cheaper reel than the version with the drag plate so it is an even trade off. For the size of the reel the drag is fine.
ProsGood capacity, attractive, decent drag
ConsMushy drag settings
By Eric D.
Avet MXL 5.8 reel
December 12, 2021
The Avet MXL 5.8 single speed is an excellent reel for inshore fishing in South Florida. I run these reels on a 12-20 or 15-30 Connely rod. For top line fishing for kings, Mackerel, they are perfect. We also use them for inshore reef fishing, Yellow Tail Snapper, small grouper, sheepshead, Mutton etc. Great overall reel, light weight in your hand, plenty of drag and smooth uptake.
ProsLight weight, durability, good drag for its size.
ConsSingle speed if you need a faster uptake.
By Julian
Atlantic Beach Florida
Cast like a dream
December 9, 2021
Took this reel right after wind it with 500 yards of 40lb braid and 100plus of 30lbs mono top shot. After adjusting the magnet to half way this baby cast 100 yard with just a little loose line when no using my thumb to cero when I stop it with it. I use a Daiwa 10 ft Emcast with 4 ounce weight.
By moto
north bend
Hauls in large tuna
November 21, 2021
great for all day fishing tuna. Works great in Salt water
By Endofparalysis
Little Italy
November 21, 2021
Got this one in green. Looks great and has held up over time.
ProsStrong, better, smoother free spool than Penn Fathom. Great 30-40# reel
By Kevin
Brooklyn, New York
Syrong Avet reel
July 14, 2021
Awesome string Avet reel for those big fishes. Beautiful gold color to make your friends jealous.
By Ross
Always quality reels
May 4, 2021
I prefer the raptors but the green camo was to beautiful to pass up on hard to compare many reels to the quality of avets
By Brianm
San Diego, CA
Smooth and powerful reel
February 14, 2021
Great reel for all types of inshore and offshore fishing. Compact and powerful.
By Brian
Poway, CA
Great Reel for Offshore Fishing
February 7, 2021
I have several Avet reels and all have performed flawlessly. Excellent quality and great customer service.
By Joseph
Bayonne, NJ
January 13, 2021
I have 2 of these reels great strong well made great for all inshore and offshore fishing
By Paul W.
Crescent City, CA
So good I just bought my 2nd after 6 years
September 20, 2020
Just received the second MXJ5.8:1 that I have purchased. This one is for my wife. I have fished the first reel for six years landing hundreds of rockfish, lingcod, and albacore tuna. The fit, finish, and quality materials used in this reel are outstanding and the reel looks and operates as well today as the day I purchased it. The 5.8:1 gear ratio combined with the length of the handle gives it a pretty speedy retrieve but still has plenty of power to fight fish to 40 lbs. with confidence. It's made in America and most importantly, my wife thinks it's pretty! ( She's pretty too and also catches lots of fish)!!
By Bill
Napa County California
Avet MXL 5.8
August 19, 2020
Love this reel hooked up many a Salmon with it.This is my 2nd Avet MXL 5.8 for my back up pole
By Bob
Cape may ,nj
Avet reels
August 2, 2020
Great reel I'm using for flounder and seabass best of all it is made in the USA.
By Steven
Dallas, TX
Killed The Red Snapper in the Gulf
July 23, 2020
I purchased this reel with the expectations of doing some jigging and deep drops in in the Gulf. I didn't get to do any jigging; but, the reel hampered the Red Snapper on deep drops in the Gulf. Since the rod and reel setup is so light, I was able to fish it all day and not even come close to getting tired. Needless to say, I slayed Red Snapper. The reel is smooth and very responsive. I loaded it with 50# PowerPro with a flouro leader.... couldn't be happier. I'm looking at getting one for the wife, who doesn't even fish......
Proslight weight and easy to use
Consnone yet
By John
Harpers ferry , WV
Avet Reel
June 13, 2020
Awesome feel , great buy !!!!
ProsSuper fast shipping , great prices
By Adrian
Ocean View, NJ
Great reel
June 12, 2020
Super versatile reel. I’ve used it bottom fishing in the near shore reefs, offshore wrecks and trolling near and offshore.
ProsHolds a ton of braid, smooth drag, smooth retrieve
ConsBearings tend to go after a year or two
By kenneth
kinnelon, NJ
mxi 5.8 mc
June 6, 2020
put the 15lb pound line that came with the reels on them and I'm glad I did. the line is actually pretty good stuff. the line fit perfectly on the reel.
Prosgreat drags on these reels. very comfortable in hand with or without a trigger grip type rod.
By Todd
Tumwater , WA
Great tuna reel
May 24, 2020
The Avet 5.8 is a solid reel for albacore tuna. Great drag this little reel can stop even larger fish. Plus there is many color choices.
ProsSolid reel
By kl
March 29, 2020
Great reel, paired it with Shimano's TFC 6'3" Trevala MH and Momoi 20lb mono. Awesome little set up!
By Cobb
Glenmoore, PA
March 2, 2020
Great reel and very strong drag is very strong drag good for long days where you don’t want a bigger reel well worth the money
ProsLooks good Great handle Simple design
By Dan
Great American Made Reel
December 25, 2019
Great reel made in America and well built.
By martin o.
Love this reel...will be putting to the test soon off Beaufort NC when the Albie's start running
September 19, 2019
Well constructed, true precision and quality. Very light and strong.
By Michael
Pelham, NY
Avet MXL - Great Reel
August 13, 2019
Fantastic and very durable reel - used from Florida Keys to the Northeast, grouper to striped bass. The lever drag allows for precise control of the fight.
By Robert
Avet mxl
July 8, 2019
Great casting reel own 3 and i love shark fishing with them caught 5ft sharks and big bull reds
By Robert G.
Strong and fast
May 26, 2019
This is my third MXJ. I use it bottom fishing up North and drift fishing down South. My first impression of the reel was that it was too small. Although its a small framed reel, it holds a LOT of braid. Capacity, strength, and smoothness make this reel a winner.
By william
New Jersey
Absolutely fantastic reels
April 4, 2019
Was always a Penn guy but i switched over to an Avet after trying a friend of mines new one. These reels have great drag power behind them and will catch fish bigger than what they are rated for.
By Gil
Small Powerful Reels
February 10, 2019
Love the Smaller Avet line- very powerful, durable, high line capacity on small real- very fun
By Alex
Los Angeles, California
Great workhorse reel
January 20, 2019
I've been fishing my Avet MXJ MC on SoCal party boats for years and it's usually the first reel I grab when the bite is on. The reel is just smooth and reliable and has plenty of drag to be fished with 30lb mono. It's also very easy to maintain, which is a major plus because I do all my own reel maintenance.
ProsEasy to maintain
ConsLess drag than some of its newer counterparts.
By Mick
Chico, California
Love this reel
December 19, 2018
The best brand of casting reels out there. Eastcasting, smooth retrieve, and high line capacity for size. This is my second Avet reel!
ProsSmall size, easy casting, and high line (braid) capacity.
By Jeremy
St Clair
Great reel
December 16, 2018
Perfect musky reel for twin 10s and giant swimbaits. Don't let the lever drag and no line guide deter you the line will go on perfect from the resistance. Great in the late season also because of no line guide freezing up.
By OBX351
mclean, VA
December 16, 2018
These are GREAT reels! I have one and have fished several others in NY for stripers and they are fantastic. I've used them for trolling and bottom fishing but I've been told they are great for jigging as well. They are very smooth and are very well made.
ProsThere's not a better reel on the market.
ConsThey aren't cheap but definitely worth the cost.
By Jessie
Seen them in person and are fantastic
July 21, 2018
best looking and dependable reels on the market, especially this one!
By Jessie
Look no further for your next reel
July 21, 2018
i have a nice MX I use for fluking. Spend the extra money for the Magic cast, its worth the price difference and is less hastle. if you have people who are not experienced fishermen use your gear as guests MC is great.
Made in USA
March 23, 2018
SOLID reel for a good price
Prossmooth strong drag light weight
Conssloppy anti reverse
By Chris
San Antonio
Excellent Reel
December 9, 2017
Smooth and sleek. Fits almost any rod and has the power to haul in almost any fish
ProsSize and weight. Light durable and can take a lot of line
By Tom Z.
Brick, NJ
Nice reel, it just works
August 31, 2017
Purchased the MXL 5.8 reel, returned it for the MC casting model, works nice, good quality.
ProsQuality built in USA
Conshaven't found any yet.
By Hey N.
This reel is like a winch
August 21, 2017
I have a few of these and absolutely love them -
By Micheal
Salisbury,North Carolina
Awesome Reel
July 29, 2017
This is my first avet reel can't say enough about it. Well built construction awesome colors, good reel for trolling or even live bait fishing.
ProsSmooth Well built construction
By Greg P.
Sugar Land, Tx
Beautiful reel
July 24, 2017
I love the craftsmanship that Avet puts into their products and how sturdy their reels are. The only minus of this purchase was that I was new to Avet reels and didn't order a MC version. The MC feature is worth having if you're an occasional user.
ProsSturdy Beautiful Functional
ConsI didn't think to order the MC model
By Tod H.
Tuna time
July 22, 2017
North Pacific coast yellow tail tuna are in and this gets the job done great ! 65lb braid. I use them for bottom fishing and tuna, first season with them and all good.
By sean
Carlsbad, CA
Avet quality
July 17, 2017
Bulletproof Avet as usual. Love this reel and love the Avet product. Use this on my live bait rod
By DJ m.
Kingsville, Texas
Love it
July 5, 2017
Love this reel I have the avet MXL 5.8.1 and I love it everthing is truly Made to stands up to a high quality level I do not have the mc series because that takes away from how far you can cast
Great Conventional Reel
April 27, 2017
My first saltwater conventional reel. Learned to cast with this. MC works great, can tell a definite difference in setting. Lever drag is easy to use. Do read the instructions on setting up the drag.
ProsAll good
By Ben
Reedville, VA
Decent Reel Made in the US
January 23, 2017
This looks like a decent real, not the best, but certainly worth the money. The fit and finish is good, you certainly get what you pay for here. There are other reels in this category which I like better, but this is a good one.
By robert
williamstown, NJ
Avet Wins my Money. Top Notch
December 12, 2016
Superior finish and smooth casting. Awesome bay and inshore reel, that can tackle heavy stuff if needed. Great casting reel.Left handed to boot.
ProsAmerican Made. Fit and finish superior.
ConsOnly available Special Order for Lefties.. Otherwise stuck with silver.
By Andrew
Galveston , Texas
Avet mxl
December 1, 2016
I have one of these reels and it is amazing. It cast a mile and is very light.
JUPITER, Florida
The best reel on the market
November 8, 2016
The AVET MXL MC is my favorite for use in bottom fishing south Florida. Fantastic reel. Very smooth and very strong.
By Dennis
Redding, CA
Awesome Reel for Chinook Salmon
August 19, 2016
What a smooth reel! The drag works exceptionally well. The reel is a great compliment to my 9'4" Red Line rod. The reel is lightweight and is super powerful with the 5.8:1 gear ratio. I had no issues catching a 25# King Salmon in the ocean! One item that I really appreciate, the reel is 100% made in the USA.
ConsThe only thing I wish Avet would do, is create a level wind with a line guide.

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