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100% Recommend this product (152 of 152 responses)
By Louis
SA, tx
Great reel
December 23, 2021
Compact and strong enough to hold its own!! More to come!!
By Francisco Z.
Downey, CA
Made in the USA and you can feel it
December 8, 2021
Compact size which means I can switch it easily between all my rods big or small. Very strong and well built like a tank.
ProsCompact Strong
ConsPrice and only available in right hand retrieve
By Ronnie
St Petersburg Fl
Great Reel
December 3, 2021
Have quite a few of these in various colors, I haven’t had any issues with any of them, setup in various ways for different purposes, they’re like a jack of trades reel and can perform great in multiple roles
By christopher
Fairfield, CT
perfect all around option
November 18, 2021
super solid option and very flexible reel. Have used for everything from slow pitch for seabass, jigging for fluke, and chunking for stripers and blues. If i could do it all again i would opt for the narrow version but this reel gives you so much flexability in how you can use it. Own 2 of them and never had any issues. Dont cast a ton with it but no tangles due to the MC feature.
By Douglas
Wilmington, NC
November 17, 2021
I pretty much only use this reel to cast my anchor when pin rigging for kings off the pier. But it works great and can really get some distance.
By Anonymous
Tacoma wa
June 20, 2021
Smooth excellent functionality great service and made in the USA! Mike Tacoma Wa
ProsFit and finish and functional use
By TapeFoam
SF Bay Area
American Made, A Pleasure to Hold and A Pleasure to Fish With!
May 31, 2021
I have caught 40-50 halibut, countless rockfish and lingcod and the odd Pacific random fish... this reel performs, is easy to maintain and is just cool. The aluminum construction is nice and the reel is fun to play with when I'm sitting on a conference call for work!
ProsNice drag. Well built. Easy to maintain.
ConsNone so far.
By Ian
Longwood, FL
Well Built Reel
March 2, 2021
I bought the M/C version of the SX. Great for surf fishing.
Proseasy to set lever drag magged
By Ron C.
Riverhead NY
Great reel
December 6, 2020
Always wanted a lever drag ,Worked great for fluke and blackfish.No complaints..
San Diego
Great quality
November 20, 2020
This reel is smooth and extremely adjustable, I pair this with an abyss 808 and catch halibut, yellowtail, and sharks.
By Pete
Long Island NY
Great for casting
October 29, 2020
This is the first time I could consistently cast with a conventional reel. Once I put electrical tape around the spool prior to tying line, I had very little trouble with backlash. Didn’t cast as far as I would have hoped but still get good distance. Also great as a boat reel which I believe it was designed for.
ProsMagnets for anti backlash. Light weight. Cast ability. Gear ratio.
ConsNo level wind. Casts similar distance to spin cast. (Might get better with practice, also meant for casting from boat, I cast from the beach)
By Ryan
Tons of Torque
October 21, 2020
Great reel for just about anything. I mostly use mine for Tog and it works perfectly. Plenty of power to pull the big ones out of cover.
By Colton H.
Crystal River, FL
Great for bottom dropping
August 21, 2020
Use mine for bottom dropping and jigging for red snapper and grouper on the west coast of FL and love the small compact design.
ProsLight Small Plenty of drag Avet is a great company to deal with if you ever have to down the road.
ConsHave not found any yet.
By Maya
Manasquan, NJ
Just what I needed.,good for the whole family
August 20, 2020
This Avet works great, especially love the handle
By Jose G.
Houston Texas
Perfect reel for my custom rod
July 28, 2020
I bought it like a month ago ..a few days after I received my new custom rod and it was perfect for it !!!
By Adel
college point ny, NY
Love this reel
July 7, 2020
As I'm becoming a better fisherman I finally learned how to properly fine tune this reel .. I absolutely love it.. just landed a 40lb bass on it and it was smooth as butter didn't flinch.. so solid... Last year it dropped in the ocean and I swam down to get it.. yup I sure did..still spins like a champ..
By Brian
Very smooth
June 24, 2020
Well built reel I have three avet reels there reliable that's what you need on the long range trips
By Josh
Great quality
June 13, 2020
Bought this purple Avet for my girlfriend she loves everything about it, from the ease of use to the color And durability! can’t beat an avet!
ProsGreat construction, price
ConsNo cast control
By Charlie
Englewod Fl
Great Little Work Horse
May 5, 2020
No problem cranking big grouper off the bottom in the gulf.
By Michael
Bronx, NY
Best conventional reel I own
April 9, 2020
Gets the job done in all circumastances. Top of the market for a reason.
By Bill
Hamden, CT
Awesome deal.
June 19, 2019
Great reel, so easy to bring fish in with
By Enrique
San Antonio
May 27, 2019
Great reel for the power it puts out.
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 David
January 27, 2019
This is actually my second sx reel. I use my narrow reel so much I decided to get a second reel with more line capacity. These reels can handle pretty large fish.
By L J.
Nice reels
January 10, 2019
Just what you expect from Avet.
ProsSmooth and strong drag, durable.
ConsNot sure how well the MC actually works. You can turn it into a birds nest, not a great casting reel.
By Dan
Great reel
January 6, 2019
Used my friends sx last fall for sea bass and fluke and absolutely had to have one!
ProsEverything about this reel is top notch!
ConsHave yet to find one.
By Bryan
New Jersey
January 3, 2019
Nice smooth reel.
By Alex
December 20, 2018
I took this reel on a half day trip in Socal. I have 50lb braided line with 20lb top shot. I can't say enough about this reel, smooth and so powerful. I caught bass, bonito, yellowtail, halibut and 50lb bat ray. The Sx is exceptional.
By Mark
So Cal
Avet SX
November 29, 2018
I have several Avet reels and I think they are awsome. I wanted a lighter class set up for my arsenal and the Avet SX surpassed my expectations.
ProsPower to handle larger fish while being very compact.
By Brian
Avet 5.3 lever drag
October 19, 2018
I bought this reel to pair with a Shimano Trevala medium rod for jigging Striper and Blues along with night Bass eeling, I have used this combo for a few weeks now and absolutely love it, The reel feels great in my hand holds plenty of line to let the the fish run with no worries of getting spooled b4 tiring ,the drag is smooth and reel feels strong while under Battle. I plan on purchasing another Avet soon based on the few trips I have taken it out on I feel that it is a must have in my arsonal
ConsI only own 1 of these currently, None great reel for the price point
By ismael d.
October 5, 2018
hands down only reel i use for casting from the beach.
Prosstrong takes a beating
Consdrag cant be heard so you have to watch your rod
By mark s.
Winder, Ga.
Great reel
September 20, 2018
Great Reel, got to use it over labor weekend. Surfed fished with caught a few .First time I've ever used a bait casting surf rod and reel/ Loved it
ProsGreat quality
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
Great Little Reel
June 29, 2018
Perfect light weight all around reel. I use it for jigging, flounder fishing in the bay, and live bait fishing. Holds plenty of 30# braid.
By Tony
Pasadena, MD
Powerfull Little Reel
June 7, 2018
This reel is very strong and durable. Great reel for 30# braid. I use it for flounder and other inshore and back bay fishing.
Proslight weight and strong.
By Kyle
Pittstown, NJ
April 11, 2018
Best reel I own. This reel is bullet proof and looks amazing, Feels super great in your hands to
Proshigh line capacity amazing drag system looks looks looks durability
By Mike
Love this reel
March 9, 2018
Have been loving this reel. It's extremely easy to use, never have any issues. Should last years as long as it's maintained.
By Jim G.
Sarasota, FL
Avet SX 5.3 Excellent reel
January 22, 2018
I use this reel for snapper fishing. Excellent reel
ProsGreat reel for good price.
By John
Sacramento, CA
Great reels for the salt
January 6, 2018
Great reels and they are easy to maintain. Have used these on a kayak in saltwater for 20 trips and I just dunk them into a bucket of freshwater as recommended after each trip and it's as smooth as it was when it was new. Very durable reels with alot of cranking power.
By Eric
Aston Pennsylvania
Great reel!!
December 7, 2017
Just what the fishing doctor ordered!!
ProsMade in America Ultra smooth casting Very well made
By Matthew
Clyde Hill, Wa
Avet SX single speed
November 30, 2017
Great price on the real
By Evan
Tampa bay, Florida
Awesome Little Reel
November 12, 2017
Used it for snook fishing from the jetties and boat, great paired with 20-30lb braid. Even took offshore for small kingfish.
By Mo
Arroyo Grande, CA
Won't buy anything else again
October 31, 2017
The screws were too short for the rod I put it on, but a quick trip to the hardware store and 50 cents fixed that.
Proswell built
Consscrews too short
By Joe
San diego,ca
Solid reel
August 17, 2017
My avet reel is well built and has a smooth drag. Great for small game fish. I always start with my sx avet with 20lb.mono to get bit. Joe san diego, ca.
ProsCompact Light Sturdy
Pt. Pleasant NJ
Awesome reel
August 11, 2017
Love the reel, have only used it for fluke so far but I am definitely looking forward to seeing what this thing can do! Seems like it'll fit a variety of different fishing styles which is perfect for the region I live in.
By Christopher
Central, NJ
Top of the Line
July 14, 2017
I just purchased my third SX 5.3 MC reel and I must say they are bullet proof. An excellent reel for fishing the bay for fluke or the ocean for big bass and similar species, they will not disappoint!!
ConsThere are none other than you can only get silver if you're a lefty.
By Greg C.
North Carolina
June 26, 2017
bought 2 sx 5.3. Liked them so much, ordered 2 6.0's !!
Prossmall but strong, built like a tank
By jaime
pasadena tx
good real
May 11, 2017
built like a tank, easy to cast
Prosshipped fast
By Alvaro
avet sx
January 18, 2017
great reel love it
By Hussam
staten island, NY
great all around reel
December 29, 2016
this reel is bulletproof and has tons of drag pressure and torque to muscle up fish like blackfish of of the bottom
Consdont spray with hose after outing, if you do you'll kick the grease out of the reel just wipe it down with a wet paper towel to get the salt off of it
By Michael
Westfield, NJ
Green MC
December 20, 2016
Very smooth reel. The MC version does help with casting. I like the large handle on the reel and I have had the reel for 2 years now with no issues what so ever.
ProsSolid build, smooth drag, loud clicker, great color choices.

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