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Old 02-05-2010, 08:36 AM   #1
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After some deliberation, I'm about to buy a pair of Avet sx5.3 to be used for stripers/blues/dolphin/etc. I'm deciding to go with the Avet instead of the Penn 975 from searching here on THT. Seems like the Avet owners LOVE them. So my question is can anyone recommend a rod to match it to?

I could still be open to other reel suggestions too, I guess...too many to pick from! Thanks.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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I have my Avet SX on a Lamiglas BL 7030C 7' mod/fast action rod rated for 15 - 30 lb 1 oz - 6 oz - it's great match for the reel


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Old 02-05-2010, 08:49 AM   #3
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If I recall, the Avet has a "fat" reel seat foot. I think that the minimum reel seat size was around 18. Your best bet would be to go to a local shop and make sure that the reel fits correctly.

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Old 02-05-2010, 09:21 AM   #4
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I got 6 Avet SX 5.3's and sent them back and went with the MXL. The sx5.3 is really quite small in proportion to most saltwater type rods. Let me know if you want need reels, I can get you intouch with my guy that I deal with. Very good pricing. Also look at charkbait.com lots of info on Avet there and there prices are really good also.
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The SX has the same drags as the MX. You can swap the large reel seat for a small model. It makes a very effective light weight packsge. I use the Seeker CJB70F with 50 lb spectra and a top of up to 30 lb mono or 40 lb flouro. That little combo has killed allot of fish over 100lbs. The Lamiglass above is a great call, as would be a Loomis PSR90 25C, or PSR84-20CSU, and several of the Shimano terramars etc.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:46 AM   #6
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+1 on Seeker

Doughnut we must think alike, I hope that's a good thing haha.

I have witnessed some amazing things with Seeker rods landing big tuna on light stuff that would have snapped most rods out there!
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St.Croix Avid Inshore is used on my sx 5.3...that lamiglas shown above is a great stick for them!!! Some rods will not fit on Avet's reel foot, that poster was correct. If that is the case there is a smaller reel foot from Avet that is sold for only like ten or twelve bux....

Great choice on the reel!
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I have the sx rigged to a trevala 6'6 M deadly rod combo, well balanced, no problems with the reel seat, used it all season long on catching bass,blues, sea bass, and fluke
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Mine is on a Star 15-30#, 7'. Nice combo. Has been fine with 20# mono and 30#PP.
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Tommymo, I couldn't agree more I have basically the same setup(rod is a boaters world name but the same as the trevala,got a good deal when BW closed up shop). I love the setup light ,can fish all day for any species. I used it in montauk to pull bass over 30LBs. Rod has a rating 50 to 100lbs.
I was thinking of getting a mc version of the sx maybe I can make a deal to the other member. I'll send him a pm.
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NJFISH,
Here is a pic of a set that I did for a guy to match his Avet Blues. I can't say enough about the Seeker Hercules blanks. I build a few a week and they are out of this world with no customer complaints.

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I have 3 of the MX's and they are on BP's Offshore Kingfish rods, 7'. I use them for livebaing for kings and also will use them for freshwater stripers as well
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I have a few on Lamiglas Musky rods. Have taken everything from 5 pound blues to 65 pound bluefin with these rods.
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I have my SX 5.3 on a 7' Tica Striper Series 20-50lb line, 2-6oz weight. Its an incredible setup. If you don't mind spending a little extra however, Seeker gets another vote. I am having a GTS 70H Hercules being built custom for me. Its a quite a bit heavier than I'm used to but Seeker makes lighter conventional rods that would fit the SX very nicely
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jeff. i have 2 avets which are both on g-loomis rods. i have a MXL on a g loomis pro-blue 15-30. perfect for bass and blues. i also have an SX on a GL3 10-20 that i use for flukin. the SX is a small reel. very powerful but it looks small on many rods....
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I have mine on a Daiwa Saltiga boat jigging rod (SA-JG 60MHFB). Awesome all-around set-up for stripers, blues and even smaller tuna.
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Thanks for all of the recommendations. Lots of good info, I just need to physically hold the combo and see which rod I like.
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I have mine on a Daiwa Saltiga boat jigging rod (SA-JG 60MHFB). Awesome all-around set-up for stripers, blues and even smaller tuna.
I've been looking at that rod. Thanks for the info.
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Angler's Envy you are right about the Hercules rods! I have some pics from Seeker i will see if I can get permission to post them.

They wanted to see what it took to break one (which they never did) but hanging buckets of lead from the end. The bucket broke with 65 lbs of dead weight. Beautifully loaded up - perfect parabolic curve (not taco shaped) you could lift GIANT fish with that thing!

Can't wait to get my hands on some!
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I have a couple of Avet LX 6.0s on a pair of Tsunami 6' Air Wave rods and love them. Very light weight and plenty of back bone.
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