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Avet Pro Ex 4/02

Old 06-11-2019, 06:05 PM
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I was given a brand new gold Avet Pro Ex 4/02 2 speed and I don't know anything about it. I know it's an older reel but it's brand new. I saw some posts about Alan upgrading the drag system to get a little more out of it. I guess as is it has about 18# of drag max. I was thinking about using it on a Connely Tortuga 30-60 to use as a trolling rod for Keys tuna and mahi. Probably even around here. Load it up with 50# braid and Mamoi topshot. Anyone know how much it can hold with that setup? Any other details on the reel? Is it worth sending to Rick to work on given all the newer reels out there? Should I just get another Tyrnos 30 instead and try to sell this?


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Old 06-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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Use it as intended. This reel was the predecessor to the ex pro 30 as the dimensions are similar. The newer ex pro 30 has a higher drag capacity and much better clicker. I remember the clicker getting disengaged when you put the reel in gear. I Didn’t care for this so I sold the reel to get the ex pro 30. It’s otherwise a good reel.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:30 PM
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I own 8 of them and they have been good reels for me. Rick did my service on them, I do a lite service to them annually and respool them every two years. Drags are solid and he upgraded the handles for me too. Perfect for dolphin, wahoo, sails and small BFT... All of mine are mounted on 5'6" Connley 20-40 stand up rods. I think they are great combo's.
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