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Old 05-21-2020, 05:35 PM
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Default Avet Star Drag reels

Just recently introduced.

Right now the first one out is a MXL 5.8. A J (narrow) model is next. Capacity is 600 yds of 50# braid.

For some reason they dont give total drag numbers?


MXL STAR DRAG
$299.99
  • Proudly designed, manufactured and assembled in the U.S.A.
  • Precision machined stainless steel gears, 5.8:1 gear ratio.
  • Hardened stainless steel drive shaft.
  • 7+1 stainless steel precision bearings.
  • Instant anti-reverse clutch bearing + backup silent dog and gear.
  • Large, powerful multi-disc carbon fiber drag system.
  • Powerful ergonomic offset handle to reduce cranking wobble.
  • Comfortable wide spoke star wheel adjustment.
  • 100% precision billet machined yoke mechanism and components.
  • 100% precision billet machined 6061 T6 aluminum structural components.
  • Corrosion resistant type II anodized finish.
  • Matching anodized rod clamp can be installed without removing line.
  • Avets' world renowned durability, reliability and performance.
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They need to make a lower retrieve model... 4.3, 4.7.... something like that.
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I tried a JX a few years ago for bottom fishing/jigging and hated it. Coffee grinder and the annoying "thump" from not having instant anti-reverse drove me to sell after two trips. However I'd love to give a star drag with the instant anti-reverse and backup a try!
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Originally Posted by hamptonsurf View Post
They need to make a lower retrieve model... 4.3, 4.7.... something like that.

You got that right.

So hard to find high end conventional reels with low gear ratios other than the low gear of a 2 speed.

I fish a lot for halibut and routinely use up to 4 lbs in water depths averaging 350-600 feet. 5.0 to 1 and up completely suck. Even Torsas with their giant gear still sucks with their high ratios.

Accurate will sell you a 4.0 gear set to switch out.
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The Torium PG is sweet reel for those of us who like a little lower gear in a star drag reel....it is a 4.6:1 and available as a 16, 20 and 30 series...

I have been bringing the 20's and 30's into the shop, having them spooled with 300 yds 65# braid in the 20's, or 300 yds 80# braid in the 30's and making a mod to the anti-reverse.

These have proved to be great grouper and snapper rigs when paired with a Trevala H jigging rod.

Here is a link to my thread and a few pics..

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Are the bearings any better? I had to replace most of my Avet lever drag reel bearings.
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I hope not, I have a good business replacing them...
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It will be interesting to see what the internals of this reel look like. I'm a little bothered that the tail plate is separate, rather than an integral part of the frame; fewer screws is usually a good thing. The bearings should not be a problem, as the Avet LD pinion bearing issue is a direct consequence of the LD design.
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Cherish your Pro Gears,if you still got em.

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