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Old 05-02-2006, 03:54 PM
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Default Avet Casting Reels & Left Hand Crank

I am having a hard time finding a good quality saltwater baitcaster with a left hand crank and clicker. I am currently looking at the Calcutta B 200 being I will be doing a lot of casting with it but it does not have the clicker. The 400 looks and feels awesome and comes with a clicker though, it does not come in left hand crank. Has anyone heard much about Avet Casting Reels? I heard their SX models and MX have some back play.
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:37 PM
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The avets are very good casting reels with 45 second freespool spins. No back play in the sx and mx I used in febuary and they had some history.

Are the cheaper Penn Squidder, Jigmaster 505HS, or Progear Classic not available in left hand models?
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:48 PM
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Edited, see below. Wouldn't you know Stafford has a severe weather alert (flooding) and my fingers get me caught in the THT Flood Control
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:50 PM
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Dematteos -

Have you stopped in at All Tackle? Their store is right there off of Trout Lane behind Westfields mall (and they are a THT sponsor). They have most of the Avets in stock, and have used them a bunch (at least the ones I was interested in). Nothing but good things to say about the guys, and Avet reels. Personally I have not used the SX or MX reels.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:33 PM
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I have a few Avet 's and love them, they do take some time getting used to because the free spool is so sweet. Backlases do happen so casting that reel all day would be a pain for me, the other option is a Shimano 401 TE. One of the best reels money can buy.
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Old 05-03-2006, 10:37 AM
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Back play is not an indication of quality. It's because they do not use an anti reverse bearing. They use an offshore style dog reverse. Much, much tougher design but will have some backplay in it. They use that system because AR bearings tend to cause most reel problems. If they get dirty or grease in them you loss your anti reverse.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:36 PM
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The Abu reels are nice for us lefties as well.
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:40 PM
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yeah, abu lefties!
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