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Old 06-16-2018, 10:36 AM
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Default Avet 3-speeds!

I would like to thank one of our members for sending in this nice collection of Avets...

These are three speed 50's and three speed 80's

One thing that is very important is the drag washers. I not only scrub and degrease them, but I work over the metal drag plate to give it a little cross-hatch pattern...that will always help the drags to hold..

I do grease the drag washers with a very light coating of Cal's. I find it important, as many reels leak salt water that finds its way to the drags and when it evaporates, you are left with fine salt...and that layer will prevent you from achieving max drag.

A lite layer of drag grease will sluff off the water and not let it accumulate...but will not adversely affect the overall drag tension.



A little crosshatch on this washer



This is out of the 80


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That's a lot of speeds
are those gallon bags?
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What are the gear ratios?
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Originally Posted by Tarpun View Post
What are the gear ratios?
1.3:1, 2.4:1 and 5.4:1
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Originally Posted by fjmaverick View Post
That's a lot of speeds
are those gallon bags?
Yes...and yes..
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Grease or dry is such an ongoing debate regarding Avets. I get the theory, but choose to keep my Avet drags dry.

1. The manufacturer recommends it. Avet may deny a warranty claim if they know it is a greased drag and that is causing the problem.
2. The reels were designed that way.
3. I maintain my Avets with this in mind. Rinsing is done with the drags off so water can get in there, rinse out the salt and dry clean. Greased drags require rinsing with the drag engaged so no water is pushed in and salt sticks to the grease. The drag never gets rinsed.
4. Better performance. Once an Avet's drag is properly broken in it is buttery smooth and achieves maximum pressure. Greasing may lower the initial start up drag, but it is the same for a broken in dry drag and the dry will get more pounds of drag.

Just my experience.
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Originally Posted by Locke N Load View Post
Grease or dry is such an ongoing debate regarding Avets. I get the theory, but choose to keep my Avet drags dry.

1. The manufacturer recommends it. Avet may deny a warranty claim if they know it is a greased drag and that is causing the problem.
2. The reels were designed that way.
3. I maintain my Avets with this in mind. Rinsing is done with the drags off so water can get in there, rinse out the salt and dry clean. Greased drags require rinsing with the drag engaged so no water is pushed in and salt sticks to the grease. The drag never gets rinsed.
4. Better performance. Once an Avet's drag is properly broken in it is buttery smooth and achieves maximum pressure. Greasing may lower the initial start up drag, but it is the same for a broken in dry drag and the dry will get more pounds of drag.

Just my experience.
I suspect a wet drag increases susceptibility to pinion bearing issues due to high drag pressures on those models that are prone to it. Higher pressure needed to achieve same drag setting.

Probably not as much of an issue on these models or the raptors.
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Rick, I like the cross-hatch on the drag plate. Emery cloth on a sanding block?
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Rick, I like the cross-hatch on the drag plate. Emery cloth on a sanding block?
Yep...just 220 grit..
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What are folks using the super high speed for ? Billfish ?
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From their website:

Avet 3 Speed Reels
Avet surprised the fishing community by introducing the Avet Pro 80 3 speed reel. There hasn't been a 3 speed big game reel produced by anyone for over 40 years. The original Fin-Nor company produce a very limited short production run of 3 speed giant 12/0 reels in the late 50's and early 60's. Today, they remain prized by collectors the world over and command lofty prices when on the market

Avet, always the innovative company, has produced a gem of a reel nicknamed the "Super Cow Special" or SCS for short, officially known as the Pro 80 3 speed standard, it is 3 Speed, Topless and extremely Cool...it is a bigger version of their immensely sucessful "San Diego Special" or SDS for short.

This reel will be an immediate sucess for the West Coast style long range fisherman, in addition to Swordfisherman, Bluefin anglers and any others desiring a versatile deep drop reel

Gear ratio: Line Retrieval
1.-1 14 " Per crank
2.-1 29 " Per crank
3.2-1 46 "Per Crank

Braid Capacity: Pro 80 standard 3 speed
100# 2500 Yds 130# 1700 yds 200# 1100 yds

"Avet produces 3 speed reels in the 30 50 and 80 size reels. Each have the super smooth push button gear shifting mechanism for sure reliable shifting both up and down. They also have the proven Avet platform of 8 sealed ball bearings and all stainless steel internals, CNC machined one piece body of genuine 60 61 T aircraft/marine grade aluminum, and hardened gearsets.

High gear is extra fast for clearing trolled lines & checking baits , while 2nd or middle gear is optimized for battling tough gamefish of all sizes, while low gear is selected when brute winching power is need for the largest of gamefish.
Each reel features Avets famed super smooth , super powerful carbon fiber drag disc pressing against a special stainlesss steel drag rotor for faultless operation in all conditions"
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Wow, nice reels, about 7k sitting in that box.
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I’d hate to see what it would cost to even line that collection of reels! Holy cow, 1100 yards of 200 lb. braid!
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