These reels are incredibly made & designed! Made in USA; Absolutely love that they offer a line of multiple colors but, blue was my 1st choice as I have installed them on matching blue Connley stand up Blue Young 50-100# trolling rods! TACKLE DIRECT & their employees are an awesome company & people to deal with.
ProsWell designed & extremely durable!
ConsNon so far
Great reel for lbsf
November 1, 2017
Use this reel for lbsf off the New Jersey beaches and canâ?™;t say anything bad about it, drag a very smooth Had a big shark pull it out of the pole holder into the sand and it still ran great
ProsDrag Line capacity
Avet reels are a beast
April 15, 2021
I have every Avet reel for tuna fishing. Never had any issues with them. We caught bigeyes to 215lbs on 30exw and handled it beautifully. I will only fish with Avet products.
By Scott B.
April 15, 2021
These are my go to grouper reels. Mounted on gen 1 terez rail rods, 100 lb momoi diamond. There is nothing like it for gags, blacks, and scamp grouper. Built like a tank.
Prostough, reliable, easily serviced
ConsI need more of them.
AVET QUALITY REEL
April 14, 2021
The Avet EXW 30/2 has the feel and heft of a high end reel. The fit and finish is exceptional. The line capacity is good for a 30 class reel. Strike (35) and full (40) are effective drag capabilities for the line weight and expected use of this reel. I will be adding Avet reels to my trolling spread as is I replace my older reels. Made in the USA is a nice plus for this company. I have become a new Avet fan!
ProsFit and finish Line capacity Drag capabilities and dual drag caliper system Made in the USA Solid heft Machined aluminum frame Large knob
ConsExpensive when not on sale
ST AUGUSTINE, FL
tank of a reel
April 2, 2021
I love these for grouper spool them to the top with 80 lb momoi mono. I have never lost a grouper or amberjack when using them. IMO the best bottom reel bar none in addition to the hxw Raptor. I use the old model Terez rail rod.
ProsBuilt like a tank, functions like a Rolex.
By El G.
EX 80-2 Clamp Failure
March 17, 2021
Avet no longer supplies an aluminum rod clamp with the reel. The new clamps are injection molded carbon fiber in the shape of the old aluminum ones. Mine broke during installation while using a screwdriver with a socket head on it to level and snug the clamp. An examination of the broken clamp revealed several quality issues. There were flow marks along the outside of the clamp (both the original and the replacement) these usually come from the injected material cooling and hardening before it flows through the mold. The plastic material folds over itself and, especially in the case of fiber materials, does not properly bond again. The design of the clamp creates a stress point where the lanyard boss meets the body of the clamp. It's a right angle which does not allow the body of the clamp to flex evenly along the pole, the area directly under the boss becomes a static load point with the thin spot along each side of the boss becoming a fulcrum. This is where the clamp broke. Avet no longer has the aluminum clamps in stock and none are available aftermarket. I have been forced to fabricate my own. Not what I wanted to to on a brand new $700+ reel.
ProsEverything but the clamp
ConsSuper cheap and weak rod clamp.
By Jeff F.
San Diego, CA
Big Boy Reels!!
March 2, 2021
These reels are the largest of my collection. these are serious deep sea fishing reels! You want something that can handle a 300lb fish?
These puppys are for you.
Great trolling reels
February 14, 2021
The 30s are powerhouses & the 50s are everything you'll need in a 50. Loud clicker, two speed, great drag. Colors are fun as well
Avet reels are the real deal
February 6, 2021
This is the second Avet I have purchased and the quality is exceptional. If you?ve never owned an Avet then you are definitely missing out!
ProsQuality reel built in the USA. Nothing is cheap, the reel seat clamp is even machined from aluminum. The clicker is loud too!
ConsThe packaging could be improved to prevent reel from bouncing around during shipping.
Panama City Beach, FL
Beautiful reel. Solid.
December 7, 2020
Gold even more beautiful than we hoped. This is our second Avet 50-wide and we love them. Perfect size for what we do: land-based shark fishing on the Florida Panhandle. (tag and release).
Very solid reel
November 16, 2020
I bought this reel after using it on a recent tuna trip. I was fishing a Saltiga SALD40 spooled with 80 lb Power Pro and about 10 yards of 60 lb fluorocarbon top shot. Although I was able to land tuna with this setup, I noticed that the two older guys next to me were having an easier time landing fish than I was. One of the guys let me use his Avet 30/2 and I was hooked (pun intended). The leverage and power from using a size 30 two speed reel to catch 70 lb to 100 lb tuna made a difference. I wouldn't want to jig with this reel (the SALD 40 is much lighter and better suited for jigging), but other than that these Avet reels are very solid, dependable and reasonably priced.
November 2, 2020
Great reel! Great price
Manahawkin, New Jersey
November 1, 2020
Awesome reel, handle feels great and always performs beyond expectations
By Glenn K.
Panama City Beach FL
I wish they would not have discontinued the Patriot
October 29, 2020
The reel is perfect and I really wish they would not discontinue the patriot model. I fish around a bunch of veterans and they love it when the American flag reels come out.
ProsLoud clicker, beautiful finish, durable, heavy drag, two speed button is very smooth from low to high speed.