AVET 50/02 HIGH SPEED!

Discussion in 'Avet Reels Support' started by straightup2222, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. straightup2222
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    HEY GUYS,

    I WAS DOWN AT SAVE-ON TACKLE TODAY CHECKIN' OUT THE AVET 50/02- HI SPEED. IT ACTUALLY HAS AN OPEN FACE LIKE A 50 SDS. HAS ANYONE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THIS REEL TO USE, IF SO, ANY COMMENTS. BY THE WAY, THEY ARE SELLING THIS REEL FOR $615.00. ARE THERE ANY BETTER DEALS OUT THERE?
  2. jbarto
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    Not to sure on which model you are talking about. Is it a topless reel, or are you talking about the Pro EXW 50/2 which is a two speed reel?
  3. sdangler
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    I think he's talking about the SDS with the high speed gear on the high end... Like 4:1 in high and 1:1 in low.

    Mark
  4. jbarto
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  5. jbarto
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    Thanks Mark! I wasn't sure as to what reel it was since Avet's web site hasn't been updated with the new line of reels. Thought maybe they had something else new.
  6. Old&In The Way
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    Myself, and my friend Ralph, both bought Pro EX 50/02 S.D.S. reels. Nobody had the 4:1 high-speed, in stock, so I called Harry, and for $50.00 each, he sent me the parts to convert both reels to 4:1. We used the reels on a Dec. Excel trip, didn't catch any "Cows", but had a chance to try them on the Kite, and Baloons. Loaned one to a novice, first time guy, and he caught a 224# in 12 minutes. We set the drag at 30 pounds. That was the only fish he caught on the trip. With 4:1 gear, it gets 45 inches per crank in high, and you can really get a lot of line in a hurry. Perfect for kite/baloon fishing, or when a tuna runs at you, and you're using circle hooks. Haven't noticed any downside to high-speed high gear, when you get hooked up, you shift to low gear anyway, so you don't use high gear to fight fish, just to get line fast. I think all SDS models should come with 4:1 gear, it's great for Stand-Up longrange style fishing, you can also use it for heavy jig fishing. We paid $499.95 plus $50.00 for the 4:1 parts. I think Noah's might have the best package deal with JB spectra included in retail price.
  7. RickO
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    Last May i was talking to Harry (Avet) abaout making a high speed 50. I mentioned to him that there was a need for such a reel because of the great big iron bite at the Hurricane Bank and Clipperton. At the time the only hi-speed reel was a Penn 50T that was converting by Cal Sheets. Many long rangers were paying between $700-800 for this reel.
    In one week, Harry designed the high gear 4:1) for the 50SDS. I was totally surprise on how fast he did this. I have been fshing large iron for many years. A faster retrieve usually assures a better chance of getting bit. If any of you ever used a standard 50, winding a Tady 15 heavy or a big Salas, this is very exhausting.

    I recently came off a 18 day charter on the indy. I was totally blown away on how this reel worked. On my first cast of the night I was rewarding with a nice 201 cow. The reel worked great!

    Rick Ozaki
  8. Surfdoc
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    Thanks Rick... I'm blown away that anyone questions Avet reels

    Hope to talk with ya at length at the Ho show...

    See ya

    Stan
  9. The Notorious S.U.A
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    I was just thinking about this as several of my fish on the last trip came on the Jig. I stoked avet offers the high speed gears now, i think i should give Kevan a call in the morning.

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