Best Avet for Grouper???

Discussion in 'Avet Reels Support' started by grouperdigger15, Jul 30, 2007.

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  1. grouperdigger15
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    I was thinking about trying out an avet reel for a light grouper/snapper reel???? I want one in similar size to a daiwa saltist 50 or shimano torium 30. Anyone have any idea on which one would be best for the application??? Thanks in advance
    -Mike
  2. tarpon6
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    How about the new Avet HX? It's the same size as a Trinidad 40. It's a nice light reel. If I was deciding which of my reels I was going to grab for light bottom fishing for grouper and big snapper that is the reel I'd pick.
  3. westmeetseast
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    are you fishing with spectra or mono? what rod are you planning to use?
    how deep of water are you fishing for them?
    i've used an sx w/ 50# izorline spectra on a 800L and killed plenty of big mangos. used the same set up and did well on grouper between 7-10#'s.
  4. FishStalker
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    I caught the one in my avatar on an avet 30W with 130# spectra and an 80# topshot. He almost rubbed through the 80# on the rocks.

    Then again, he wasn't a 'light grouper'.
  5. grouperdigger15
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    I already have big dog grouper reels, but I was looking to try out an avet to go with my star delux 30-50 8'ft rod. I want thinking maybe the LX 4.6:1, I dont know any suggestions would be great.
  6. LAChamp
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    I got that reel for the same type fishing. Haven't been out to try yet, but seems like it's going to do great. I put 65lb Jerry Brown solid on it.
  7. grouperdigger15
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    I am going to put mono on whichever one I get, and the depth I am planning on fishing is anywhere between 130-300 ft. It will be mainly used for snapper or knocker rig grouper:2gunsfiring_v1:
  8. tarpon6
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    I would not want to use an 8' rod for bottom fishing grouper. 6.5' at the most..
  9. westmeetseast
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    if you're going to invest in an avet think about getting a seeker or calstar blank wrapped
  10. Bouldernz
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    I run a mx with 30# braid for small up to 40lb puka and snapper fishing down here in NZ and find it suits that style of fishing well. Bigger/deeper I run my new Hoo-x and for the really challanging stuff I drag out the 50ews2 with 130lb braid
  11. oldmanfishing
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    Who won this months Reel??
  12. StillinScrubs
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    Here is me wailing on my LX 2 speed with a xxxx blacksteel tuna rod. I think this is an ideal light grouper reel. I have fished them on my 50w it wasn't much fun, but they didn't cut me off.

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    I was more afriad of breaking the 50lb test than the drag giving. Still had great free spool action with this much drag.
  13. btlfed331
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    i live in the florida keys and use the single speed lx model with 65 power pro and a 40# flouro top shot of 35 yds or so. I've caught plenty of groper on that with a 24-30inch 80#seaguar floro leader.(Mainly becuase of them rubbing the mono on the rocks in an attempt to break off) The rod u mentioned is a bit too long but give it a try first before you buy another. I have to agree with the previous post of a rod that is about 6ft to 6.5. Preferably i like the rod at 6ft or so it is easier to cast wthout interference from the t-top. Also at those depths it's always good to have the line capacity of braid if u hook up anything else.