Have 16+ avets,many problems the last couple years as they have gotten bigger and not the best customer service.Switched a couple years ago and anytime there's a problem I've had the same service from accurate I had from avet when they first came on the market.
All the tackle store owners I've talked to say Accurate is by far the best reel on the market. Not necessarily the best buy. I'm a cheap bastard myself thats why I'm driving my Penn's into the ground, once they go, I plan to replace them with Accurates.
COMPLETELY different reels and ridiculous to compare, as they are not in the same niche. No reel, to my knowledge, does what Avet does FOR THE SAME PRICE. No reel does what Accurate does (period), at their MUCH higher price. Avet's are Corvettes, Accurates are Ferrari's. Unfair to compare otherwise. Both are excellent for their intended market. To disclose fully, I own several Penn Internationals, Shimano's, and Avets. Love all three. Would LOVE to own an Accurate, just can't get myself to pull the trigger (due to cost), as I've never had a problem with the much less expensive, yet still deadly, Avets. Just my opinion. Thanks, Mike
Had a few Avets, but never really liked them that much. Nothing I can really pin point, but just didn't like the feel of them. That being said, I've bought nothing but Accurates over the last couple of years. Really happy with the dependability of the reels. But like like someone said earlier, they're really two different class of reels.