asking AVET reels pictures for comparing MXL vs JX

steelfish

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Since there is no fishing store in my town to have a MXL, JX and Lx in my hand and comparing all 3 reels (I live 3hrs drive from US in mexico).

I'l like to see if someone have or can take pictures to compare sizes height, width, etc, of those 3 reels side to side or at least MXL - JX.
right now Im using a Saltist 30Th for trowin irons and so far everything is being fine, but I'l like to try avets in the same range or little bit bigger (I dont like big reels since most of my fishes are in the 20# range or less).

my first option was the MXL to use 50# braid with 30-40 short top leader, for what I had read in this forum it could be done with no issues, but how taller or bigger is the JX against MXL?
my fishing is 60% irons, jigs & some big plastics and 40% bait

JX 20#drag, 30/280 4.6 23oz = $249
mxl 16# drag 20/360 5.8 18oz = $209

saltist 30Th 20#, 20/300 (30/200) 6.4 23oz (just as reference)
 

terryc.

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The JX is similar in size to your Diawa probably slightly larger and is a perfect 40lb reel the MX is not a 40lb. reel.
 

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If you are fishing with 30, go with the MX either J or L. I have the L and sort of wish I had gotten the J. The L holds a bunch of line and fishing 30 I don't think you need it.
 

Outhouse

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I hope this will help you. I measured across my MXL's spool and it is right at 3" The spool height is 2.5. My JX is 2.5 across and 3" tall. The JX would give you more flexibility in that you could fish 30-50 (50 at the most). The MX is really a 30# reel. If that is all you want, I would look at the MXJ.
 
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steelfish

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thanks friends for your comments

it seems that I should go for the Jx, it'll be very similar to my 30TH in size, drag and weight, and for the measures that you posted Jon I can see that there is not big difference between both MXl and Jx, and if JX can give me 20# and 40/50 line test ability is a big plus in my zone.

now as I posted before my fishing is 60% irons, jigs & some big plastics and 40% bait

should I go for 4.6 or 6.0?
I know 4.6 have more torque to get the fish up to deck faster but it can give me the speed need it for the yellow tails?
 

Outhouse

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Look around here and on Allcoast and you can probably pick up a used one. I love my 2 speed reels.
 

Outhouse

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There is a JX in the Bloodydecks classified section with a power handle. All of my reels have this very same handle. Love them.
 

Peduncle

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Cut back on the cervezas and margaritas, save some dough, and buy the 2spd JXRaptor when it comes out next month. A dynamite do everything reel that will cover 30-50 and even 60 lb. Look at it as a long-term investment. With the fishing opportunities you have down there, this reel would be your "go to" weapon of choice.
 

steelfish

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JAJAJA.. Not many margaritas here only tourist drink them, we drink tequila straight (shoots of pure tequila) or Tekate beer when fishing.


sounds good a Jx raptor, actually I already make my choice on a Jx, lets see how much that raptor will cost and maybe I can get my Bday present early, this will be my first Avet so if I fall in love as all of you with a single speed, I'll have that raptor or a 2speed in 8 months more.

BTW I found the picture I was looking for (sort of)


thanks everybody for your help and comments
 

Outhouse

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Alex, be forewarned, the Avets have a LOT of freespool, more than most and this gives a lot of folks indigestion when they first get them. I love them and have 5 of them now. I have a JX as well as a JX MC but my first love is the JX (2 speed).
 

steelfish

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yes, I know about the freespool, a friend of mine have a LX (too big for my taste) and I burned my finger trying to stop it the first time I casted it with 4oz jig.
 

finadict

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It sux that our website doesnt really show the size comparison of the reels...the new website were working on will show side-by side the whole lineup.
 

Outhouse

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Scott, your website and email capability has been discussed a bunch. I guess your guys are focused on making great fish killing tools. By the way, got me an HX used, so I won't be raptoring anytime soon. Go Avet!
 

Outhouse

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My 2 JX 2 speeds are spoken for, ME. THese are my go to reels. I had pondered getting a JX Raptor to fish 60# line but got a standard HX in trade. I now have an MXL 2 Speed, 2 JX 2 Speeds (one with MC), a HX 2 Speed, 2 Baja Specials (wonderful reels) and a Pro 30 2 speed. If I can't kill a fish with these, I am not ready yet to kill it.
 

iconpyro

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I wish I had one...I wouldn't be working then.
I'll post you a picture of the reels side by side and also spool size... I have an MXJ and a JX both in single speed both loaded with 60 hollow.