Avet 3 speed reels for kite fishing

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  1. Soda Pop

    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    [​IMG]Have any of you went to a 3 speed reel for the kite? Avet makes a 50,50W and 80 in there 3 speed reels.
    Avet Pro EX 3-Speed Game Reel
     
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    David,
    You are far more an expert than I am. My take would be:
    If you are fishing the kite, I would want a reel that could pick up line the fastest when you initially get bit (a higher ratio). One the fish is hooked--and I'm assuming a really good hookset on something like a double trouble---what really matters is how you fight the fish with whatever gear ratio(s) is on the reel. So if you want a 1-1 or something else really low, then it would matter if it's a 2 or 3 speed if that's the preference you would want in a reel.
    Good luck on the big coming trip.
    Lowell
     
  3. DannyNoonan

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    I'm holding out for the 4-speed...
     
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    i have the 3spd on a 30 with 100# and a 50 with 130#
    I love them, thanks Larry for pushing me
     
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    Buddy of mine caught a 288 last year on the kite using a 3 speed He had no complaints. A 335 was also caught using same set up.
     
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    vegasandre I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hey Soda Pop
    happy holidays!

    I thought you were using that Mak 50 for your kite reel? I need a kite reel too. On the market for one.
     
  7. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Used one of the early models, maybe a prototype? Sideplates were graphite. It was an 80 and worked very well.
     
  8. Soda Pop

    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I do use the Mak 50...... and it works good.....I used an 80 on the Excel and it worked like a charm.... Was just testing what other people think. Only thing is it was a bit big for my hands...... LOL
     
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    offshore6 Where's the tuna?

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    I've never used a 3-speed (yet). I'd be interested in knowing how quickly you can shift. There are times when you want to be able to quickly go high to low or low to high to react to a squirrelly fish. I use my old-school Penn 80 for the kite and can shift pretty quickly.
     
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    Only thing is it was a bit big for my hands...... LOL[/quote]



    Really???? LMAO
     
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    Avet loaned me one last year. It was a great reel. I didnt use it on the Kite however I used it to fish the PL68.

    I caught two YFT with it in the 150 range. I does what its supposed to. The shifting is the same as all other Avets. Just keep pushing the button and it goes down a gear. Push the Lever and it goes up a gear. You can tell what gear you are in by just looking at the shift pin. All the way out 4:1 all the way in 1:1.

    I had the 50 narrow.

    Shouldn't have given it back to them come to think of it.
     
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    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Soda, remember the one Stan brought last January?
     
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    How did you have it spooled? I want one for that exact reason.
     
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    130lb Threadlock would be a good choice just in case you end up on the kite with the reel. 850 yards...
     
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    That is exactly what I had on it.
     
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    My experience was the 80 worked well on the kite.

    50 size holds 850 yards 130 spectra
    80 size holds 1700 yards 130 spectra

    Gear ratios for 50 and 80:
    High: 4:1
    Medium: 2:1
    Low: 1:1

    Inch Per Crank for 50:
    H: 44"
    M: 22"
    L: 11"

    Inch Per Crank for 80:
    H: 56"
    M: 29"
    L: 14"
     
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  17. Soda Pop

    Soda Pop I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I remember Johnny the charter master had an 80. I just might want to try it.... that 80 is big to what I am use to using....my 50 Mak. I will see you and your son in 9 days Dave.
     
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    That is great information.

    I guess it comes down to lugging an 80 around or being in Kite Jail with it! A 3-speed 50W is probably the best compromise. Lots of line and very similar inches per crank in high and low. The 2:1 gear ratio the 80 kills it at 29".
     
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    Not sure where Jeff got his information but the Avet web site states the 80/3 retrieves 55" per crank in high gear (4:1), not 46". So almost a foot more per crank than the 50/3. That makes more sense to me.

    I have a 50/3 and 50W/3. They are my jig and kite reels, respectively, but certainly not limited to those tasks. I wouldn't mind a higher high gear ratio for even faster line pick-up, but 4:1 is no slouch on a 50.
     

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