Avet G2 "No Glide Plate" anyone heard of this?

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    Recently saw a "mystery" Avet MXJ at a turners near where I work. They had a black MXJ in the display case that had a g1 side plate and an a g2 (Trident engraved) clicker side plate, as well as the "y" machined g2 frame. The salesman wasn't sure what it was so I figured it was just a g1 that got the wrong clicker plate and it was an anomaly. It came in a g1 box and was marked at the g1 price. A couple of days later I saw a video from J&H tackle discussing the new "G2 No Glide Plate" reel from avet. This caught my attention. I sent a DM to Josh and asked if this new version had the g1 drag or the g2 drag. I was told that it had 20# max like the g2. I went back to turners and bought it for 158 bucks (210*.75 for the 25% off gen 1 promo).

    I had them spool it for me and took it home. While I was attempting to set the drag I noticed that it has a really wierd drag curve. It's supposedly rated at 20# max. I wanted to fish it at 10-12# at strike for 40# on a phenix 809. Well after grabbing my spring scale and tinkering with it I don't think that's going to happen. When I set the strike that high it's way to steep to go into full. If I want to get to full which should be 20# max as I was told, the reel only makes about 8# at strike. Even then it binds.

    I asked Josh if he had any literature about the new pieces and he sent me a link to avets website. I sent them an email and I am going to call tomorrow.

    I am posting here because I want to know if anyone else has seen or heard anything about these reels from anywhere else?

    Thanks BD
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Sounds like the performance of a G1, not a G2! Let us know what you find out.
     
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    I believe Avet has discontinued the G1 models and replaced them with reels that have G2 insides but no glide plate. IMHO they should have dropped the G1 as soon as the G2 came out. Production costs have to be almost identical and the G2 is a much better reel. The glide plate is nice but not at all necessary.
     
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    I believe Avet has discontinued the G1 models and replaced them with reels that have G2 insides but no glide plate. IMHO they should have dropped the G1 as soon as the G2 came out. Production costs have to be almost identical and the G2 is a much better reel. The glide plate is nice but not at all necessary.
    I believe Avet has discontinued the G1 models and replaced them with reels that have G2 insides but no glide plate. IMHO they should have dropped the G1 as soon as the G2 came out. Production costs have to be almost identical and the G2 is a much better reel. The glide plate is nice but not at all necessary.
    I prefer my G1’s actually. I feel the glide plate reduces free spool, but I do like the clicker sound it makes.
     
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    I can't see how a guide plate -- the silver track the lever moves on -- can affect free spool. Maybe the Magic Cast which was on all G2 reels affects free spool, but not the guide plate. Can you explain how this happens?
     
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    dangalang

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    Yea, that's the video I saw. One of the two mentions anywhere on line that I could find. The other was a sales add for a tackle vendor website that I was not familiar with. Waiting on a call back from Scott at Avet now.
    I think Avet sells replacement levers with a different cam shape, that might be an option for the drag curve issues you're having? Could just be a bad reel too ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    HighWildFree

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    I can't see how a guide plate -- the silver track the lever moves on -- can affect free spool. Maybe the Magic Cast which was on all G2 reels affects free spool, but not the guide plate. Can you explain how this happens?
    If you move the lever drag on a G1, you will notice it is not a straight line as you move from full to bait. The lever sits slightly further out when in bait vs strike or full. The guide plate keeps iT on a single plane, not allowing it to move in or out. May be a different design on the G2’s. I will have to research once I get home. MC does make a difference, but I remove the magnets so no issue.
     
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    Just got off the phone with Scott from Avet, super nice guy. spent about 10-15 minutes going over the differences in the reels. The drags and cam is exactly the same in the G2 No Glide Plate as it is in the G2. The drag washers, drag brake disc, cam, gearing, and all other internals are also the same. As a matter of fact, he said I could order the glide plate kit for about 50 bucks and make it a normal G2 if I desired to go through the hassle, that kit would include longer screws, glide plate spacers, the glide plate itself, and the glide plate compatible lever with the depressible strike/full button.

    The reason Scott believes my drag was giving me problems (not as strong at strike as it should have been while being the claimed 20# at full with binding) was because the drag is new and needs to be broken in, essentially I was over tightening the pre set since the disc was slipping before it should have because its not broken in. He suggested give it a few artificial runs by pulling some line off the spool at drag as a fish would and then resetting the drag using a spring scale.

    All in all I am satisfied with the phone call, all of the answers he gave me sounded legit from a technical standpoint, and the fact that he spent as long as he did going over it with me while I looked through the diagram and asked about certain parts reassured me that I invested my money into a quality product.
     
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    Interesting, I have a bunch of Avets without the glide plate, and I like the glide plate because it reduces the chance of accidentally knocking the reel into free spool while fighting a fish. LOL -- that has happened to me a few times while moving the rod around obstructions.
     
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    SoCalEDC

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    Interesting, I have a bunch of Avets without the glide plate, and I like the glide plate because it reduces the chance of accidentally knocking the reel into free spool while fighting a fish. LOL -- that has happened to me a few times while moving the rod around obstructions.
    Fancy seeing you here, lol. Yea I like the glide plate as well. I might pick one up and install it and make it a normal G2 cause I also prefer the finer adjustments. I also heard from Scott that they offer a south florida cam for the reels if that's something that might be of interest to you for your kings and sails.
     
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