Avet mxl or torium 16hg?

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  1. Nathan Gunter

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    Bout to buy. Anyone got any pros and cons they can help me with? It will be used for multi species. Mostly pitching live bait.
    Thanks bders.
     
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    The 16 is a little thinner then the MXL it depends on what kind of line you are using.
     
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    I'll be using 50 to 65lb braid with a short 30lb mono topshot. Also I like durability. I heard the abets tend to be more durable.
     
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    They are tanks of the reel business
     
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    Avet's are durable. Star drag will cast a flylined bait better. Not a lot better but a little better with practice. Either reel is a good choice. I own them both.
     
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    i have New MXL's $180 shipped Silver only
     
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    What about the mc, or 2 speed?
     
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    Do you got the hookup on the mc, and 2 speed as well?
     
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    MC (magnetic cast), 2 speed, G2 (Generation 2), and Raptor (dual drag) are all added extras to the Avet lineup. They all have advantages and all cost more than the base model.
     
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    I have no experience with the Toriums. I have had an mxl 2 speed for years...use it with 65 lb braid and 30 lb mono top shot to a short length of 30 lb flouro, fly-lining baits. For the fall variety trips its always my go-to reel for yellowtail and the smaller tuna. Have also caught several bft in the 40-50lb range on it. I've never ever had a single problem with the reel. My 2 cents...ymmv.
     
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    2 speed silver only $260 non MC
     
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    Is the 2speed necessary? I'm not sure if I'm going to drop the extra money for it. I have no problem using my rod to help reel.(pull up , reel down). But on big enough fish I'm sure I'd use it. This class of reel I think I'd be ok w/out. But I've never owned a 2 speed.
    Thanks for the replys. I'm definitely going with the mxl based on you guys ' help.
     
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    2 speed isn't necessary but it is nice to have depending on where you're fishing. It helps you be able to stop a bigger fish and get it head turned towards the boat with a push of a button. The lower gear also makes it easier to grind in a larger fish too. Think of it as riding a bike uphill, when its hard to pedal you push the gear button and it makes it so much easier to pedal.
     
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    Does it change the drag then? Would it make it more likely to break off with the added pressure on the line?
    Thanks for taking the time to respond.
    I'm a dad of four ui r girls , so I gotta make sure to make the right purchases. I don't have the excess money to make mistakes. Lol
     
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    You say 180 for the mxl?
    Send me some pay pal info, I want one
     
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    The 2 speed Avets are 2-in-1 reels. 6:1 for yoyo and 4:1 for bait. The low gear isn’t a granny gear for really winching them in. I’d skip the MC if possible. Even turned all the way off it still has an affect on free spool.
     
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    Thanks Markt. I'm undecided on the 2 speed still. Definitely not going mc. Sony need casting assistance, and I don't want anything to effect the free spool. Good advice
     
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    I would definitely skip the MC. I believe the low gear on mine is 3.8:1. Not quite a granny gear but I've put the lower gear to good use many times. Fishing light line for finicky bluefin in the 30-60 lb class. Hooking into larger class yellowfin when its mostly been smaller schoolies being caught. Fly-lining when many of the yellowtail are that 30lb+ class (one time at Cedros the skipper put a 30lb or less cut-off on the yellows). The lower gear doesn't affect the drag setting. It all mainly depends on what you are going to use it for, whether or not to consider the 2-speed option. I've just found it to be a great, small (light), very sturdy reel that's help me land many, many fish, and never let me down after years of use and only doing general maintenance. YMMV...
     
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    Nice Dennis. Thanks. You just helped me make up my mind
     
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    No problem, Nathan. I've got 4 avets at home...mxl, lx, hx, and hxw raptor. They all go with me on any trip, and have never had a problem with any of them. I'd like to add an hx raptor to the arsenal! Good luck!
     

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