AVET SX G2 for surface irons?

Faced2much

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Just got a avet sx g2 (non mc) plan on using it on a seeker 270h-8 for a 20-25lb stick and a small jig stick (kicker 15 light, Tady c size jigs) and small 40g snipers
 
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M3lspec

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Personally prefer star drag for tossing irons but i mean its possible with the SX. I say the MX Stardrag would be a better option if you wanted to stick with Avet.
 
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Dave R

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    Personally, I don't like an SX for jigs... it's a 20# bait reel.
    Thank you for this. That is what I currently use it as. I'm trying to set up a surface iron rig with what I have around. I have a Penn fathom 300 for calicos with 30lb. braid but not sure I would be ready if a YT showed up.
     
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    Dbado1

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    If you are thinking of going with Penn I would go with the 25nsd. Casts great has very good drag and good capacity. If needed, it has centrifugal cast control brakes as well.
    If you are not opposed to the big bait casters, they are great for casting iron. With them you can concentrate on your retrieve more and not have to be concerned with laying line back on the reel. For yellows and schoolies I would go with a 400/500 sized bait caster.
     
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    Faced2much

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    Thank you for this. That is what I currently use it as. I'm trying to set up a surface iron rig with what I have around. I have a Penn fathom 300 for calicos with 30lb. braid but not sure I would be ready if a YT showed up.
    Probably not a big home guard with a bunch of kelp and structure around but I use a piscifun alijoz 300 I got on Amazon with a 7’6 heavy Abu Garcia vengeance I got from Walmart on the paddy’s sometimes and it handled 15-20lb yellows fine I’d be a lil scared I may get spooled if I hooked a 30lber tho 🤷🏻‍♂️
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Thank you for this. That is what I currently use it as. I'm trying to set up a surface iron rig with what I have around. I have a Penn fathom 300 for calicos with 30lb. braid but not sure I would be ready if a YT showed up.
    My son caught a 37# YT at Cedros with a Curado 300ej and got a 25# the next day so don’t sell a 300 size short!
     
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    Kai

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    Not my choice for larger surface iron fishing. Star drags still Cast better though. For the size of jig Tady C smaller, that will work okay. Just remember the more Line you have out, the faster you will need to crank to move that jig. Honestly, I like a Penn Fathom 25N for larger surface irons, and also because it had around 40 inch per crank of line on a full spool.
    Because the Sx is so small, you really will need to crank fast to keep up with the jig. While I can take it easy on Fathom 25N size reel. I would get it spooled with 30-40 lb spectra.
     
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    Jaysons999

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    I have an sxj g2. Are you planning on fishing 40? In my opinion I wouldn’t fish the 40 on this reel. It just feels like it’s overworked. Small jigs and 30 Lb I think you’d be ok if it’s filled with spectra and has a short top shot. Wouldn’t be my first choice for that application. More of a finesse live bait reel in my arsenal. To each their own. If you already own it give it a shot!
     
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