Biggest Fish on Avet SX or MX Series

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pysgotwyr
  • May 24, 2006
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    Huntington Beach
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    Steve
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    260 Mackinaw
    100lb Opah. Caught on Avet MXL, 50lb PP, 30lb Premier, Point Wilson dart, at the 14

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    Elkhitman

    Newbie
    Apr 25, 2012
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    Bryan
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    No boat.
    Nice fish guys.

    MXJ with 30lb PP, I caught a 180lb Sturgeon
    SX with 30lb PP, 120lb Sturgeon
     
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    alka144

    Newbie
    Dec 15, 2011
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    MAGNOLIA
    Name
    zach
    Boat
    Earl
    65lb Amberjack - Avet SX 5.3 MC
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    50lb Cobia - Avet SX 5.3 MC
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    6ft 7in Sandbar Shark - Avet SX 5.3 MC
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    Reel is still works great, clicker is going out, and the AJ managed get the frame screws to back out, but I still bring it every trip and tear it up with it.
     
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    Drago

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    Mar 7, 2015
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    Alex
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    It's funny how I started this thread to show a buddy of mine that you don't need an insanely powered reel to catch big fish even if it's deep sea fishing but some of these are just eye popping
     
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    neversink2

    Here fishy fishy fishy...
    Oct 9, 2004
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    HUNTINGTON BEACH
    Name
    Chris
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    31' Cabo Express
    Wow, some awesome catches here everyone.

    SX 5.3 MC, 35lb Bluefin with 50# braid and 40lb flouro leader for me using a cal star 800L deck hand rod. Wasn't even close to limiting this little reel.
     
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    ReelWhite

    Local Hooker
    Jul 18, 2018
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    Dana Point
    Name
    Kevin
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    2660WAC Sailfish
    Only have caught 10-15lb dorado on my sx. It’s a great little reel! My favorites for fly lining live dines and Mack
     
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    2tuna

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    Feb 21, 2011
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    Name
    Craig H
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    le barge
    120 lb striped marlin on MXL . Was trolling a 2 1/2" purple haze hootchie on straight 25 lb mono, trying to catch bonito to use for strip bait.

    Panga captain got to show off his boat handling skills
     
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    geebee

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    Nov 12, 2016
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    Gee Bee
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    Partial to AZTEC - aspiring to INTREPID
    90lb bft on a single speed mxj. 30lb test. The reel took a shit the next trip lol

    how did that MXJ single speed fail
    how was your reel maintenance


    i've got a MXJ Raptor (using it for 50#)
    and thinking of getting a MXL Raptor (for 40-50lb) when they are only biting the lighter line for the increased line capicity
    and wondering if the MX series are prone to failure on 50-70lb class bluefin or if the failures are more maintenance issues
    and if the raptor MX series are any beefier parts (outside of the dual drag) than the nonRaptor

    i bought a used MXL single speed that was busted up inside and unfishable, but the photo shows lack of maintenance

    a couple nice ones on my MXJ Raptor (65# spectra, 50lb Seaguar fluorocarbon)
    reel performed as expected, not even close to getting spooled

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    geebee

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    Nov 12, 2016
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    Partial to AZTEC - aspiring to INTREPID
    how did that MXJ single speed fail
    how was your reel maintenance


    ...wondering if the MX series are prone to failure on 50-70lb class bluefin or if the failures are more maintenance issues...

    going out on a limb here talking to myself - barring any compelling feedback otherwise - but my instinct is that an Avet should not fail or malfunction if properly maintained

    commonsense tells me a big fish would spool you before the reel "fails" or parts are damaged if fishing within specs

    an obvious problem - as in the case of the infamous Shimano TLD graphite frames breaking during a fight - anglers fish heavier line and drag friction well beyond manufacture's specs and a big one merely damages the weakest part

    PS:

    that's mostly why i've been buying into the Raptor line for tuna and yoyo jig fishing - offering drag to spare when screwing it down - and possibly beefier engineering to support the higher line ratings
     
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