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Discussion in 'Avet Reels Support' started by finadict, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon Well-Known "Member"

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    The more I think about this, the more I think that Avet already has too many different reels. Unless Avet can make a true unique reel or a $99 JX G2, I doubt that market share will expand. The G2 reels represent an almost Raptor single speed reels. The small but significant changes Avet has been making -- different anti-reverse with less back play on the smaller reels, etc. -- matter. Avet has pretty much all bases covered except for level wind, spinners, and star drags -- but I think that is deliberate.
     
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    Make a graphite bodied reel,like a Newell.I have two Avets.An MXJ two speed and a JX two speed.I like them but they're too damn heavy.
     
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    I would buy this. Having the auto retrieve on a surface iron reel and jig reel is convenient. Good price point.
    I also agree, no bueno on the lever drag.
     
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    I agree here but with some caveat's. First a level wind reel has more parts and some of those parts are designed to fail if a finger or something else gets stuck in between the level pawl and spool or frame. IMO a good design for those types of reels, but still prone to issues which I think will make for a greater demand on those parts and service issues.

    Second spinners mean a whole new design, way more parts with skews to pay for and to keep those parts in stock. Any manufacture knows this is a lot of money for this so they must sell a huge amount of reels just to recoup some of the cost for stocking, skews let alone designing and machining a whole new reel. Very costly IMO.

    Now if Avet went with a star drag using all the parts they already have skews for like frame, reel foot, handle, handle knobs, screws and such the initial cost of start up would be much less than a whole new design and in turn let them charge less for a reel.

    Of course there would be more skews to purchase, some redesigning to make a star drag but IMO they would cost way less than a whole redesign and some of that cost saving could be passed strait back to the customer....ME
     
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    I'm willing to dish out $100-$300 for a quality US made reel, that being said I also prefer not having to replace my bearings every 3 months as well.
     
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    Looking at what's out there (even outside of Avet), I'd say the price point would fall about the same as a Penn Fathom 25NLD, but with a slight markup for machined frame and US made. Retail around $225 and available on special or ebay for around $200.
     
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    Id like to see a JX size reel with a star drag....and left handed of course.

    I fish your reels exclusively because you cater to lefties across the board.

    What is missing for me is a surface iron reel. For that I want star drag.
     
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    I'd like to see a star drag in a quality reel similar to the Penn Torques, but for less money.
     
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    You won't need a star drag reel if Avet can come up with a lever drag, single speed reel that will cast as well as a star drag, and have an equivalent weight.

    The OP is looking for opinions for a lever drag reel to fill a "dedicated specific niche". Not another all purpose reel. I have a 533 Newell narrowed by Jerry Downie and it cost me well over $200 (reel plus conversion). I use it specifically for surface iron fishing.

    If Avet can come up with a reel with that capacity and weight, and casts as well as a Newell, I would buy one if it had dogs and ARB. This is a great idea. Surface iron, yo yo, vertical jigging and popping.
     
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