Noisy Avet

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  1. LEGALWISE

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    Hey guys. I just purchased a new Avet LX Raptor for my jig stick. I own a bunch of Avets, including two other LX Raptors. Took it to the park to practice casting. Everything worked fine but the new reel sounds a lot louder than my other ones when I cast it out. I made sure the clicker was off so that’s not the problem. Any ideas?
    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    They wear in. I had a MXL that was loud as shit and its quieted down now. or maybe i just got used to it.
     
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    Ha ha. Hope that’s it.
     
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    Yea i freaked me out too i sent it back to get it serviced and what not and was talking with one of the reps in the factory and he said its normal the gears are built to be strong, not quiet.
     
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    strong.....quiet ...are those mutually exclusive????
     
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    They also said its because its steel and not brass. Idk its been good to me and has quieted down.
     
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    You live close to the factory, take it there and see what they say, also take one of you older one so they can compare. Then let’s us know what they did. Or take it back to where you bought it and compare.
     
  8. Bill W

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    There are two ways to reduce the noise of gear mesh. The larger gear can be made of brass or the gears can be helical cut. (both?) Neither of those two are Avet. Yes they will wear in, but sounds like Avet has a pat answer.

    Maybe you could suggest helical cut gears as a pat answer back.
     
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    If the noise occurs when you are casting its not the gears its the bearings making the noise
     
  10. LEGALWISE

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    It’s going to the factory next week. Will reply back on what they say.
     
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    Ear plugs!
     
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    I’m used to being kept entertained and awake when winding in with my larger EX models, SDS50 and 30W, but never when casting or letting line out.
     
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    Just continuing in a conversation, maybe not the OP issue.

    When I first used the Makaira it was not known as a good reel then. I turned the handle and did not hear a single thing and put the drag forward and did not have any resistance. Wow! What a change. Penn did a change in their engineering to compete.
     
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  14. LEGALWISE

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    Bill,
    Love my Makairas. All my 50’s, 30’s and 20’s are Makairas. Smooth, quiet and strong. Only use the Avet reels for smaller game.
    Maybe it’s time to go all the way.
    Anyone care to comment on the smaller Okuma reels versus the Avets.
     
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    Honestly, not an Avet fan at all. I have 1. Its is noisy and clunky and not a precision reel. It looks beautiful, anodized blue, very pretty. Just don’t turn the handle.

    I also had a star drag Okuma, fished it once and sold it. I haven’t fished their latest versions but the Cedros I had didn’t make the grade.

    As far as small reels go, I like Shimano and the smaller Penns are slick too. I also think the new Diawa Star Drag reels are very solid.
    I know Trinidad’s are pricey. But in the small reel star drag world, they are the standard.
     
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    Ive been hearing great things about the fathoms but ive never given them a shot
     
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    Just the opposite here sold my 30 Mac
    Bought all Avets ..
    My Mac kicked my ass every time I hooked a big fish, just didn’t fit me right!
    Probably just me !
    But I love my Avet ‘s love the 3 speeds
    Got my super on my 50 and no problem. Kicked it’s ass!! Never looked back.. Got 2 30’s and a 30W also never had a problem.
    Maybe a little loud but I can deal with that.. but not in free spoil.. only the gears are a little louder..
    Fish my 30’s with 100 lb and I can put some serious hurt on em. 30/35 lb drag no problem!
    Love em.
    That’s my story!!
     
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    I have just about the full line of Makairas and love them all. I have two 10IISEa for 40 and 50lb bait, 16IISEa for 80lb, two 20s, a 30, and a 50 for the big boys. The smaller Maks are built every bit as tough as their big brothers, main difference being the clicker setup.

    In terms of the other models, I am also a fan of the Andros series, with an original (orange/gunmetal) Andros 5IIa being one of my favorite reels for 30 and 40lb. I also have the Cedros CSD10S which I use for surface iron. There area a couple of niches that aren't covered yet, and I have other brands for that, but overall, I like the quality that Okuma is putting out, and the customer service has been second to none.

    -Connor
     
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    You know you like Okuma when you put your full cow line up of Accurate ATD's on the shelve for a full set of Maks.....that's what i did...the ATD's are now my loners.
     
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