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Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel

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Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel



Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel

The Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel will do double duty as both an inshore and offshore reel. The MXL is a light weight yet powerful heavy hitter. The MXL is the wide spool version of this reel model. The 5.8 retrieve allows this reel to be used in several different applications. Everything from top water plugs to light tackle sailfish. The Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel has good line capacity for many applications. When used for flat lines, monofilament line capacity is ample. 12 LB Test provides good line capacity, and strength when fishing saltwater. For those anglers who want more line capacity, the braid option is best. We recommend a maximum of 50 LB class braided Spectra for those anglers who want an acceptable level of line capacity, 30 LB Test for those who want more. 

When using braided Spectra line, this reel can hold 680 YDS of 50 LB Test, and 360 YDS of 80 LB Test. The line capacities with braid allow this reel a larger variety of offshore fishing applications. 

BlueMarlinChronicles Drag Modification for the Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel


This update will allow the tournament angler to fish the Avet models: LX, MX, and JX reels with a lighter drag configuration. Our new improved modification will allow you a greater drag curve with ALL drag settings. Please feel free to email us for more information. All drag updates will be performed here at BMC Tackle. The update is available free of charge on all new reel purchases. (954) 263-6177


Guide for choosing Avet Reel Models SX through HX including 2 Speed Reels

This guide offers important specifications that highlight different features that are important for reel selection. The line capacities on this page are based on approximate Sufix brand monofilament, and Jerry Brown Spectra braided fishing line diameters.



 Reel Model   Mono Line Capacity  Braid Line Capacity  Max Drag (LBS)  Gear Ratio  Weight 
 SX 5.3


 220 YDS of 20 LB 
320 YDS of 16 LB

220 YDS of 80 LB
320 YDS of 30 LB
 
9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full 
 
5.3:1
 14 oz
397 gm
 SX 6/4
2 Speed

220 YDS of 20 LB
320 YDS of 16 LB
 
 220 YDS of 80 LB
330 YDS of 30 LB
9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full 
6.3:1 (H)
3.8:1 (L) 
 1 LB
454 gm
 

MXL 5.8
 
 
360 YDS of 20 LB
460 YDS of 16 LB

 

360 YDS of 80 LB
 520 YDS of 30 LB
 
9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full 
 
5.8:1
1.25 LBS
567 gm

 MXL 6/4
2 Speed 

360 YDS of 20 LB
460 YDS of 16
 

360 YDS of 80 LB
520 YDS of 30 LB
 

9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full

 

6.3:1 (H)
3.8:1 (L)
 

1.25 LBS
567 gm
 


MXJ 5.8 


300 YDS of 20 LB
384 YDS of 16 LB

300 YDS of 80 LB
420 YDS of 30 LB
 

9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full
 
 
5.8:1
 1.1 LBS
482 gm
 MXJ 6/4
2 Speed 
 300 YDS of 20 LB
384 YDS of 16

300 YDS of 80 LB
420 YDS OF 30 LB
 
 9 LBS Strike
14 LBS Full
6.3:1 (H) 
3.8:1 (L)
1.2 LBS
539 gm 

 LX 4.6
 500 YDS of 20 LB
350 YDS of 30 LB
 
500 YDS of 80 LB

15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full
 
 
4.6:1
 1.4 LBS
624 gm

 LX 6.0
500 YDS of 20 LB
350 YDS of 30 LB 
 
500 YDS of 80 LB
 15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full


6.0:1
 
 1.4 LBS
624 gm
  LX 6/3
  2 Speed 

500 YDS of 20 LB
350 YDS of 30 LB
 
 

500 YDS of 80 LB
 15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full
6.0:1 (H)
3.8:1 (L
 1.5 LBS
681 gm
 
JX 4.6 
400 YDS of 20 LB
280 YDS of 30 LB


400 YDS of 80 LB
 
 15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full
 
4.6:1
 1.3 LBS
568 gm
 
JX 6.0 
 400 YDS of 20 LB
280 YDS of 30 LB
 
400 YDS of 80 LB
15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full 
 
6.0:1
 1.3 LBS
568 gm
 JX 6/3
 2 Speed 
 400 YDS of 20 LB
280 YDS of 30 LB

400 YDS of 80 LB
 15 LBS Strike
20 LBS Full
 6.0:1 (H)
3.8:1 (L)
1.4 LBS
653 gm 
 
HX 5/2
 2 Speed
 

600 YDS of 20 LB
420 of 30 LB
 

600 YDS of 80 LB 

22 LBS Strike
28 LBS Full
 
 5.4:1 (H)
2.4:1 (L)
 1.6 LBS
738 gm
 HXJ 5/2
 2 Speed
430 YDS of 20 LB
300 YDS of 30 LB 
430 YDS of 80 LB  22 LBS Strike
28 LBS Full
5.4:1
2.4:1 
1.6 LBS
738 gm 


Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel

The mighty Avet MXL 5.8 Fishing Reel is an excellent choice for several types of sport fishing applications. The reel's design, size, and maximum drag capability also allows the angler to use this reel for many salt water fishing applications, including plug casting, fishing live baits on the flat lines, or when drifting dead baits. 

I currently use this reel with 12 LB Test Monofilament line for light tackle sail fishing off the flat lines. A few years ago I landed an 11 FT hammerhead shark with the MXL, on 50 LB test Jerry Brown Spectra. From personal experience I can recommend this reel if you are a thrill seeker like me!

The reel foot of the MXL allows it to be mounted on a standard 22 mm plastic or aluminum reel seat. My MXL's are combo'ed out with my Sceptre KFR live bait rods that feature AFTCO light roller guides. I use Sufix 12 LB Test  monofilament and 20 LB test fluorocarbon leader. I use this particular rod and reel combo for flat lines exclusively. The MXL is not ideal to fish off the kites, unless you want to use braided Spectra. 

Louis CEO
BMC Tackle Inc.
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