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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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