The Avet LX 6/3 Reels are two speed saltwater lever drag reels designed to meet the demands of big game species of fish. The 2-speed LX Reels from Avet are designed to offer the best attributes of both the high speed and low speed gear ratio options all in a single reel. Avet LX 2-speed reel models include all of the quality features of their single speed reels, but with all the benefits afforded by 2-speeds. The simple, yet reliable gear shift mechanism built into the 2-speed LX models is so easy to operate that it becomes second nature almost immediately. The push button located at the center of the handle arm permits shifting between the high and low gears without your hand ever leaving the handle knob, and can be shifted with or without pressure, so you can shift while cranking, or when a fish is running.
The benefits of a two speed reel are becoming increasingly obvious to deep sea anglers. Big game saltwater fishermen have long known there is no substitute for the power afforded by low speed gear retrieves typically present in retrieve speeds of 5.3 or lower - fighting fish without that power is an uphill battle. However, the need for a quicker retrieval of lures and bait has lead to interest in the higher gear ratios commonly found in freshwater fishing reels. Combining the two delivers the best of both worlds: make more presentations and get more bites with the high speed 6.0:1 gear ratio and when those bites come bring the power by flipping over to the lower 2.8 gear speed. The engineering of this reel leaves nothing to be desired - all off the necessary components, strength and fishability constructed within a no-nonsense minimal aluminum frame.
The LX 2-Speed Reels were created by Avet to handle 40-50lb test applications delivering the power needed to handle any brute the saltwater has to offer. While the power of the reel is impressive, what may be more incredible is the castability - rarely does a reel combine the both with such synergy. The LX 2-speed reels are quality throughout. The overall light weight of the reels is achieved through the use of a single piece precision-machined aluminum frame. Avet removed all the unnecessary weight, yet maintained the rigidity demanded by the pure strength of big game species of fish. In addition to the rigid frame, the LX reels strength is also evident in the offset, machine handle arm and extra large handle which keep all of the anglers force focused on fighting the fish and not the gear. The reel possesses up to 15lb of drag while in free spool with a maximum of 20lbs when fully clamped down - more than enough power for any applicable use. Avet LX Reels 2-speed design affords fishermen the ability to easily switch from the high speed 6.1:1 gear ratio down to the 2.8:1 with a single flip of the switch - speed for retrieval and power for fighting the fish. Avet's proprietary Avedrag dry carbon fiber drags exhibit superior stopping power, smoothness and wear resistance - providing flawless fishability. We recommend the Avet LX to anglers targeting species such as: Tuna, Wahoo, . We offer the Avet LX 6/3 2-Speed Reels in four colors: Black, Blue, Gold and Silver. The sole left-hand model is available in the silver color.