The Avet HX-5/2 has drag pressures in the 20-24lb range and a top end of 28lbs, the reel is perfect for a full range of applications. 5:1 gear ratio in high and 2:1 in low gear. This reel is the answer for either vertical or Yo-Yo jigging. Perfect for using braided lines with a Mono topshot.
Two Speed Model, Gear Ratio 5.4:1 High, 2.4:1 Low
The M.C. Cast, or "Magic Cast", is an adjustable magnetic anti-backlash cast control system using Lenz's Law to prevent line overrun and "birds’ nests" while casting. When casting a lure, its velocity through the air (and pull on the line coming from the spool) is gradually slowed due to wind resistance, and altitude drop after reaching its apex in flight. Although the lure slows down, the reel spool continues to spin at the same velocity as the lure before it slowed down, resulting in a line overrun or backlash. Unlike most baitcasting reels that apply resistance to the spool to "tame" the free spin by applying mechanical friction, the MC Cast system makes no contact with the spool at all. It works using a powerful magnet mounted in the frame pointing at the aluminum side of the spool. Although aluminum is not magnetic, when it spins, it creates its own magnetic field. The magnet interrupts this magnetic field generated by the spinning spool, creating and eddy current and a slight braking effect. The power of the braking effect is directly proportionate to the speed that the spool is spinning, the faster the spin, the more powerful the braking. More importantly, the slower the spin, the less braking, and no spin at all means no braking. This is a benefit that mechanical friction cast controls do not have. Because the braking effect is proportionate to the speed of the spool, and the MC Cast system makes absolutely no friction contact with the spool, the start-up inertia to get the spool moving while casting is completely unaffected, and has no braking or friction to overcome to get the spool moving. This is critical for casting efficiency, especially when casting very small or light baits. This is also beneficial when letting a small bait swim and pull line, or even simply dropping a light weight to the bottom with no spool resistance.
The size and power of the magnet is calibrated in proportion to the mass of the spool of each model with line installed, to provide the exact same resistance as your thumb would normally apply to the spool while casting. The power of the magnet is adjustable to accommodate different casting weights and wind conditions using Avets' patented Polar Amplification Technology. Adjusted correctly, you will not have to thumb the spinning spool while the lure is flying through the air. The M.C. Cast option (standard on Raptors) will have you casting like a pro, even if you have never cast a conventional baitcasting style reel.
What is a RAPTOR, and why would I choose one over and original Avet?
The Avet Raptor Series are basically Avet's original 2-speed M.C. Avet Reels re-engineered with their patented Dual Direct Drive full surface caliper brake system that puts out twice the drag pressure of the original single drag Avet Reels. They are similar in size as the originals, but optimized to take advantage of the full potential of modern super braid lines. The Raptors are not upgraded replacements for the original reels, but an additional series, designed to fish several line classes higher than the original single drag reels. Raptor drag curves are fine tuned to, and perform best with higher line classes and drag settings, while the original single drag Avets have drag curves more suitable to the typical line class to reel size ratio. As an Example, A single drag SX is rated at 9 lbs. max at strike, which puts the drag curve comfortably at a 20-25 lb. line class reel that will also fish as low as 10-12lb test. The SX Raptor on the other hand puts out 17 lbs. of drag at strike, making the drag curve most effective at around 40-50lb line, and as low as 25-30lb. comfortably. The reels are similar in size, but engineered for different line classes. It’s not a matter of choosing one over the other, it’s a matter of choosing the right reel for the type of fishing you want to do.