These are the amazing Avet HXW 5/2 Reels, which are basically a wider version of the Avet HX 5/2. Put spectra backing on these babies with a mono top shot and you will have plenty of line to battle most monsters of the deep. These HXW 5/2 reels have won many battles with Tuna, Marlin and Sharks.
HXW 5/2, Gear Ratio: 5.4:1, 2.8:1 , 50lb/500yds
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.