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    Posted: 14 December 2012 at 10:53am
Took delivery of this reel today and first impressions are very good. Looks just like the Avet SX but would question the claim that the reels are engraved as against being laser etched.

Very smooth operation, appears powerful with a 'proper' handle that is ergonomic and you can get a firm grip on it.

I like the fittings as well. All the side plates screw are spline heads and recessed into the side plate. The handle nut is an odd shape and requires a special tool (supplied) to remove it. The whole thing oozes quality. I will update this when it has actually been used

I personally much prefer it to the Saltist 20LD which is a comparable reel, in fact I might well sell mine. As I said before I personally think the Saltist star drag is nicer to use than the lever drag.

I will bring them all with me on Wednesday and we can debate them first hand instead of listening to crap from me!


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Sounds good Andy. Interesting to see how it goes.

Just took delivery of new Avet MXL 5.8 (gold) yesterday.

Loaded it with about 200m of mono, and then approx 200-300m of 30lb Chinese spectra dyne a braid, to within 1/8 inch of the top of the spool.Put some tpe round the spool before loading the reel to stop it slipping.

Was playing with the drag last night, and have stet it for c 5lbs on Strike position (using some scales).

What drag setting doe others use for similar reels?





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I dont bother with scales as it alters everytime I go fishing. i just set it for teh conditions on the day.

Are you going on Wenesday, be interesting to have all the reels lines up to see how they compare.

I have looked at my Omoto against the Snowbee Deep Blue 10 and cant see any difference at all. Even down to the screws and bolts, just as you said.
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Will try and get to the Riser on Wednesday.  Are we meeting at 8.pm, or earlier?
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Originally posted by snowy snowy wrote:

Took delivery of this reel today and first impressions are very good. Looks just like the Avet SX but would question the claim that the reels are engraved as against being laser etched.

Very smooth operation, appears powerful with a 'proper' handle that is ergonomic and you can get a firm grip on it.

I like the fittings as well. All the side plates screw are spline heads and recessed into the side plate. The handle nut is an odd shape and requires a special tool (supplied) to remove it. The whole thing oozes quality. I will update this when it has actually been used

I personally much prefer it to the Saltist 20LD which is a comparable reel, in fact I might well sell mine. As I said before I personally think the Saltist star drag is nicer to use than the lever drag.

I will bring them all with me on Wednesday and we can debate them first hand instead of listening to crap from me!


Dont think you will be using it any time soon Andy looking at the forcast.
god put me on this earth to acheve a certain amount of things in a given time right now i am so far behind i will never die
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I have been using it in my kitchen all morning!! But you are right it wont be getting wet so it can stay shiny a bit longer.
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Andy, can you also bring your snow bee? I know that's 3 reels, but I fancy a fondle.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hightower Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 December 2012 at 5:58pm
Why the hell are you guys having a meet mid week for? I'm going to missing out on this "fondling" as I'm working nights Unhappy

Pick a civilized day like a Friday or a Saturday next time.
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I dont have a Snowbee but the Omoto is the same reel. Evidently Omoto is the parent company but put their products out under different brand names according to their target market.

Omoto is the brand name for America and the Far East, Snowbee is for Europe.

I will be bringing the Omoto, Saltist 20h, 30h and 20Lever Drag. That will be four reels.

Hugh is bringing his new Avet MXL.

We will count them in and count them back out again!!!!
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i will bring some baby wipes LOL
if you have to measure it, its too small!!
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