Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel Review

Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag

avet 5 3 1 drag reel

Rating: 4.9/5

Gear Ratio




- The MC (Magic Cast) Casting Control system works wonderfully.

- It has a very powerful and reliable drag performance.

- Can be used for saltwater.

- All aluminum and stainless steel components make it very highly corrosion resistant and provide a beautiful look and finish.

- Features an alarm-clicker.


- It is slightly heavy when compared to other baitcasting reels of this price range.

With over a decade since the creation of the company, Avet is still setting new standards in design and performance within the fishing reels market. All of their reels are designed for easy maintenance and take down. All of the aluminum components that are used for Avet reels are anodized, for the purposes of increasing the corrosion resistance while also creating esthetically beautiful finishes.


Avet reels are growing more and more in popularity within the fishing reels market. One of the main characteristics of all of their reels is their impressive durability and the presence of a simple dual screw sideplate which makes maintenance as easy as possible.

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag is an impressive reel that features all stainless steel components, the patented M.C. Cast Control system, an extremely powerful drag system, an alarm clicker, eight stainless steel ball bearings, the patented SILENT anti-reverse system which is widely considered as the most reliable within the industry, and a 14 lbs. maximum drag pressure.

Avet reels are definitely at the peak of quality and performance within the fishing reel industry, and the Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel is no exception: it has everything that you may expect from Avet.

Main Usage

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag is perfectly suitable both for freshwater or saltwater fishing, providing an advantage over many other reels from other brands within the same price range. This is important becauses it saves you from the cost of having to buy a different reel for each type of water.

As to the variety of fish that can be caught using this reel, there are almost no limits, but this reel is particularly great for fluke, striper, taug, mahi and reds.


The Avet 5.1:1 Lever Drag is a baitcasting reel. Baitcasting is a fishing technique that consists on throwing a bail with a fishing line out over the water using a flexible fishing rod. There are many different techniques that can be used by anglers as an attempt to cast further, making this kind of fishing challenging and exciting.

The most common technique is to shift the body weight towards the front foot in correlation to the forward movement of the rod. For salt water fishing, rods and lines are usually heavier.

Product Features

Reel Body/Housing/Frame:

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel is proudly manufactured in the USA by expert engineers. Like most Avet fishing reels, the Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag features all aluminum and stainless steel components. This provides not only great strength to this reel, but also ensures an amazingly high corrosion resistance, making this a very long durability fishing reel.

The Avet 5.3:1 features a compact design. It is lightweight, and can be used for shockingly large fish in relation to its compact size. The total weight of this reel is 14 ounces.

Drag System:

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel features an impressively powerful lever drag system that comes with an easily adjustable strike pre-set. This fishing reel has truly amazing drag capacities for its size, making it possible to catch large fish species thanks to Avet’s cutting-edge technology.

The maximum drag pressure indicated by the manufacturer for this reel is 14 lbs. But what’s more important is that it really maintains a smooth, consistent pressure that ensures great protection to the line.

This fishing reel has enough drag to handle most of the most common fish out there, because its drag performs so smoothly throughout the whole range.


Casting Controls:

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag possesses the patented, famous and revolutionary MC (Magic Cast) Casting Control System, which is an adjustable magnetic casting control system. It uses the “Intensity Polar Amplify” technology (Avet’s patented as well) for creating this great casting control system.


For fishes of all sizes and weights, the Magic Cast System is very easy to use for everyone, including for those who have never casted a conventional reel before.

All that needs to be done is to place the thumb at the spool in order to cast, then swing, and remove the thumb from the spool.

Ball Bearings:

The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag features an eight ball bearings system. Like almost all components that can be found on any Avet fishing reel, the ball bearings are made of stainless steel, giving them a high corrosion resistance.

Ball bearings on fishing reels reduce friction between the different moving parts, helping the reel to move freely and smooth under loads resulting from the wind and from your drag. The eight ball bearings present at the Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag assure nice and smooth movements for the reel, help for experiencing an easy drag and also assure a long durability for your fishing reel.


The Avet 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel includes more industry-leading and innovative technologies than most reels on the fishing equipment market. Manufactured in the US using all aluminum and stainless steel components, this is without a doubt, a very high-quality reel.

The revolutionary MC Casting Control system is easy to use both for beginner or expert anglers and gives them incredible casting capabilities for going for all kind of fish species.

The maximum drag pressure of this reel is 14 lbs, which is more than what is needed for most of the most common fishes out there.

In summary, it can be seen that Avet’s constant pursuit for greatness and improvements has created another amazing product that will amaze all kind of anglers: the Aver 5.3:1 Lever Drag Reel.

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