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Akios 651CTM or Avet MC SX 5.3

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The Akios build quality is very good.....but the AVET has superb quality and durability and is quite a workhorse.........If I had a pig on the terminal end, I'd want the Avet on my cranking end.

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Handled an Akios reel in Asbury over the weekend...wish i needed a new conventional because these reels seem very solid...its like an Abu but built and feels much better with tighter tolerances. Akios is probably a better caster, too. Seems to be on par with Avet with respect to build quality.

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For surfcasting the Akios, AVET's even with MC are a pain.

 

From a boat it's probably a coin toss. Whatever looks/feels more comfortable for you. Bring your rod with you to the next show or tackle shop and try both reels on it. Comfort is HUGE.

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I have the AKIOS 757 for throwing 8 & bait i really like the reel, it's smooth and cast real well. I have had no problems with it.

 

I handled at 6XX something at the show...it seemed more than adequate. I was very impressed, built like the old Morrums.

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Honestly, you might want to get the Avet because its going to be easier to get serviced and get parts if you need them. Plus they are proven reels that are made in the USA if you're into that kinda thing.

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Honestly, you might want to get the Avet because its going to be easier to get serviced and get parts if you need them. Plus they are proven reels that are made in the USA if you're into that kinda thing.

 

I tend to agree with that statement.I'm a big Daiwa fan so i would not base my whole decision on american made but i do like the design of the avet.Which ever reel I choice it will be used for bank and surf fishing.

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I own Both & They are both rock solid reels.

If you prefer a lever drag go with the Avet, If you prefer a star drag go with the Akios.

Or do what most Fishing addicts do & get both!

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Thanks for all the reply's. I will be going to the saltwater fishing expo on Sunday so hopefully I will be able check them out.

 

You may want to check out R&H rods ( The CTS booth ) They were carring them at the Demo AKIOS

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