alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Knobby mag for Avet
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« on: August 13, 2018, 10:40:04 AM »

I love my Avets but there are a couple design flaws I would change. The handle knob I always swap out to a round jigging knob (I wish taking off the stock knob were easier, I've gotten Alan to zap them off the last 2 I purchased), the clicker (which I never use) is just pathetic, but most of all the MC switch is a bit hard to adjust on the water due to it's low profile and polished finish. I've noticed a couple of pics out on the web of home cooked knobs and the web sources didn't go into too much detail, but I was wondering if anybody here had a line on something better. (or a tutorial on something equal)



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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2018, 10:48:21 AM »

I make an adjustable mag kit.  $30 for the kit or $55 installed.



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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2018, 02:31:30 PM »

I make an adjustable mag kit.  $30 for the kit or $55 installed.





Is that a mag kit for a non-MC Avet?
I'm only looking to replace the control knob only as my unit has the MC cast magnet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2018, 03:01:43 PM »

This kit does not replace or add to the MC version, it would be installed on a non-MC version.
I can probably adapt one of my knobs to the MC version you have though.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 10:51:06 PM »

This kit does not replace or add to the MC version, it would be installed on a non-MC version.
I can probably adapt one of my knobs to the MC version you have though.

How do I get one?
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 07:49:21 AM »

This kit does not replace or add to the MC version, it would be installed on a non-MC version.
I can probably adapt one of my knobs to the MC version you have though.

How do I get one?


I PM'd you Dave.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2019, 07:53:27 AM »

Avets have pathetic, worthless clickers!  I don't know why they even bother.  Anyone have an upgrade for them?
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2019, 08:33:19 AM »

Avets have pathetic, worthless clickers!  I don't know why they even bother.  Anyone have an upgrade for them?

Yep the clicker is weak. Avet has 2 designs (well really 3 but the first design was discontinued early on) for their click pin, The older model has 2 springs and the newer has one. The only way I think you can make the clicker louder is to replace those springs with stiffer ones. I don't know if the newer design with one spring will work on the older models or if that spring is any stiffer. Maybe call AVET to see if the newer springs are in fact stiffer. If so maybe you could order a set and see it that makes the clicker any louder?

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« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2019, 09:31:00 AM »

The clicker on my newly acquired HXJ Raptor is usable. Better than the clickers I've seen on some other Avet models.
 
  I would however like it louder. I did notice it is noticeably louder when cranking vs in free spool. I'm thinking a double pin & spring might work.
  
  First improvement I made was to get rid of the magnet in the MC.  I dont need a computer to back up or park my truck & in the past 35 years I've never desired help with basic casting.

 The magic cast made the reel almost unusable for me.

  With that said, for my fishing needs I absolutely love this reel. This is a reel I've been looking for. Fantastic heavy reel for the rivers I fish.. Jeff

 
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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2019, 08:41:33 PM »

Sorry trn,

This post kind of went sideways and I may be to blame for that.

The single spring on the Avet HX reels and down through lower models is due to the MC style reels. The MC needs room and any reel with MC has to have a single spring to fit inside the side plate.

My point is, is that a single spring may be stiffer than on the reels that offer MC than the non MC reels? If so getting a set of springs may in fact make the clicker louder. If in fact the single spring is made out of heavier/ thicker gauge wire than the non MC reels, then there should be a differance

Double pins and double clickers?? How will that ever fit?

Maybe someone has better incite than me and that is cool and I would love to hear how that would work. I would love to see their mods with such things.

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2019, 09:07:49 PM »

 No double clicker.  Meant adding another pin for a double spring set up. I was thinking out loud. A stronger or double spring spring arrangement could / might work with the single pin. 
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« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2019, 04:09:39 AM »

Anything simple would be worth a try. Iím thinking the clicker is strong enough and an additional spring might not do it. Maybe a little longer tongue might do it, but Iím just guessing.

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