Avet HXW Raptor Vs. EXW30

Customers sometimes ask us to explain the difference between the old school 30 size game reel Avet EXW30 and the new breed HXW Raptor.

Now, when I say “old school EXW30” that’s not really the case either because Avet has whacked a twin drag system into this 30 size reel, making it a 30 with the capabilities of a 50 size. Except for the line capacity, so braid backing is a must. I have spooled mine with 750m of Tasline 80lb hollow and top shotted with 180m of 24kg mono, giving me a total of 930m, making this a very capable 24kg reel in every sense and a pleasure to fish at only 1389 grams.

But there’s another Avet that is a very unique animal, the twin drag HXW Raptor, featuring even more drag of up to 50lb and a very light 907 grams.

So here is how they stack up next to each other:

Avet HXW Raptor and EXW30

So whilst the EXW30 is a more traditional, heavier built trolling reel with some more line capacity, the HXW Raptor actually packs more punch in a much lighter package and if backed with braid it is a serious contender for serious fish like this 308lb Yellowfin Tuna, which was caught on the narrower HX Raptor.

So there’s some food for thought.