Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000

At the suggestion of various members and given the magazines will run a mile from criticising a piece of kit, here is your chance to tell us what you really think about a rod, reel, line, lure... keep it legal please!

Moderators: Seaniebo, corbyeire

Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000

Postby DarrenNiall » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:34 am

Seen an offer on fishingmegastore.com for Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000 at £35 and thought I’d take a punt on it, £5 postage, delivered by UPS.
Arrived and unboxed, a few plastic pieces, but the moving parts all look reasonably good quality.
Pulled it apart to check it out internally, not a bad quality for the price point, and the drag seems smooth enough, I feel it will hold up ok and I’ll get good use out of it.
Aluminium Spool with good capacity 0.45/230m, 5 Bearings, 4:1 Ratio, nearly 80cm per turn, and light enough at 560g.
Will hopefully get out soon enough and give it a go on the second rod, and report back how it holds up.
DarrenNiall
SAI Bait Ball
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Has thanked: 12 times
Have thanks: 49 times

Advertisement

Re: Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000

Postby DarrenNiall » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:36 am

Photo didn’t load when I posted.
DarrenNiall
SAI Bait Ball
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Has thanked: 12 times
Have thanks: 49 times

Re: Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000

Postby Rod Tips » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:22 pm

Beach reel? And have you managed to try it out yet?
User avatar
Rod Tips
SAI Bait Ball
 
Posts: 170
Images: 0
Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:48 pm
Has thanked: 165 times
Have thanks: 66 times

Re: Mitchell Avocet RZ 8000

Postby DarrenNiall » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:15 pm

Rod Tips wrote:Beach reel? And have you managed to try it out yet?

Yes, beach reel, but the spool is a bit deep, so I will have to fill it with backing and get the spool fully filled for making distance. Haven’t got out to try it yet.

For this message the author DarrenNiall has received thanks:
Rod Tips (Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:37 am)
DarrenNiall
SAI Bait Ball
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:37 pm
Has thanked: 12 times
Have thanks: 49 times


Return to Tackle Reviews by Sea Anglers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests