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Thread: is this Accurate?
Feb-20-2012, 07:56 PM #31
hehe, yeah, huh?, David
actually, none of the fish i saw turn THOSE reels knucklebuster
two were supers
i had to hand it to them
they were ON
Feb-20-2012, 07:57 PM #32
Where were you fishing (I guess "what trip" is what I'm asking) and what BX reel were you using to target tuna when there were 265lb yft in the mix? Or did she just come through the spread as a totally different class of fish than everyone else?
I'm specifically considering the reels for Guadalupe and Alijos trips in the 5-8 day range. BX2-600 and 500 models. If I can ever get the time off to go 10+ to chase cows, then I'd probably pick up ATDs and leave the small stuff in the rack.
Feb-20-2012, 07:59 PM #33
Feb-20-2012, 08:21 PM #34
Realy Guys! twin drags.. For what ? An extra set of carbon and bs plate's for an extra 200 to 300 bucks. Buy two okumas or two avets for the price of one unfinished accurate ever notice all accurates look new . All the time they are the precious!!!!!DISCLAIMER: All information posted by me anywhere on the internet is purely for entertainment purposes. Information in my postings cannot be relied upon as, nor considered, factual.
Feb-20-2012, 08:27 PM #35
Jack would have never auth-ed building the latest garbage - sad. Still have a full quiver of original atds and 197's, 270's, 870's, 665's - looking for a change if jacks kids stay involved in future design.
Feb-20-2012, 08:31 PM #36
Feb-20-2012, 08:34 PM #37
Avet JX Raptor: $559
Accurate BX2-600: $599
Is there a comparable two-speed Mak or Avet in this class that is really $200 less expensive? Please let me know because I'm actively shopping.
Feb-20-2012, 08:36 PM #38
This is gonna be the long-term deal maker or breaker for me (and I plan on fishing and buying gear for a long, long time).
I bought three brand new Accurates (400, 500, 600 BX2s) a little over a year-and-a-half ago. So far, no problems. Just the opposite. I absolutely love the reels and they have proven to be everything Accurate claims they are. NB: I fish them in their proper range (12-18lb of drag @ strike). I would not trade them for any reel on the market.
However, I would very much like to have them dawggies. [I recently added the DC dog to my TN20 and feel much more secure hanging YT on the surface plug.]
So, if there is a reasonably priced upgrade, I'll be an Accurate customer and happily pimp for their fine product and great service for the foreseeable future.
On the other hand, if there is no reasonable way to upgrade my present collection of $600 reels (e.g., if I have to replace the reels, or pay through the nose [$100+] to get the dogs), then I will wait until I have a single failure, dump the reels on E-bay, and buy elsewhere. Simple issue of customer satisfaction, along with an increasing variety of quality choices out in the market-place.
BTW, I don't feel this way about every upgrade. Sometimes the 'We-made-the-reel-better-so-now-you've-gotta-buy-a-new-one' approach is totally legit. This is particularly the case when new technology is introduced: aluminum reels, anti-reverse bearings, two speeds, twin drags, etc. Many of us have been around for all those evolutionary stages in the industry. And in those cases they could not have 'got it right the first time.' So, it's time to dump the old and buy the new (like when I traded out my TLD 30II for a little aluminum two-speed to fish 50lb).
Then there are borderline cases: (1) the new TNa, (2) the Boss Extreme series. Could they have got those right the first time? Maybe.
In the case of the dogs, however, we're not talking new technology but, rather, something that should have been included in the first place. So those who have invested in Accurates should not have to buy a new reel—or pay bank—to get the upgrade.
Just one man's two cents. Take it or dump it.
Be assured ACCURATE: I REALLY dig your product. As Nick (crew) on the RR3 said, when I was getting dragged around the boat w/my BX2 400 by the fish in the avatar: "Well, you sure got the right gear on the right fish."
Feb-20-2012, 09:23 PM #39
the reels are perfect for fish to 130 all day and night. IMO.
we were fishing the lower banks 2 years ago,(11 dayer nov 13-24) and i was snake bit bad. the bite went from 25 fish the first day to 10 the 2nd and 3 the 3rd. it was the 4th day and we had only seen a few boils and no biters. there were probably 7 people fishing and it was quiet.
i was fishing the light gear with 100lb because i was tired of holding my atd 30 with the 2x4 for 3 days for no love. at that point i figured, screw it, im probably gonna not get bit. little did i know 2 weeks later the world record was going to be caught in the same spot..
i got bit when i least expected it, and it was a good one. ripped off 80 % of my line in 2 minutes. i was on the deck with maximum bend in my rod to stop the fish.
long story short, i had wahoodad at my side coaching me to victory. this was my biggest fish and still is. it was my 3rd cow. now i have 6.
i fished the bx at clarion this year, and handed off a 160ish fish with it. i felt a little sorry for the guy, but it held up and worked great.
like i said before, i havent found a thing i dont like about the reel other than the faulty bearing.(on BIG tuna mainly)
i love the atd 12 for cows and some will say it dosent have the capacity for those fish. its all how you fish.
Feb-20-2012, 09:50 PM #40
When you decide to dump your accurates I will give you the same exchange rate as the fish for cans and I'll even throw in a .23 popper to sweeten the deal
One reel for a 5 oz can plus a popper........sounds like a deal to me"Jimal"
" Hook em and Cook em...........Death from Above."
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