Accurate Tern Reels Paired With Valiant Rods- A Winning Combination

Accurate Fishing has built its reputation on building lever drag reels that are incredibly strong, rigid and durable, yet lighter and more compact than any others in their class. Now, the new Accurate Tern reel offers that same kind of quality and performance in a star drag reel.

Accurate Tern Star Drag Reel Features

  • First ever TwinStarDrag® star drag
  • CVX design
  • Accurate exclusive stainless steel anti-reverse bearing
  • Made from 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum
  • 17-4 heat-treated stainless steel gears
  • Billet aluminum power knob
  • Available in 300, 400 & 500 sizes
  • Made in the USA

The Tern is unlike any other star drag reel on the market.

It’s the first to feature Accurate’s patent-pending TwinStarDrag® for unsurpassed fish-fighting smoothness, consistency and reliability. The Tern, Accurate’s first star drag offering, is perfect for anglers who want the lightest and smoothest star drag experience possible. The use of CVX technology allows for an incredibly lightweight, yet strong frame to take down the toughest game fish, while the TwinStarDrag allows for anglers to have confidence putting the pressure to the fish. By putting stainless steel and carbon fiber washers on each side of the main gear, rather than a stack of washers on one side, anglers will experience an unmatched smooth payout of drag at every click of the ergonomic star that fits perfectly in your hand.

Whether it is castability, strength, or a smooth drag that you are looking for, the Tern is the ultimate star drag experience.

Accurate TernBryan Zulka from the El Gato Dos Sportfishing has been fishing the Tern paired up on the matching Valiant rod and offers his experiences to date. “On El Gato Dos we have been using the Terns, both 400 and 500 size since they were available and they have performed flawlessly on yellowfin tuna to 65-pounds, yellowtail to 39-pounds as well as being great on rockfish. On our 9′ jig rods, the 500 size casts much farther than any other reel we previously used and is now our go to for local yellowtail on the surface iron.

Accurate TernThese reels are butter-smooth and make the ideal combo when paired with the Accurate Valiant rod. We chose the 7’6″ BV-X76MH, and loaded the reels with 65# braid to the top, which we prefer for early season rockfishing. In summer we will peel of some of the braid so we are casting and fishing mono above the braid. Another plus is that the factory rod clamp works great, even on deck hand style rods. The Valiant rods are light and we are not afraid of breaking them under the load of a large fish. These are surely to be a hit on local tuna this summer.”

“It’s hard to beat a reel that offers this kind of performance, warranty and 2-years free maintenance at a price point, around $300.00.”- Bryan Zulka

Anglers often have questions about what rod to pair with their new Valiant reel.  There is now a perfect match for each Valiant reel from size 300-600.  Fishing rod technology has evolved drastically in the past decade, but until now, there have not been many good options for anglers seeking a lightweight, yet powerful rod to match the light weight and power of their Valiant reels.

The systematic approach of building the rods to match the reels was seamless and Accurate is confident you will find a line of rods that is perfect for whatever type of hard-fighting saltwater gamefish your chasing.

Valiant Rods Feature

  • Lightweight composite construction
  • High quality tangle-free guides
  • Custom fit components to match the reels
  • 12 models designed to fit BV-300 to BV-600
  • One year warranty against material defects and craftsmanship

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