Accurate 870 good enough for Tuna?

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Was looking to purchase a Accurate 870 for Tuna and some deep sea fishing. Its this enough reel or should I step up to a 665? Any help would be great. Thanks!
 

Mots

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Plenty of reel. I used my 197 for a whole season and it held up great.
 

Marcus

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It will handle tuna up to about 80lbs. I haven't caught one that big yet but it is a tank.
 

AW1GEORGE

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Yes the B-870 should be what you are looking for , it will hold 300 yds of 30lb mono or 400 yds of 50lb briad with a top shot of your choice , with a 4.1 gear ratio or 6.1 gear ratio . If your looking for the best of both worlds I would suggest you go for the B2-870 with the same line capacity but with both a 6.1 in high and a 3.1 gear ratiion in the low poistion . If we can of any more assistance in helping you choose the right reel , call me at 1-888-222-8372 ext . 21 at the factory ( George Cardenas ) .
 
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The 870 is a great reel for tuna. I have mine loaded with 65# spectra then top shot it with 20-40# flouro. I also use it for rock cod fishing in mexico in 200' to 350' deep water.
 

Jig Stick

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Accurates are strong reels!!! On their website you can read about a 233lb YFT on a B2-870, I wouldn't fish with mine around a 200lb+ tuna but you certainly don't need to worry about their ability around San Diego.
 

ifishinxs

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Was looking to purchase a Accurate 870 for Tuna and some deep sea fishing. Its this enough reel or should I step up to a 665? Any help would be great. Thanks!
20+ lbs of drag...I'm thinking its one hell of a tuna reel...I have 4 of them! The bench mark by which all others are measured.
 

Kingfish

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Plenty of reel. I used my 197 for a whole season and it held up great.

Like Mots said, a 197 will handle anything out of S.D., unless you find a Bigeye!
 

ifishinxs

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Would any og you guys use it for chunking? It seems these reels are more for jigging?
The reel can do it all....Chunk , Jig , Bait...Makes no difference..Get the 870 in the 2 speed model and you can have your cake and eat it to.
 

Popskis

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Consider the additional investment for the B2-Two speed for $120 more then the Single speed and you'll have plenty of Reel for any Tuna you encounter up to 100#'s.

I do prefer the 870's little Bro, the B2-270. It too has 20#'s of drag in a smaller package and lighter weight. Packed with 300 yds of 60# Jerry Brown Hollow Core and a Loop to Loop of 25# to a 40# Wind-on, this is a deady outfit. Matched with a Calstar 700M rod, this set up can do it all and land the Big ones.