Yes, the low gear Tern reels will begin shipping after the TX-500X. It was always the plan to do it that way, but the high gear took us longer to build than expected. These don't show up on a pallet from overseas by the thousand, we have to build them all! Thank you all for the support and understanding through the delays. These reels are worth the wait, and we can't wait to begin shipping all models so that everyone can see for themselves.J&H said mid november for the Black 500X so i would assume low gear is behind that release. Does anyone have a pic of the black 400x and what it looks like?
I got my Tern 400 6:1 and used it this past weekend.. I love it! Feels strong pulling fish with no gear noise to talk about, and It casts beautifully. You can see the difference in a sleeved vs non sleeved reel. A friend of mine who is an excellent fisherman tried it and was ready to buy it right there. He cast it so far, that I thought he broke the jig off. The lever was a little strange engaging/disengaging, but it worked itself out by the end of the day. As far as gear noise, nothing really to talk about. All stainless gears hum a little, but nothing off putting. I might even buy another in a different configuration. I'm happy that i bought it.
if Iam looking at the schematic correctly, the drag system is like a standard stacked drag??
but still a sweet little stardrag
To totally oversimplify, it allows for more points of contact, which allows for both a smoother drag as each point has less stress, and more drag. Similar reasons for the success as our TwinDrag reels, but a different technology to accommodate a star drag system.There is a drag washer (19,20) on each side of the main drive gear(24). That is their claim to difference between normal star drags.
It's all on the same key'd shaft(26) though. So, I'm wondering how it really matters. Force is Force of Course. In the Moment, it's still a Moment.
But what do I know. They make lefty so I am still very interested.
Yes, there has been misinformation regarding the reel having "TwinDrag." It is confusing as the TwinStarDrag functions very similar to our TwinDrag, but is on both sides of the main gear rather than the spool. We have been doing our best to change this misinformation, but have not always been successful.Thanks for the schematic. It clears up some online misinformation. It does NOT have drags on each side of the spool, despite what I've read online. Neither does it have a sleeve on the spool. I'm sure it's great reel. I looks very much like an update of a classic Newell -- which is a good thing.