The spool on the Tern is very lightweight, and a result, can appear to have "worse" free spool with no line on the reel. There is not a lot of weight to keep momentum once the spool starts spinning. Once you line it up and start casting, you should notice superior free spool performance. If you have any questions or want me to go into more detail, please shoot me a message and I would be happy to help more.
I apologize for missing your previous posts. We have not shipped any lefties yet. We have been totally overwhelmed by orders throughout this process, but have added machinery to help us pump out the Tern reels in less time. The lefties are scheduled next, after we do the low gear models. As a lefty, I am bummed out it has taken us so long, and totally understand your frustration. However, rest assured, these reels will be well worth the wait.
Are the weights of the terns available now? Specifically the high speed configurations.
Did you get a chance to check the status???
Yes, check out the webpage: https://www.accuratefishing.com/tern/
I checked with our production manager today. We do not have an exact ETA, but are doing our best to get the black 500X reels to J&H in the next few weeks.
I understand everyone's frustration with the delays, but we can only make the reels so fast. We make them individually in our factory in Corona, CA as a result it can take a while! We have been fortunately bombarded with orders and are doing our best to get these out the door! We are actually ahead of our end of year shipping targets, but our actual orders are over double what we expected. If anyone would like to come to the factory for a tour to see how we take the time to make the best reels we can, give us a call, we would love to show you around!
I learned my lesson too and season has ended...christmas season is over....a promise has been broken not only once but several times....sad but unfortunately had to cancel my pre order @ J&H....so if the name of the the game now is just to keep waiting then....il just be happy now to wait instead for the release of the New SEIGLER SGN Star Drag with LIFETIME WARRANTY:Thank you. Seasons over after tonight's trip. Would've never thought I would have to wait till April to put it to use. Lesson learned.
No updates on the black 500X reels. They are not a stock color so they are a special order. We have shipped many 300 and 400 black reels, and the 500 size shouldn't be too far behind!