Tern 300 Review

Accurate Fishing Reels

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  • Sep 18, 2012
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    Al
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    Whatever I can get on
    The ability to produce 30# of drag is not the main issue here. The real issue is,,,, does the product meet the claims of the manufacture or not. If Accurate had indicated 23 lbs of max drag this thread would never have survived. Have seen exactly 2 posts where anglers actually took objective max drag measurements with a scale. Both maxed out in the 23-25lb range. All the rest have been subjective opinion. This does not prove that the 30 lb specification can not be obtained with a reasonable break in. As the drag material needs compression and wear in to ensure full contact with the metal friction surfaces. The Accurate response has ensured the drag spec has been verified during initial testing. Regarding the 30 lb specification, believe me 30lb is a ton of drag which for all intended purposes you will never need or want with the targets intended for that reel. Would not recommend letting this issue sway a purchase decision. That reel is a tank and one heck of a bang for the buck.

    Walt
    Well put Walt
     
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    SoCalEDC

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  • Apr 9, 2019
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    Ordered a tx-300x for SPJ and cant wait to get my hands on it. Ive got a spool of 30# jbraid ready to go, hoping it isnt too little line to fill it. Thanks for the review.

    RE: To those commenting about the drag, its possible that the drag testing was done with a less than full spool. As the spool fills the lever arm where the line pulls off is longer (i.e. a full spool may be 2 1/4" dia. which would create a 1.125" lever vs an empty spool that is 1/2" dia. yielding a .25" lever) and therefore requires less force to pull line than when its nearly empty and the lever arm is much shorter.
     
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    benwah22

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    Benny Ortiz
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    Ordered a tx-300x for SPJ and cant wait to get my hands on it. Ive got a spool of 30# jbraid ready to go, hoping it isnt too little line to fill it. Thanks for the review.

    RE: To those commenting about the drag, its possible that the drag testing was done with a less than full spool. As the spool fills the lever arm where the line pulls off is longer (i.e. a full spool may be 2 1/4" dia. which would create a 1.125" lever vs an empty spool that is 1/2" dia. yielding a .25" lever) and therefore requires less force to pull line than when its nearly empty and the lever arm is much shorter.
    It'll hold about 325-350 yards of 30lb on it. Should be enough for most applications under 300ft of water.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Jul 3, 2003
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    Which means it'll take 350 yds of 50# Maxcuatro if you want to use some of that drag. I have 300 yds of 50# MC on my bv-300 with a 40# topshot and have no problem using it with 14# of drag.
     
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    JonS

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    Jun 7, 2016
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    For some of us up here in northern ca. We fish heavy main line 65-80lb main line braid and heavy 80-150 mono or fluoro leader for sturgeon and we like to fish small reels 200-300 yards of line. So we run around 18-25lbs of drag and we like the reel to still be able to cast decently.
     
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