Valiant Bv2 800-1000?

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    Hello fellas,

    Just wondering if anyone would have any experiences to share regarding the Valiant 800-1000, good or bad? I'm looking to purchase one as a 100lb. I handled one the other day and like the weight and line capacity.

    I used the search function but didn't really find much.

    Any info would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    I will be watching this closely....I am on the fence between 800 and 1000 mostly because of the “not sure” line capacity. Need someone to tell me what they have on, not what stated on the box/reel:-)
     
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    Although I have seen some reports of big fish caught on the 1000, personally, I’m uncomfortable fishing with heavy drag with just an anti reverse bearing with no backup dogs. I’ll stick with my Makairas. I love my bv-300!
     
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    Thank you for the help.
     
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    Me too!
     
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    You can find all of the details on the entire line of Valiant reels on the website www.accuratefishing.com.
     
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    You can rest assured, if you hook onto something that breaks our ARB, redundant dogs wouldn't be able to carry the load. Our BV2-800 and BV2-1000 have proven themselves on numerous hefty cows.
     
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    Would you suggest the 800 or 1000 for flat fall duties, running 100lb braid on a UC Viper?
     
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    Breaking isn't usually the issue with ARBs, slipping is, and it's usually due to contaminants getting into the bearing. Ya know, grease is great to help preventing corrosion but not in a ARB. But i'm sure your ARBs are custom designed and are unlike any others in use. Personally, I like backup systems... there's nothing that can't fail. Being on that 'fish of a lifetime' is no time to discover that's true.
     
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    These are not reels if you are expecting a shot at a cow. They might work in a pinch, but if you are targeting cows, something like a 50T or *maybe* a 30 is a much better bet.
     
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    I fully agree with AK Salmon’s statement before my post...For now since 70% of my trip are 1-1.5 Dayers & 2-3 times 3-Day trips a year. I’m not targeting Cow but is always ready when chances strike....The Valiant Series provides the Ultralight Weight & Great Line Capacities I need on my current type of fishing..You will be Fighting the Fish and not your Tackle...

    Hence, I switched to Accurate Valiant BV2 1000, 800, 800N, 600N, and ditched for now my Mak 15Tsea, 16sea, 20sea as they are too Heavy for me, I love my Maks though..and perfect for Long Range Cow Trips!

    I suggest you grab the Accurate Valiant BV2-1000 if you are going to buy one. It can be use as 100, 80, 60 if needed to. Its what Josh at J&H Tackle called the “Unicorn” :-)...or buy BOTH instead :-)
     

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    What pound test didy end up spooling your 1000? Thanks for sharing.
     
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    The 800 is rated for 800 yards of 80# braid. The 1000 is rated for 1000 yards or 80# braid. You can use 100# on the 800 as well. Either reel can handle the duty. I would suggest, if you are able to find both in a store, take your rod in and see what feels best in your hands.
     
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    All the pertinent information is at www.accuratefishing.com the stated line capacities are correct, however there are a variety of overall line diameters among the different braid types and manufacturers.
     
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    I spooled it with 100lb test braid around 940sh...so you can spool it with 120lb test if u may and in my estimate can still get above 800sh capacity.

    Again if WEIGHT & CAPACITY is your Concern and Not Targeting Cow’s MOST of the Time, then this is your Ticket, otherwise go with ATD or MAKS but deal with the weight and maybe on cap.
     
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    I asked similar questions when they first came out and never got any information that pushed me to go buy one.

    Just ask yourself this question, what reels do you see pulling in these 2-300# pigs?
     
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    JJ, I recently bought a Valiant BV2 600 I plan to use as a 50/60 pound bait reel. Love the light weight and free spool; when my thumb is diligent, this reel out casts the similar sized Avet HX Raptor and Torque 40 N LD2. I was considering the larger Valiant (800 and 1000) for a 100 pound reel, but chose the heavier Penn International VISX 30 instead. My primary reason: the relatively high gearing in the Valiants may kill me when I have a big fish on; I am 65 with only moderate upper body strength; if you are younger with good upper body strength, this may not be a big issue. The Valiants have 2.2:1 low gear; the Penn has a 1.4:1 ratio; the Makiras also have lower gears. Just some thing to consider if you are planning on fishing for larger fish. I do really like my Valiant 600 for 50/60 pound work, so light and great free spool.
     
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    Thank you for the great info
     
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    I couldn't agree with Bill's post more myself. I picked up a BV-600N spooled with 500 yds of Toro Tamer and took it on an 8 day earlier this year. Despite bringing other equally high quality reels from other manufacturers set up in the 40-60 lb line class with me, I ended up fishing the 600N 80-90% of the time and loved it. Why? Primarily because it's so light. My Valiant was a great pleasure to fish bait for long hours at the rail plus spend two full days jigging for big yellowtail. And besides the light weight, Accurate's done a great job with the ergonomics - the reel's curves make it easy on sore hands after several days of fishing, plus the wiffleball handle is a joy to crank. I also found the new lever drag a pleasure to use.

    A great benefit in a lighter reel that I didn't recognize before using it was that it really increases its versatility. Swap out 40-60 lb top shots and you can do everything from jigging for heavy yellows at Alijos to fly lining for tuna. I did both with ease on my trip and ended up with multiple 25-35 lb yellows and bluefin to 80lbs.

    I'm posting this in a discussion about the 800-1000 series to suggest that thinking about the weight differences between the 800 and 1000 and the added weight of the longer line may influence your decision around the reel. If you're flat falling for bluefin, the 800N would have plenty of capacity and comes in at 24 ounces. And the 800 seems to have plenty of capacity even for 100lb at Guadalupe. Less line will lower the spool mass and make it easier to both jig and fly line bait. And it's light enough that you can still have a lot of fun using it for jigging / dropper loop, which is what one of the high sticks on my trip did with an 800. So I'm interested in hearing how different guys have set up and used their 800 series reels as well. With a 47/21 inch retrieve, it seems quite versatile for 60-100 lb line.

    Tight lines,

    Tom
     
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