Valiant bv2-800 line and rod setup

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  1. skipjackrobert

    skipjackrobert I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Clearly biased? All these people have been helping you for the last several weeks and you call someone’s comment clearly biased? Hmmmm..
     
  2. AKSalmon

    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I hope Accurate is correct about the ARB alone being adequate. I worry that if the reel is in the rod racks for a 15 day trip that salt will get in the ARB and cause it to fail. Constant maintenance is the key, of course, but maintenance is hard while at sea -- and not everyone does it on land either. But I have to admit that an ARB anti-reverse feels fantastic. I really want to fish one of these reels.
     
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    Bill we agree with you. If you are headed out on a long range focusing on cows and you want to absolutely have the best chance and the most HD gear available then the ATD is several clicks above where the Valiant is. The Valiant is awesome! Light strong and powerful. That said it isn’t an ATD. Anglers that want to gunnel grind on a super cow or rail fish big ones all day will be better served by an ATD. That said the Valiant has proven worthy thus far. I feel if Anglers do not exceed the recommended usage of the 800-1000 they will be surprised how strong it is. We recommend them for 80 and 100.
     
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  4. AKSalmon

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    Don't worry: I have my trusty 50T spooled and ready for my 15 day in a couple weeks...
     
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    Well Said! So for me who only goes out mostly on 2-3 dayers trip 3-5 times a year the Valiant BV-2 1000 serves my purpose.....Someday if I decide to go on Long Range trip then il upgrade or add the Makaira 20/30 sea for such purpose. ATD’s as great reel as it is are just way beyond my budget.
     
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    Thats my point... prob for the next 3 years ill be maxing out trips at 6 days to as far as Guadalupe prob only 2-3 times a year. If I do a PV cow trip ill rent a 50 to use.

    I think my new fall setup is gonna be a Valiant 1000 on a custom UC Viper acid wrapped railrod. Looking at the new reelquickfishing.com reel seat locking system too.
     
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    I just put JB solid 80 on my BV2,800N,it took 380 yards and room for 80 pound Varivas top shot
     
  8. abj5150

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    To the question about the reel not having dogs: Not having redundant dogs is not anything to worry about with this reel. We use a custom stainless steel bearing in all of our Accurate reels. We have never known one to fail other than maintenance issues. We make the Dauntless series of reels which have two back up dogs for those who prefer a reel with dogs.
     
  9. Pablo2fish

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    You don't need to buy a fancy needle kit. I use a piece of wahoo wire folded in half. By folding the wire you get a blunt end to feed through the hollow core. I use a 100# hollow core topping over 80# Maxcuatro to maximize line capacity and strength. When you get past the connection between the two you can crank down the drag and really put the wood to the fish. You will need a serving tool (Bobin) for the connection where the hollow goes over the solid.
     
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    Thanks! Yes Ive decided to go with the BV-1000. Spooling it with 130lb. Any idea on its capacity of 130lb with leaving room for a 50ft top of 100lb (if i ever go longer range and use for LB)? If its under 500yds of 130 then i might but a backing of 300yds of 80lb. Gonna pair with a custom acid wrapped 7'6" Viper and itll be my heavy flatfall setup this fall for up to 3 day trips.
     
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    The reel is rated for 1000 yards of 100 pound braid. There are several variables to consider with what brand and actual diameter you are using, but mathematically you should be able to get 700 yards of 130 pound braid on the reel with no problem.
     
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    Thanks for answering this! This makes my decision to scrap the Makaira 20
    Glad I saw this thread! This answers my indecision on a Mak 16 or the BV2-800. I was thinking to pair perhaps a heavy duty UC or Seeker. Due to that reel being so light weight probably be best to purchase reel then put it on rods I’m interested to see how it feels. How many yds of 100lb JB hollow get on that reel with a spliced 7-8’ 200lb fluoro or mono top shot wind on?
     
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    Tough to say exactly. I am not entirely familiar with using JB hollow personally. You will get plenty of capacity that is for sure, but based on our 800 yards of 80 pound TUF-LINE XP rating, any good shop should be able to give you a much better idea of how much line to expect than I could.
     
  15. AKSalmon

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    With the strength (and success) of the new ARBs, is there any consideration to scrapping the mechanical dogs in the ATDs and replacing them with ARBs?
     
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    Good question, but as of right now there is no plan to redesign the ATD. The larger Valiants were not designed to replace the ATD, but to supplement, and fill a hole in the lineup of an extremely light yet powerful (emphasis on light when compared to the ATD) 80 and 100 pound reel. There are many uses we recommend the ATD for and as a result will keep it the way it is for the time being!
     
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