Valiant Magged

Discussion in 'Accurate Fishing Reels Support Forum' started by Tom Solanto, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Tom Solanto

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    Hi, I just picked up the new Valiant 300 and was wondering if anyone has tried adding magnetic braking? If so what did you do and how did it work out?
     
  2. Bill Wells

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    Hi Tom,
    My first correspondence on social media, and it is about fishing.
    Anyway, I was wondering the same. After opening the reel up, I think it would be very difficult.
    May I suggest you try casting with Power Pro Hollow Ace line.
    I had great trouble with casting conventional reels, so I went with Avets with their MC cast control.
    I bought a Valiant to play with, but just got frustration.
    Then I tried PP Hollow Ace 100 lb on the reel.
    Wow, just a soft cast gets 50 yards easy with a Tady 45 (3 oz), UC Tilefish Jr (7'6", 25-40Lb), and rarely a backlash; when backlashes occurred, they came out easy.
    Similar results with 60 Hollow Ace, but more back lashes.
    Easy on the thumb too.
    Have not tried 80 lb yet.
    An idea would be to stack the Hollow Core on top of 50 pound braid.
    Hollow Core is nice, but it is expensive, and you do not need 100 pound on the Valiant 300.
    I am recently retired, and have just started casting at Kapiolani Park for practice in anticipation of a Long Range trip out of San Diego.
    A more experience caster may have other thoughts, and should get much better results.
    Hope this helps,
    Bill
     
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    With the twin drag you'd probably have issues getting a magnet close enough to the spool to affect it. Mines loaded with 50# Maxcuatro and I don't have any issues with casting a bait. I don't use it for iron, just live bait and vertical jigging.
     
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    he small accurates are on my wish list of reels to try and mag . I have yet to hear any one else do one . IMHO the biggest hurdle to overcome is the twin drag system . How do you get a magnet in there that doesn't rub against the drag plate . Does any one know if the pricing on the factory reel is more now that they have added the casting control (which is nothing more than a friction brake against the left hand drag plate) .
     
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    the cast control feature for an Accurate reel has been around for a long time
     
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    The BV-300C (which is the clicker version) retails for $419, while the original BV-300 (without clicker) retails for $399.
     
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    I thought the "c" was clicker model?
     
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    You are absolutely right, I misread the question and then decided to type incorrectly as well, my bad!
     
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    Right now the cast control BV-300 is not in stock at any US dealers, but either talk to your local dealer or give us a call directly and we will get you set up!
     
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    Good point thanks for bringing that up.
    Walt
     
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    Actually the Cast Control has no effect on the drag plate. It works by contacting the spool shaft, not the drag plate.
     
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    Hmm. Can anyone explain how "contacting the spool shaft" results in cast control? The spool revolves around the shaft and it's not clear how doing anything to the shaft will affect how the spool revolves around it.
     
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    Cast control fro BV300

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