2008 ICAST Coverage
Smaller 2 Speed Extreme Reels and Xnergy Rods
Introduction: Survey the top saltwater guides and many will tell you that
when it comes to hardcore saltwater tackle nobody does it better than Accurate.
This ICAST Accurate introduced their new Boss Extreme 2 Speed reels and Xnergy
progressive taper rods.
Ben Secrest, Accurate's VP of
Marketing and Ben Jr. show us the new B2 Extreme reels
Ben Secrest, Accurate's VP of Marketing, showed us
the latest Accurate offering which is the new heavy duty yet surprisingly small
and light 2 Speed Boss Extreme reels. The new B2-30 and B2-50 are designed
specifically for anglers looking for a lot of reel in a small footprint.
The B2-30 is a tiny yet powerful
two speed reel that is great for superlines
At shows and through existing
customer feedback that anglers were becoming more and more interested in landing
big fish with smaller reels. It is this trend that created the idea for the
B2-30 and B2-50. Accurate spent countless hours in the shop and on the water in
the design phase of the Boss Extreme 2 Speed reels.
Accurate offers power knob handles
in multiple anodized colors
Accurate started with all the
standard features that make the brand so renowned, including patented Accurate
TwinDrag, Stainless Steel hears, AccuCast casting system, Class 5 ABEC bearings,
and a body made out of 6061 T-6 aircraft aluminum for added strength and weight
The B2 Extreme reels have a super
sized spool shaft and stainless steel gearing
At the core of the reel is a major
upgrade over previous Accurate reels of similar sizes. This is the hardened 1-4
spool shaft for increased strength and pulling power. This oversized 17-4
stainless steel gear system gives the angler the ability to take an extra crank
at even the most critical stage in the battle.
Accurate reels are clean and
elegant in design
With 30 pounds of drag and
standard harness lugs these reels are ready to do battle right out of the box.
The B2 Extremes also have an oversized reel clamp with beefier studs for a solid
connection to the rod. For anglers that do not use harness lugs Accurate has
designed replacement harness lug blanks for a cleaner more sleek look.
The B2 Extreme reels feature
The new B2 Extreme reels are
available now and the B2-30 will retail for $629 dollars and the B2-50 will cost
20 dollars more. There are a number of accessories available including anodized
2 bearing power knobs and platinum power handles designed for increased comfort
and a sure grip for battling the big ones.
The new B2 reels feature Accurate
TwinDrag, Stainless Steel Gears, Class 5 ABEC bearings, and 6061 T-6 aircraft
machined aluminum frame
Accurate also proved at
ICAST that the company isn't just about reels either as they rolled out their
new line of "Xnergy" saltwater rods.
The Accurate Xnergy rods are constructed out of six-ply graphite
glass material that gives the angler both sensitivity and strength while
offering a reduced diameter rod that is extremely light. There are three classes
of rods that include Boss Series of conventional rods in 6’6” and 7’ lengths,
Boss jig rods in both conventional and spinning, and a line of SR Spinning rods
is designed with the SR12, SR-20, and SR30 in mind.
Accurate makes rods too?
Accurate Xnergy rods feature what Accurate calls "Floating Fulcrum Design" a
progressive taper with a fast to slower action that is optimized suited for use
with braided lines but will also work well with monofilament lines. The harder
you pull on these rods, the less stress that is put on the angler, which equates
to more pressure on the fish.
Ben shows us the impressive
floating fulcrum design in the new Xnergy rods
While most anglers know
Accurate for their big game reels the company is now proving that you don't need
big reel to catch big fish. The new B2-30 and B2-50 make use of premium
materials and a massive hardened 17-4 stainless steel gear system for more fish
fighting power, all in a remarkably small frame. With the introduction of the
company's own line of Xnergy rods anglers can now put together a complete
Accurate branded package for tackling fish at the top of the food chain.