We have freshwater reels bigger
Though small this reel also has an enlarged gear shaft for increased torque and
a larger anti reverse bearing for solid stopping power. Like other Boss Extreme
reels the new BX2-500N has unhindered free spool at every drag setting making it
possible to cast lures of a wide range in weight quite far. Each reel is laser
imaged with a serialized I.D. number and the reels will retail for $589.99 per
copy and come backed with a one year warranty.
Don't let the small size fool you,
this machined reel is designed with all the popular Boss Extreme features
Accurate New Xnergy Rods: Keeping in line
with the strategy for introducing light but powerful tackle to target big fish
the company also showcased three new Xnergy series rods designed for tossing
live bait and iron for albacore. These rods are constructed out of a six ply
graphite glass material that delivers both strength and sensitivity while
featuring a reduced diameter helping make the rod lighter overall.
The three new Xnergy rods are
designed for West Coast Anglers to target tuna
There are three new rods, the J7920 is rated
medium which is designed to throw light irons or even swimbaits for smaller
schoolie albies. The J7930 is medium heavy rod is designed to target bigger
albacore and even smaller yellowfin tuna. Then there is the bad boy, the J7940
which is rated heavy and can handle bigger yellowfin and even the occasional
bluefin. These rods are extremely light, comfortable in hand, and yet are still
powerful. They are becoming available now and will retail for $249 to $265
depending on model.
The lighter J7920 features a cork
handle while the J7930 and J7940 feature hypalon handles
Halco: On top of the Accurate reels and
rods on display a familiar lure brand was also highlighted in the company's
booth, Halco Tackle. Halco is an Australian lure company that is famous for high
quality plastic and wooden lures designed for big game species.
The Halco Roosta Poppers feature a
wide head design that transfers to a widened tail end creating a popper which is
ideal for a straight fast retrieve or a stop and start bloop with exceptional
Halco is actually Australia's biggest lure
manufacturer and is also parent company to RMG and Tilsan lures, and now exports
lures to over 70 countries. Ben was excited to tell us that for the U.S. market
these high quality lures will be now exclusively distributed by Accurate.
The Halco GT Jig is designed for
jigging and trolling for big game
Like Accurate reels Halco owns and controls their
own manufacturing so they are able to tightly control the quality of their
offerings. The owners and managers at Halco are all passionate fishermen who
enjoy putting their creations to the test, just like the team at Accurate.
Ben shows us the new rod designed
for California Tuna fishermen and the Halco lures which Accurate will now
Conclusion: As usual an exciting year for
Accurate, and one that focuses on bringing out small reels that still pack a
massive punch when it comes to taking on world class fish. The partnership with
Halco makes a lot of sense as both companies share a passion for designing and
building tackle that can stand up to big top of the food chain species. The new
BX2 narrow reel looked fantastic and when it comes to refinement the machining
on this reel is downright spectacular. So small and powerful are these new reels
that we asked Ben if Accurate would consider building levelwind version for
freshwater big bait anglers in the future. Ben just smiled and said "were
working on it."