Accurate's First Star Drag
Reel - The Tern
||Buyers & Press
Introduction: Accurate pretty much built their entire brand on lever drag
reels that are capable to tangling with the toughest fish in the world. These
reels are designed to be strong, durable, and yet lighter and more compact than
competing reels in the same class. This year the company expanded their lineup
with a star drag reel called the Tern.
The Tern is Accurate's first star
Tern it up: Accurate Fishing has built its reputation on building
lever drag reels that are incredibly strong, rigid and durable, yet lighter and
more compact than any others in their class. Now, with the introduction of the
new “Tern,” Accurate offers that same kind of quality and performance in a star
The Tern is a compact series of
You know when Accurate builds
a reel they are going to make it a tank. The Tern builds on the same technology
and design that makes Accurate’s lever drag reels so popular. For starters it is
the first star drag reel to feature Accurate’s patent-pending TwinStarDrag which
delivers plenty of pressure for fish-fighting smoothness and is designed to be
reliable season after season.
The Tern makes use of the
company's patent pending TwinStarDrag system
This drag features one washer
on each side of the gear with friction plates, instead of a stack of washers on
one side, the Tern delivers an ultra-smooth payout of drag with every click of
the ergonomically designed star. This precise micro-click star drag system is
also designed to make it quick and easy to select the exact amount of pressure
needed during battle.
Notice the attractive machine
marks on the Tern 300
Accurate will offer the Tern
in three different sizes (300, 400 and 500 sized reels), and anglers can choose
from models with either a speedy 6:1 retrieve or a more powerful 4.7:1 gear
ratio to suit their needs and preferences.
The handle on this reel is a
billet aluminum power knob
Every Tern reel features
Accurate’s advanced CVX technology, which allows for a lightweight frame that is
designed to incredibly strong and rigid and also includes a light and a
specially designed spool that is balanced for improved castability.
Every Tern reel is made in the USA
The Tern is
constructed out of durable corrosion resistant 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum
so that it is not only very rigid but able to stand up to the harsh marine
environments. The Tern’s rugged exterior houses six stainless steel ball bearing
for smooth, reliable operation, Accurate’s exclusive stainless steel
anti-reverse bearing, and 17-4 heat-treated stainless steel gears for a ton of
Thanks to Ryan Escutia for showing
us the new Tern
features an attractive machined look and the details on this reel are quite
refined. Even the power knob is crafted out of billet aluminum. Like other
Accurate reels the Tern is made in the company’s own machining facility right
here in the USA. The Tern TX-300 will retail for an aggressive price of $279
dollars and each of the larger sizes comes at only a ten dollar premium each.
Accurate’s first start drag reel looks like a good one and comes with a frame
and drag that offer angler both refinement and power, all in a compact package.