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ICAST 2017 Coverage



Accurate Introduces New Valiant BV-600 Sized Lever Drag Reels


Date: 7/12/17
Location: Orlando, FL
Admission: Buyers & Press Only
Manufacturer: 13 Fishing
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Just about all the reel manufactures have their own saltwater big game reels but when it comes to compact reels designed to take on big fish the first company that always comes to my mind is Accurate. They have the formula down, and their Boss reels are the stuff of charter and commercial fishing legend. This year the team at Accurate introduced a new BV-600 size lever drag reel under their Valiant Series.


Small reel big power, the BV-600 continues the Accurate tradition

Still the Boss: Accurate Fishing has built its reputation on making saltwater reels that are smaller and lighter than others in their class, yet capable of taking on surprisingly large, hard-fighting game fish. The latest additions to the company’s popular Valiant series – the new BV-600-sized lever drag reels – are no exception. Designed to accommodate 60- to 80-pound braided line, these compact powerhouses have what it takes to land some of the toughest pelagic predators off the East, West and Gulf Coasts.


There are a total of 4 new reels, and both standard and narrow versions

Like all Accurate Valiant lever drag reels, the new BV-600-sized models incorporate design innovations that are designed to maximize strength, rigidity and durability, while minimizing reel size and weight. The latest additions include BV-600 (standard) and BV-600N (narrow) single-speed reels, as well as BV2-600 (standard) and BV2-600N (narrow) two-speeds – all combining superior strength, rigidity and durability with plenty of smoothness and fish-fighting power.


The side features a unique machined pattern that really stands out from the rest of the Accurate line

Each BV-600-sized model boasts a compact yet very rugged 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame, uniquely curved to deliver the structural integrity of a reel twice its size. The non-flexing frame and side plates, while thinner than those of ordinary lever drag reels, are designed to enable Accurate’s Valiant models to withstand higher levels of stress and torque. Protected by this high-strength, corrosion-resistant exterior is Accurate’s patented TwinDrag® system – engineered to deliver up to 32 pounds of pressure for putting the brakes on big, determined adversaries. Precision-cut stainless steel gears mesh perfectly together so you can turn and gain on the most stubborn game fish, while seven shielded/sealed Class 5 ABEX bearings and one ARB bearing ensure smooth, reliable operation.


The reel is available in both single and dual speed models

Anglers can choose from a variety of Accurate Valiant BV-600-sized models to suit their individual requirements and preferences. Those in the market for a single-speed lever drag reel can opt for a BV-600 or BV-600N. Accurate’s BV-600 holds 425 yards of 80-pound braided line, while the BV-600N holds 500 yards of 65-pound-test braid. Both models are offered with either a 4:1 gear ratio for greater cranking power, or a 6:1 retrieve that rips in an impressive 53 inches of line with each complete turn of the handle.


A lever drag makes it easy to engage the drag on the fly

Anglers that prefer a two-speed can choose either the BV2-600 or BV2-600N. Both models allow you to switch back and forth easily between a high-speed 5:1 retrieve and a winch-like 2.2:1 gear ratio with the simple touch of a button. Additional Valiant reel features include Accurate’s “power handle,” for comfortable, effective cranking even under wet and slimy conditions, plus a new easy-find “Cam Stop” with a secure indent in the drag cam that prevents the angler from going too far into full drag during the heat of battle.


Ben Secrest shows us the brand new powerhouse BV-600 sized single and dual speed reels

The new Accurate Valiant BV-600-sized single-speed and two-speed reels are available now through authorized tackle retailers nationwide. The BV-600 Single Speed and the BV-600N Single Speed both retail for $499.95 while the BV2-600 Two-Speed and BV2-600N Two-Speed reels will both cost a hundred dollars more at $599.95 each. Small reel, light line, big fish… somehow it all just seems to add up with Accurate.









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