Braid:Proven ways to attach braid to your spool

The fruits of the labor. Braid slippage means less reds landed and less table fare. Recently I was on a fishing trip here in southern California out of Long Beach on the sportfishing boat "Tornado" in a wide open rock fish bite. I was using a jig bouncing it on the bottom in 170 feet of water with my trusty BV-300 with 30lb braid and a fast taper rod to drive the hook home. The fish were cracking the jig...

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Easy Reel Maintenance To Prolong The Life Of Your Reel

In this blog we will outline the proper way to care for your reels after your trips during the season. We receive several calls a week on the proper maintenance of reels after daily use. We will outline what we suggest that we have learned over the years. It does not take long to go through a maintenance check list on your reels after a full day or multi days use on the boat. These steps will help prolong...

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How to Stack Braid and Why?

With the introduction of braid by Russ Izor in the 80's, fishing as we know it changed drastically. With the diameter of the braided line being reduced significantly, many anglers started to realize the larger reels of yesteryear could either hold a ton of braid, or they could start looking for alternative reels to fish. Once braid was accepted by a few peer group leaders its popularity with the west coast anglers surged, sparking reel manufacturers to design smaller...

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The Right Reel for the Job.

Fishing in the last ten to fifteen years has evolved by leaps and bounds from where it once was with big reels and monofilament line that was the go to set up. Todays tackle with the adoption of braided lines has taken what we perceived as a necessary outfit and made them obsolete. Smaller reels have been redesigned bringing their features like gears, TwinDrag®, 2-speed mechanism, cranking power, decreased weight, and with braided line capacities, the ability to fight...

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Know your Knots: Key to catching fish

The right Knots help land fish of a lifetime. This 256 lb yellowfin is the perfect example for Team Accurate. The attention to detail in daily life helps all of us moving forward to succeed in obstacles we face everyday. The whole adventure of fishing is based on some details that once summed up can lead to successfully landing fish or losing a fish of a lifetime. One extremely important part of everyday fishing is being able to tie knots that...

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WITH A VALIANT EFFORT COMES BIG TIME RESULTS by Gary Graham

Sometimes a little inside knowledge helps The largest tuna weighed 424.6 pounds, topping the current IGFA record of 385-pounds, 12 ounces by a click less than 40 pounds flanked by Tony Winkler and angler Jorge Lazo. When commercial fishermen on the Agua Verde lost a cow-sized tuna at Isla Santa Catalan near Loreto and spotted others crashing at dusk on Jan. 5, they shared the knowledge – resulting in a valiant angling effort and a pending IGFA record.   Robert Ross, an American...

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The Mechanics of a Good Drag

One of the most important features on a reel is the drag which gives you the ability to regulate the amount of line coming off the reel and at what speed. Being a reel manufacturer we have studied reel drags from the very beginning of our journey to build the revolutionary Accurate TwinDrag® reels . Hardy Bros LTD. Star drags In the beginning it was not so easy as there was basically one type of drag on the market in the...

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The New Accurate BV2-800/800N lever drag reels are here for Black Friday Release

Accurate Fishing has introduced new BV2-800 and BV2-800N two-speed lever drag reels to its popular Valiant series. Built for offshore trolling and live-bait fishing with 80-pound-test braid, both reels boast the rugged construction and raw power needed to take on tuna, striped marlin, sailfish and other hard-fighting pelagic predators. Like all Accurate Valiant reels, the new models incorporate design innovations that make them incredibly strong, rigid and durable, yet lighter and more compact than any other reels in their...

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2017 Los Cabo Tuna Tournament: Came to Play

That smile tells it all. Nothing like getting the monkey off your back right out of the gates. It was the second and last day of the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot. I had stopped Vaquera on the outer Gorda Bank to make our second drift chunking Humbolt squid. Making my way to the bow I pitched out a chunk Diego had pinned on for me. Away went the squid along with my 100 lb test Momoi Hi-Catch top shot into...

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The Coming of Braid.

A 30 lb Mono reel set up and the current 30 lb braid set up. What a difference. During the late 80's and early 90's a west coast fisherman named Russ Izor who later developed a company called Izorline found some of the first Spectra Fiber lines introduced and told us that fishing as we know it would change in years to come. Man was Russ right. Once Spectra was adopted by fishermen the whole tackle setup, both rod and...

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