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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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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Looking back at Tuna Carnage on the FV Maximus. A Trip for the Ages.

Friday morning was a blurr trying to get all my stuff out the door while leaving my dog Chacho, and my wife Theresa in a nice warm bed and it was pouring buckets. Had to get myself down to Costa Mesa to pick up my fishing partner Sean "Pump" Canova as we were embarking on another PV adventure on the Maximus with Captain Keith Denette. This was our 6th or so trip on the boat and we had seen...

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East Cape comes Alive: The old Norm is back.

Jen Wren in route to the fishing grounds. The East Cape fishery has gone from zero to full throttle in a period of 10 days. It has been a tough,  for anglers but now the tide has turned and the place is hitting on all cylinders. Tuna, striped marlin, wahoo and roosterfish have all shown up in volume with an appetite.   Nice Skinny for a happy angler Our area has always had such a prolific fishery anglers have come to expect great...

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Destination: Panama. Team Accurate visits Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

Twins with the Prize. Anglers worldwide consider fishing in Panama as a bucket list entry and for those who have experienced it understand why. The journey to Panama city from Miami, Houston, or Los Angeles is a direct flight that is between 4 and 6 hours depending on the airport. The Accurate crew flew out of LAX to Panama city which took us approximately 6 hours flight time and with our host Shane Jarvis of Panama Sport fish Island Lodge...

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Destination Fish, Los Brailles East Cape Mexico

Beginning of a new day on the east Cape. Looking for the whole package, relaxing down time, great inshore and offshore fishing minutes from your door. You can find it in Los Brailles Mexico.  Once your feet hit the ground after your hour ride from the airport seems like time stands still. With several places to stay including Rancho Leonero which is a self-contained resort with lodging, great restaurant/bar, and the boats meet you on the beach every morning. If...

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Hunting Wahoo in the Southern California Bight.

Rob and Dallas with their payoff after five weekends and 110 miles of trolling. The 2015 saltwater fishing season brought southern California an abundance of exotics never seen in local waters. The first push of gamefish were Yellowtail that bit through the holidays and are still biting in a lot of inshore haunts. They were followed by mass numbers of Bluefin that ranged from schoolies in the 20 to 40 lb range, to bigger models in excess of 200 lbs....

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Conservation through Fishing: Future of the Sport

Marlin being released with a Billfish Tag Recently we put out a poll regarding how many people practice some type of catch and release ethics. The poll was created to start a dialogue with anglers to see what views they have towards self replenishment of the stocks (Catch and Release). We received some interesting replies, but the main focus was to get some type of response, which we did. We saw that the following percentages applied to a mid range...

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The Aspects of New Product Development and Time on the Water

The Twins of TwinDrag, Dave and Doug Nilsen Here at Accurate Fishing Products, being a relatively smaller company versus other reel manufacturers definitely works to our advantage in our eyes. We find that product communication with us is often direct, and the ability to get first hand knowledge in our new product development helps us put out the best possible products. Not having to work with the production off-site or be hampered with communication problems either with language, or by...

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July 2015 Accurate 5-Day Trip; American Angler

The annual Accurate sponsored 5-day trip on the American Angler started out fishing kelp patties for 20# yellowtail and school size yellowfin tuna. Day 1 finished with everyone catching near limits of both yellowtail and YFT. Day 2 was at Cedros. More 25-30# yellowtail and 5 white sea bass. Day 3 had us north of Cedros fishing in the same area as day 1. With all the passengers having as many yellowtail and YFT as they wanted, we went...

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