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Old 02-20-2011, 01:48 PM
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As some of you guys know or have read, I am lloking to buy a reel. I am more leaning towards the accurate bx2 400 or bx2 500. All i need to know is how many yards of 65 pound braid each one will hold. This is all and I will post a thread later on my decision on which reel.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:51 PM
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Don't know about the 65 lb. but Accurate claims 550 yds of 50 lb for the bx400 and 650 yds of 50 lb braid for the bx500.
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:09 PM
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Don't know about the 65 lb. but Accurate claims 550 yds of 50 lb for the bx400 and 650 yds of 50 lb braid for the bx500.

That is a ton of line. Don't these reels have 55lb+ dual drag systems? Seems like a very robust and overbuilt piece of equipment.
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I have the BX500 Extreme, I have it loaded with 65lb Power Pro. I'm not sure about the exact amount of line it holds (which makes my reply just about useless) But it is a Shitload of line. I use it for Tilefishing and on deepwater wrecks. Matched up with a St Croix Triumph rod, It's an awesome setup. I use it for Blue sharks when I feel like screwing around. Lots of fun!
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Now which one do you guys recommend?
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Bottom line, if you're fishing big and deep,go the 500
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Since your son will probably have to work his butt off to buy this, he should go with the 500 as previously mentioned, more versatile so he won't have to spring for a larger reel next year. This should hold him over for some time.
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Hey guys, thanks a lot for the help. My son decided to go with... the accurate bx2-500. He read every single post 20 times and spent hours researching these reels. After days of pondering he said that it was the reel for him and it seems like it is very versitile. Thanks for all the help in this long search for the perfect reel.
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Thanks for the help for all the help with the reel. Now, of course you need to match it with a rod. I was thinking more of a jigging rod such as a Shimano Trevala, Shimano Terez, OTI G3, or a Star Stellar Lite jigging rod. Tell me your thoughts? Good rods, which one if so, a different rod. This is a whole new search.
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Great choice! Now, on to the rod???
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If it were me I would be marrying that accurate with a shimano terez rod. I like the trevala in most situations, except on prolonged fights like with tuna. I find the fore grip to small as I want to reach higher up on the rod blank.
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I have OTI G2 300g and they are nice rods. In general OTIs have much more backbone than Trevalas, which are overrated in terms of their line / lure ratings. (My 300g OTI does pretty well as an all around rod for everything from sea bass to one shark that was over 100 lb and a 95 lb bluefin...it could probably handle a little larger fish.) I don't know anything about the Terez, but I assume they're beefier than the Trevalas...otherwise what's the point.

In general though... for jigging, using lots of lead, or fighting larger fish a shorter rod gives you more leverage and is less tiring to work. A longer rod improves casting distance and keeping the line away from the boat. A 6 ft rod tends to be a decent compromise, but if you're going for leverage (jigging, bottom fishing, etc) try to get closer to 5 ft. Casting isn't one of the Accurates' strong points anyway.
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