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March 21, 2017

Accurate Valiant Conventional Reels

by Chris Grech

Accurate has introduced new BV-500-sized single-speed and two-speed reels to its popular Valiant lever-drag series. Like all Valiant models, the latest additions incorporate design innovations that maximize strength, durability and fish-fighting power, while minimizing reel size and weight. The new Valiant lever drags include BV-500 (6:1 retrieve) and BV-500N (6:1 retrieve, narrow) single-speed reels, as well as new BV2-500 and BV2-500N two-speeds.

Every Valiant model features a compact yet rugged 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame, uniquely curved to deliver the structural integrity of a reel twice its size. While the walls are thinner than those of an ordinary lever drag, the Valiant's non-flexing frame and sideplates enable it to withstand more stress. Protected by this tough, corrosion-resistant exterior is Accurate's patented TwinDrag® system, uniquely engineered to provide ultra-smooth, consistent pressure (up to 30 pounds max. drag) for putting the brakes on big, determined game fish. Each BV model also boasts precision-cut stainless steel gears that mesh perfectly together for unsurpassed cranking power, while seven shielded and sealed Class-5 ABEC bearings and one ARB bearing ensure ultra-smooth, reliable operation.

Anglers looking for an unbeatable single-speed lever drag reel can choose between the BV-500 or the BV-500N (narrow version), both featuring a blazing 6:1 gear ratio that rips in 45.05 inches of line with each turn of the handle. The BV-500 holds 500 yards of 50-pound test braided line, while the BV-500N holds 350 yards of 50-pound test braid.

Those in the market for a best-in-class two-speed can opt for Accurate's BV2-500 or the BV2-500N (narrow) model. Both of these new Valiant two-speeds enable you to switch back and forth easily between a high-speed 6:1 retrieve and a winch-like 4:1 gear ratio with the simple touch of a button.

All Valiant BV-500-sized reels feature Accurate's comfortable "power handle," which makes it easy to gain on stubborn fish – even when conditions are wet and slimy. Each model is also equipped with a new easy-find "Cam Stop" feature – a fail-safe that prevents the angler from going too far into full drag during the heat of battle. Instead of having stops at free-spool and strike, these reels have a secure indent in the drag cam that stops the drag lever from going into full.

BV-500 Single Speed - $479.95 MSRP
BV-500N Single Speed - $479.95 MSRP
BV2-500 Two-Speed - $579.95 MSRP
BV2-500N Two-Speed - $579.95 MSRP

March 10, 2017

BAMfluoro™ Fluorocarbon Leaders

by Chris Grech

BAMfluoro™ was born with the goal of outfitting all anglers with high quality line, made right here in the USA, at competitive prices. These fluorocarbon leaders were developed by a chemical engineer who loves fishing and has years of experience in fluoropolymer processing. By nearly matching the refractive index of saltwater, the product is virtually imperceptible to fish and maintains the strength to outperform traditional leader material. Recently launched with 40lb, 80lb and 130lb test products packaged in 100ft lengths, BAMfluoro™ was an instant hit thanks to polymers that offer excellent abrasion resistance and strength along with refraction index from the sun. Basically, the line doesn't chafe and it's essentially invisible in the water.

Due to the tremendous success of these leaders, BAMfluoro™ recently added 50lb and 100lb test fluorocarbon leaders to their product stable. In addition, the company has also tested and will soon be offering 180lb and 200lb test products with additional product research and development in the works currently.

Made in Arizona, BAMfluoro™ Fluorocarbon Leaders helped catch over 100 giant tuna caught in the Outer Banks this past season which is a pretty impressive feat in itself. It's a great new product and they are even offering a 2 for 1 "Going INTO Business Sale" on their website. Check it out!

Use coupon code PV188 for an additional 10% off any purchase!!!

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