Drag on Accurate 665

Discussion in 'Pelagics' started by tass, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. tass

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    Does anyone know how much drag the 665 has? I am looking for a new jigging reel with at least 30+ lbs of drag and I'm tired of waiting for the Hoo-X to come out.
     
  2. Ragman

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    Rick picked up the new Accurate 870 2-speed tonight and that is potentially one of the best jigging reels ever.

    It only holds 325 yards of 65# spectra, but it's bullet tough, casting control, 2 speed, and about 44#s of drag.
     

  3. tass

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    That will work
     
  4. DeepBlueGulf

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    I saw a post on another board from Rick O, one of the Avet Reps, and he mentioned that the HooX would be on display at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach, I think that's next weekend, but would be available in mid April.

    But that Accurate 870 2-speed, now that's an awesome sounding jigging reel! Rick, let us know how that thing casts too.

    I probably won't buy a new reel for a while, but sure have seen some nice reels come out!

    At breakfast this morning Snagged brought along the OTI Poppers and Jigs he got, they look pretty awesome, and are set up right!

    Tom - DBG
     
  5. MrBill

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    DBG,
    I'm waiting for the 665 two speed to come out. Probably be out before the Hoox and better built. More capacity than the 870 and probably a little more drag. You guys in Corpus need to stop eating breakfast and start fishing. You have no excuse living right on the water.

    I got an email from Roy's, and the Sustain 8000 is ready for me to pick up. I was planning to come down next weekend, but I just found out that my wife is bringing 4 girlfriends. NO way I'm going to listen to all that chit chat. They don't make ear protectors large enough to drown out that horrible chatter.
     
  6. Bret

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    DBG,


    I I was planning to come down next weekend, but I just found out that my wife is bringing 4 girlfriends. NO way I'm going to listen to all that chit chat. They don't ear protectors large enough to drown out that horrible chatter.

    Too bad, buoyweather is looking good for next weekend.. I will be down doing boat maint.. If I get done early enough I might just make a quick lap around baker and southern for some hoos.. Scratch that.. forecast is getting worse... 4ft @ 5 secs...for sat..
     
  7. ksong

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    According to Accurate, the 870 two speed has 25 lbs drag and has a line capacity of 330 yard of 30 lbs mono.
     
  8. Snagged

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    DBG,
    I'm waiting for the 665 two speed to come out. Probably be out before the Hoox and better built. More capacity than the 870 and probably a little more drag. You guys in Corpus need to stop eating breakfast and start fishing. You have no excuse living right on the water.

    I got an email from Roy's, and the Sustain 8000 is ready for me to pick up. I was planning to come down next weekend, but I just found out that my wife is bringing 4 girlfriends. NO way I'm going to listen to all that chit chat. They don't make ear protectors large enough to drown out that horrible chatter.

    I was fishing all day Friday, how about you? :D We have excuses for not fishing, such as the girls are nude on the beach, the water it too rough, the girls on the beach are horny, the water is too cold and those Aggie boys are only looking for other boys and the girls want men. :D
     
  9. Ragman

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    Hey tass!

    Great to meet you and your son today at the fishing show!

    We hope you enjoy what you purchased and look for a package from TJ soon!
     
  10. MrBill

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    I was fishing all day Friday, how about you? :D We have excuses for not fishing, such as the girls are nude on the beach, the water it too rough, the girls on the beach are horny, the water is too cold and those Aggie boys are only looking for other boys and the girls want men. :D


    First question: Unfortunately, I was at work Friday trying to make some money so I can fish again. How was your fishing trip?

    I do understand your reasons for not fishing. Checking out those Spring Breaker Flat-belly's is the only reason for cruising the beach this time of year.

    I will have to say that the only gay fisherman I ever met was a grad of the University of Texas. I didn't graduate from either A&M or Texas so no prejudice on my part. Offshore fishing isn't exactly a gay activity. I was very careful to always be facing the guy when I bent over to pick anything up that day.

    I also plan on buying one of the 665 two speeds once they hit the shelves. I'm not sure about that round knob on the handle. That might have to be replaced with something like a platinum 12 handle.
     
  11. tass

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    Thanks Tom.
    I love the jigging rod already and so does my friend gimmedeal (Fred). That front grip really feels comfortable in my hand. I like the jigs to and will break them in right at the end of the month. Got my Kaikons spooled at FTU when I left the show. All I could do not to go fishing right then. I hope I didn't take your last demo jigging rod, just couldn't wait another month.
    I think you guys are putting together some quality products.
    I'll be looking for the package and it was nice to put faces to the names I always see and you'll be hearing from me soon when your site is in full swing.

    Wayne
     
  12. ksong

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    I just checked the new Accurate 870 2-speed.
    When I tightened the drag, I coulnd't move the drag lever as it happened to prototype Avet Hoo-X. [email protected]
    So I asked tackle shop owner to fill some line on the reel and tested again.
    On about 25 drag, moving drag lever is pretty smooth, turning handle is also very smooth and it doesn't lose much free spool !!!
    I guess I should have tested the Hoo-X with lines on. :x
    I am afraid I gave a wrong impression on Hoo-X. I am going to test Hoo-X again with lines on when they are available.

    The round knob of the new 870 is more convenient than one speed 870 or 665 handle.

    But, the line capacity they advertised seems wrong. It looks the reel can hold about 250 yard of 30 lbs mono or less than 300 yard of 80 lbs braided line.

    I feel the Accurate 870 and 665 2-speed are going to be a big winner.