Hi there. As the topic suggests, are Accurate reels as good as they say? Accurate reels on paper are supposed to be able to handle all sorts of abuse. However..feedback from other people suggest otherwise. I have heard of Accurate reels failing during fishing trips, need regular maintenance and it is not durable. Accurate reels are very expensive and for the price you pay, I am sure all of us are expecting it to be a super reel.
Let me share with you my experience with Accurate reels. I have 3 Accurate reels. DX2-600N , BX-600 and DX2-600. The 600N was my first reel and it has not given me any problems. ( Ok it lived up to its expecations) I am pleased with it.
However, the 2nd reel, BX-600, gave me problems after the first trip. The reel wasn't smooth and it became slightly more difficult when I tried reeling in a size 18 sinker (-.-)...When I set the drag passed a certain limit, there is a pop sound half way during a crank. Sent it for servicing and the pop sound was still there. It only disappeared after being serviced the 2nd time.
DX2-600 was a joke. When I set the drag to the max, there is a grinding sound when I tried reeling in my line. The 2nd speed mechanism had some problem. The ease of cranking was alot lesser than the 600N. And the clicker was spoilt (-.-)
I wonder if any of you fellow Anglers here who use Accurate reels encounter this kind of problems? I have talked to various boatmen and some of them sold off all their Accurate reels. Please feel free to share.