Gear Review

Equipment Review: Accurate Introduces New Valiant BV2-800

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Dec 20, 2017

Also new is the BV2-800N Two-Speed Lever Drag Reels


Built for offshore trolling and live-bait fishing with 80-pound-test braid, Accurate’s new Valiant BV2-800 and BV2-800N two-speed lever drag reels offer the rugged construction and raw power needed to take on tuna, striped marlin, sailfish and other hard-fighting saltwater game fish. Like all Accurate Valiant reels, they incorporate design innovations that make them incredibly strong, rigid and durable, yet lighter and more compact than other reels in their class. The BV2-800 (standard) and BV2-800N (narrow) models weigh in at just 25 ounces and 24 ounces, respectively.

The BV2-800 and BV2-800N feature durable 6061 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frames, uniquely curved to deliver the structural integrity of reels twice their size. The non-flexing frames and side plates, while thinner than those of ordinary lever drag reels, allow Accurate’s Valiant models to withstand higher levels of stress and torque. Protected by this high-strength, corrosion-resistant exterior is Accurate’s patented TwinDrag® system – engineered to deliver up to 36 pounds of fish-stopping pressure. Precision-cut stainless steel gears mesh perfectly together so you can turn the handle and gain line on the most stubborn adversaries, while seven shielded/sealed Class 5 ABEX bearings and one ARB bearing ensure smooth, reliable operation.

The BV2-800 holds 800 yards of 80-pound braided line, while the BV2-800N holds 600 yards of 80-pound-test braid. Each reel is equipped with Accurate’s DirecShift™, which allows you to switch back and forth easily between a high-speed 5:1 retrieve and a winch-like 2.2:1 gear ratio with the touch of a button.

Both the BV2-800 and BV2-800N are priced at $649.95 (MSRP).


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