37 Reviews
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92% Recommend this product (34 of 37 responses)
By Devin
Great performance
September 19, 2022
Bought the reel for surf casting for strippers and blues and it does its job wonderfully. The drag is great and it casts a mile with the setup I have.
By Pat K.
Riverside CA
Big bang for your buck
July 7, 2022
I have this 300 on my 15-30 O.C. Custom rod and the combo is perfect pulls 20-40 pound yellowtail and white sea bass no problem. Worth every penny!!!
Pros(Everything ). Smooth twin drag cast a mile great free spool for fly lining sardines all around perfect. And has balls 😛
By john c.
awesome casting reel
January 11, 2022
light and free
Prosweight and freespool
By Chase E.
Awesome reel! From SPJ to shark fishing this reel can handle it
January 8, 2022
Slow pitch jigging 20lb braid to shark fishing 60lb mono. This reel crushes it. I never thought I would own a 300$ reel and now I’m prepared to buy another accurate reel. Definitely worth every penny.
ProsEverything, amazing reel
ConsClicker seems like it won?t be loud but when I fished the keys bridges with cars, you can totally hear it from 20 yards away. It?s not as loud and different frequency then other clickers but still is usable
By Carlos
Central California
December 30, 2021
Excellent fit for live bait and jigs. Paired with a Okuma PCH 801H for central California bottom fishing. I am impressed with the smooth drag response and power this palm sized reel offers. Liked the black anodized finish for my match also. Can't wait to hang some serious fish in 2022.
Prossize, fit, weight and finish.
By Ronnie
St Petersburg,Fl
Tern 400x
December 3, 2021
Very smooth reel with a lot of power in a small package, not one issue out of it as expected with accurate. Spoiled with 40lb hollow core on a G-loomis rod, works great on piers and grey off the boat.
By Rob
New Jersey
Accurate Tern 300xl
September 23, 2021
This reel is nothing but great. Needed a left hand reel and was sure if I would like it but the Accurate Tern 300XL is a great ree.
ProsWon?t be disappointed great reel
By RI D.
Rhode Island
Great reel
August 4, 2021
Purchased this reel specifically for Stripers. The reel is relatively light but very strong. The large handle is comfortable, but the best part is the smooth powerful drag system. I had many fish in the low twenties to the mid 40 pound range this spring and the reel handled them with ease.
ProsLight ish Great drag system Nice finish Compact size
Cons Expensive
By Byron D.
South Carolina
great reel
June 3, 2021
great reel
By Rick
Gainesville, FL
Tiny but Powerful
May 28, 2021
Nice drag from a small star drag. Like the color a lot. It has become one of my go to reels for bottom fishing.
By Nicksrodz C.
I want 3 more 300x
May 5, 2021
probably never need another reel again after I get a couple more..
Pros6.1 gear, 50lb braid
Conseveryone on b e boat wanted my set up caught triple limited filling every ones bag.
By Nathan
Los Angeles, CA
My Fav reel for throwing jigs
April 23, 2021
I own many Accurate Valiant reels. They are so powerful and light! So I decided to try the Tern this time. Still light and got powerful drags. Maybe it does not look fancy as other Japanese reels but it does their jobs. and MADE IN USA!
By Mario
Santee ca
fast shipping
April 14, 2021
very nice smooth little reel
By Luis
Juncos, PR
Accurate Tern 500XNL
March 28, 2021
The Accurate Tern is another Beautiful work of art ... i Got the 500XNL ( Lefty ) for slow pitch jigging. If you are serious about slow pitch jigging this is a must have.
ProsWell designed.. very light weight .
By C B.
Staten island
February 9, 2021
Smooth powerful reel. Tackle Direct great customer service and quick delivery
By Adam
500 all black tern
January 23, 2021
Great reel, perfect for freelining bait out to waiting grouper. Tackle direct with more amazing service this time with a limited edition reel not to be found elsewhere.
ProsLight, Beautiful and powerful reel. Lined with 330yds of 80lbs saltiga boat braid with little room for more. Exactly what I needed in a left hand star drag.
ConsAll good so far
By jon
eastern shore, md
Perfect Reel
November 30, 2020
Recently purchased the 300 size and paired with a tidemaster 76h rod for wreck fishing out of O.C. This combo balances well and has plenty of power for big fluke, tog, drum, cobia, etc. I like that the drag knob has a small cup design to make it easier to tighten or loosen. All around definitely a solid reel.
Prosdrag is smooth
Consspool lever is slightly tight
By Joel
Oxnard, California
Very light and the drag is sensitive
November 23, 2020
Must keep clean but other wise a good caster and the drag setting is very sensitive
By FLangler
Light and strong!
October 31, 2020
This is my first impression of the 400X after fishing it for an offshore trip out of Cape Canaveral, Florida. I was initially worried due to some of the negative reviews, but it felt study in my hands. It's light and strong, which is perfect for me on party boat trips in Florida (And pretty much anywhere). I had no issues bringing up a 4-5 ft' Nurse Shark. Had more drag to spare, so I know that this reel can take a beating and won't have a problem handling any of the bottom dwellers I am targeting. One thing I did note is the "knocking" sensation when I am reeling up. I don't think it's a problem, but it's definitely there. I would buy this reel again.
ProsLight Strong
ConsKnocking sensation while reeling up
By Chris
Nice solid little reel
September 27, 2020
I was happy with my Tern 300, but want a slightly bigger capacity to fish heavier slow pitch jigs. Nice smooth drag. A little difficult to switch into gear at first, but improved over time, A good reel for the price
ProsGood price, good drag
By NW O.
Fast, Light, & Powerful
September 1, 2020
Bought this reel for slow pitch jigging. Mostly because it matched my rod build & you can never go wrong with Accurate reels. This reel is very light. Fits my hand perfectly, and has more drag than my rod can handle.
ProsLight with lots of drag.
ConsOnly thing that could be better is auto engagement with the reel handle.
By Caine
But this reel!!
May 28, 2020
Love this reel! Small, ultralight, tons of drag, and cool looking. Loaded with j braid and a good rod for mangroves, this is a snapper slapper!!
By Nick
Odessa, DE
Great tough reel
January 15, 2020
Reel is great. Tough as nails
By Matt
Cant beat it
November 25, 2019
Phenomenal reel, top notch quality and build. drag system is smooth and can handle just about anything the Northeast can throw at it
By Michael
Mattoon, IL
Great USA made Star drag reel
September 2, 2019
I have the 400X in Silver. So far so good. First use found the gears slightly noisy, and somewhat limited free spool. After about 15 min of cast and retrieve the gears are already smoothing out, and the free spool has improved dramatically. The free spool lever is quite stiff but improving with each use. I like this reel overall and may be looking at a 500N size in the future.
ProsLight weight quality build.
ConsMust be used a bit before the quality is apparent. Holds slightly less line than the specs claim.
By John k.
New York
Broke first day
July 12, 2019
Terrible reel. Engage switch broke first day. Returned to accurate
By Andrew
Marshall, Michigan
Accurate quality?
July 10, 2019
I have the 300x. Took it too Florida for some mutton snapper fishing. First day, mutton snapper. 5 lbs, reel handle comes apart. Take it to the folks in Florida to fix --Accurate dealer. Its fixed. Two days later, jigging, catch jolt head porgy, handle comes apart --the part that you hold on too. The bearing kept falling apart. This reel was used exactly twice. Brand new. Accurate still has it. I love my accurate reels. The 400 Boss is a kick ass reel. I assume the Terns will be too. For no?? Advise folks to hold off a bit. There is something wrong with the engineering of the reel handle, straight from the mouth of the fellow working as an authorized accurate repair person.
ProsI do not know, it broke on its first two outings, it was lucky 2/2 on fish. :-)
ConsSomething wrong with the 300X reel handle bearings. This is what I was told by the fellow doing the fix.
By Chris
W.Berlin. NJ
High Quality and Performance
June 23, 2019
Impressive design, machining, performance, line capacity and power in a small lightweight package.
By Chris G.
Loretto, Baja Mx.
Smooth yet muscle bound
April 26, 2019
Loaded up with 65lb braid and 40lbs top shot. took it out for flat lining yellowtail in Baja. Pulled on 25 to 35lb ers with no problems. Very smooth drag and plenty of muscle
ProsGreat drag and good size handle
ConsClicker is too short and stiff. Hard to turn off when hands are wet or in the middle of fighting a big fish.
By Lee
Great jigging reel
March 29, 2019
While it’s a good reel and some may have a need for its size, the trade off for the extra capacity vs the size of the spool didn’t equal out for me. I got 300m of PE3 on the 300x and not much more on this one.
By Lee
Great reel for deep jigging
March 29, 2019
Just like the other sizes The drag is tough and the ergonomics are great for jigging.
ProsFits 800m of PE3 Berkley Fireline Large crank and knob
ConsI just wish the spool was a littl narrower and taller for easier line lay while jigging.
By Lee
Tern 300X
March 11, 2019
Awesome little reel. Perfect for slow pitch jigging. I put 300m of PE3 braid on the spool.
ProsSized perfectly to palm Holds 300m PE3 Perfect size power handle Tons of drag
By Will H.
Lexington NC
Do it all workhorse
February 24, 2019
I brought this reel as a compliment to my other lever drag Accurates. It’s strictly used for catfishing. Paired with a Big Cat Fever rod the casting is super smooth. Flick of the wrist and you can literally throw almost 80yrds. The drag is enough to throw the brakes on any freshwater species in my part of the country. Good size as well
By Brad
Los Angeles, Ca
Tern 400X
February 7, 2019
Another great quality reel from Accurate. Going to be the a great iron chucking reel for the money. Love Accurate quality and their drag system.
By S
Warning for buyers
December 11, 2018
I recently purchased a TERN 300-x, it is my first accurate and I was very impressed with the reel overall, HOWEVER, the foot of the reel was too large to fit on any of my light jigging rods or my inshore rods. The foot of the reel measures 7.2cm in length. For comparison, the reel foot on a Shimano Calcutta measures 6.2cm. Measure the reel seat on your fishing rod before buying. I am not sure if this is standard for Accurate reels but I wish this had been listed in the product description
ConsWon't fit on many light or even medium action jigging or inshore rods.
By David R.
Oak Island N C
Great little reel TX 400X and affordable
November 13, 2018
I use my TX 400X reel for king fishing off of North Carolina piers. Excellent graduated drag to apply small amounts of pressure on fish. Holds enough 30 lb braided line to handle most fish I encounter off of the pier. Looks great extremely light weight and easy to use. Recommend this reel for anyone looking to King fish piers.
ProsExcellent fishing reel.
ConsThe only thing I would change is the clicker, I personally like a loud clicker. I can hear this one okay but louder is better. I feel sure there will be more colors available in the future, and when a silver/blue model comes out I will buy one for my daughter.
By Jessie
these reels made me guess getting my personal use Avet
October 21, 2018
only thing that changed my mind is the drag pressure.
Prosnice looking reels and functional. Go with an Avet for the price.

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