Boss Extreme Reels, or BX as they are referred to within the industry, combine features that result in a powerful reel in a small, compact profile. Traditionally, topless reels providing this much power are much larger and bulkier in order to house the components that can handle the bigger fish. Accurate's vision to create a small reel with the same power was realized when they created the original boss extreme reels. The light weight of this reel afforded anglers more comfort and less energy exertion so they could comfortably fight the giants on the end of the line.
Traditionally smaller reels were less than ideal for big game fishing due to their reduced line capacity. When using the smaller reels anglers were unable to withstand the runs of bigger game fish. As the fish surged the line would peel off until the entire spool was stripped. No matter how powerful your reel is, without the ability to play the fish and allow it to tire itself out you're line will be unable to withstand the pressure and will eventually break. The introduction of spectra line has changed the way the game is played. Spectra, or braided line, displays a small line diameter with a high tensile strength. With the addition of a fluorocarbon topshot leader, anglers can now spool their reel with a much greater capacity of spectra, yet keep their stealth with the indivisible fluorocarbon. This setup makes the smaller profile reels a truly feasible option for big game fishermen.
Accurate's Boss Extreme TwinDrag reels offer fishermen the ultimate in versatility. Light tackle anglers will love their effortless, precision casting capabilities with exclusive AccuCast, and once hooked up, the ease in which they can control the fight with a responsive lever drag. AccuCast allows anglers to precisely adjust cast-control tension to matchconditions and/or skill level. The result is “thumbing” of the spool while casting is reduced. As a bonus, when discovering this new-found confidence, anglers will be encouraged to apply more energy to each cast to maximize distance. The AccuCast cast-control design doesn’t rely on the influence of centrifugal weights inside the reel, but rather works by the reel’s titanium drag washers slightly “grazing” the carbon fiber drag washers. This “grazing” effect is so precisely controlled by an easy to adjust cast-control knob that the control influence can be increased for lesser skilled casters, set very lightly for the angler who needs just a little spool slowdown when casting or, for the pro, backed off completely when thumb pressure alone can get the job done. When lure fishing, for example, a good starting point is to hold the rod horizontally, put the reel in freespool and turn the AccuCast control knob just enough so the lure begins to drop slowly as it pulls line from the tip of the rod. Then, gradually increase knob tension (clockwise) just enough to stop the lure from falling. For most anglers most of the time, that’s the perfect setting for optimum performance. The AccuCast is also very effective when slow trolling live baits. Now you have the ability to precisely set the amount of trolling drag you want while still having a strike drag setting.
Medium to heavy tackle anglers, on the other hand, can crank down hard on the TwinDrag to battle the largest game fish with heavy, braided lines. The exclusive TwinDrag system also supplies ultra-smooth drag operation, which results in fewer broken lines and less pulled hooks. With fourteen Boss Magnum models to choose from, we have the perfect size reel to handle small, medium and larger size game fish from calico bass, halibut, redfish, bluefish, barracuda and king mackerel to big striped bass, sturgeon, yellowtail, dorado, amberjack, wahoo, tuna and billfish. Accurate reels like all mechanical products are designed with specific use in mind. The BX reels will handle most gamefish but we do not recommend them for Cow fishing (Tuna in Excess of 200Lbs). If you are looking for a reel for stopping fish in excess of two hundred pounds the ATD series is designed for the most extreme gamefish and angling conditions. We offer the Boss Extreme Reels in four sizes: 400, 500 and 600 each of which is available in a number of different models.
Accurate Boss Reel Features
Thanks to the Accurate’s exclusive TwinDrag technology, the drag tension you set will vary no more than one pound when line is pulled off the reel at
any speed! Unfortunately, there is another factor which causes drag variance that needs to be accounted for. This factor is based on how full the reel is
with line. When the spool is filled, the line is being pulled off a high point on the spool. As the amount of line on the spool reduces, the line is pulled
from a lower area on the spool. There is less leverage used when the line is pulled at a lower level, which means the line needs more force to move
the spool against the drag. The drag setting has not been decreased, but the line will encounter increased tension. Account for the drag pressure to
approximately double when 25% of the line has been removed from a full spool.
Filling the Spool
Begin filling the Boss reel by attaching the line securely to the reel spool. With tension applied to the line, fill the spool to approximately 1/4” from the spool
NOTE: Filling the spool too close to the spool edge means you will have to level wind perfectly to prevent a high spot from occurring. If a high spot
occurs, the reel will not allow you to retrieve all of the line. Leave room on the spool to level wind comfortably while fighting a fish.
Because of mono compaction when using ultra light line, we recommend first filling the spool with at least 2/3 spectra line.
Mono Compaction - Mono compaction is a problem that happens with light line. The smaller the mono line diameter, the more elasticity the line will
have. The elasticity is multiplied by the amount of line put on the spool which creates pressure on the spool. When too much light line is added, the
pressure can expand the spool. This could cause the reel to perform with inconsistent drag pressure or, if enough pressure is built up, break the spool
in half. Always put the least amount of ultra-light line on the reel as needed.
Boss Extreme Reel Operation
Basic operation of your Boss Xtreme fishing reel is no different from operating any other fishing reel except for setting the lever drag.
The most popular drag setting is to set your drag so when the main drag lever is in the strike position it is at approximately 30% of your
line strength. To obtain this setting, start by adjusting the main drag lever so it is in the free spool position. NOTE: The preset knob
cannot be adjusted unless the main lever is in the free spool position. Then adjust the preset drag knob by moving it clockwise or counter
clockwise. Be careful while turning the preset knob counter clockwise. If the knob is turned back too far it will lock in place. Move your main drag
lever to the strike position. If the drag is too light or heavy, repeat the process until you’ve reached your desired drag pressure.