Again......I see you (like me) have way too much time on your hands.
whoa, man. You're wanting to use an Accurate on kitty-cats?
Okay, I own 8 Accurates right now, had 12 at one time.
But what you're talkin' is a mortage payment there buddy.
I can guareentee you that you'll be over-gunned to the max, besides broke.
I can also guareentee you that no matter what, what I use on a daily basis will and can catch every single Kitty or Freshwater Striper in any lake you'll fish.
why can I say that. Because I have the proof.
-200# Nurses.....the equivelent of a Kitty Cat, just in the saltwater.
And even though I own Accurates. Other than the Tarpon and "100 pounder plus club" Sharks, I can catch all the above, and even prefer to catch them on a:
Shimano TRN100G (or 200G a tad more line, but not as compact)
and a Shakespeare Ugly Stik "Catfish"........yes, "Catfish" rod!
Right now on Ebay (where I shop for the best deals and 90% of my reels come from) The Shimano TRN is at it's best deal:
LINK: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Triton- ... 589181da65
Yep, it may not be $450 bucks but let me tell ya. It's up to the J-O-B. And the 7' Ugly Stik Catfish rod....$30 bucks all day long at BPS.
I maybe just talking to the wind. And you may have the "reel glimmer" in yer eye balls. But the reason I use these reels more is because of several things.
-NON-corrosive (not that a $450 Accurate ever will but compared to 6500 Abu Garcia, the Shimano's are great. too)
-LEVELWIND (yep, having to "thumb back and forth is not everyones "forte")
-STAR-DRAG (yep again...no way for the average Joe to knock the reel into free-spool while flalling fingers around, as in with a lever drag)
-CASTABILITY (YES, you can cast the new Accurates with the new cast control adjustment knob. But if the lines all bunched up from a not so good level winding thumb on the last retrieve....well there ya have it.)
-COST ( How many of these damn near and simple Shimano TRN-100G's can ya buy for "ONE" new Accurate?)
And if you want to put even a Small Accurate on a say, Trigger grip reels seat as in a "casting rod" you'll most likey have to have the reels 'reel seat' changed out to the smaller "inshore" one so the reel fits on a trigger rod.
Then, if ya want to not feel as if you're reeling up your boat on to the trailer, you'll need the smaller "inshore" speed handle versus a large power handle, used for 400# Tuna and Marlin,
Cuz you're Catfishin' and reeling in Stripers.
Oh, and BTW
whenand if ya ever snap a $30 Ugly Stik, so the hell what.
Let the kids play with the two halves and get another.
I wouldn't be writting this Book, if I have not BEEN there DONE that. I used to fish with $375 G. Loomis GLX rods, and even my charters would use a Loomis that were $200 a pop! And guess what, THEY POPPED THEM ON A MONTHLY BASIS.
On the ""L.T." note aka:
Light Tackle take a gander and just look at what these STRIPER nutz use:
LINK: http://www.corefishingtackle.com/Ugly_S ... Heavy.html
I use Ugly Stik "Striper rods" and use them soley for my "float-rig fishing". They are a blast and they last!
Yep...Ugly Stik Catfish and Shimano TRN100G
Maybe ya like Muskie fisherman better?
Striper rods in action.....7' fairy wand, I love it!!
Hey, but if ya want no "reel" fight and have the cash and wanna look really good at the dock....
......Go ACCURATE, you'll be the only one on the lake I'm sure.