First season fishing Accurate Reels. Valiant 500 single speed & Boss Extreme bx500 single speed. Both flawless out of the box. Fished 40+ 8 hour days last year, commercial hook and line, rod and reel for mostly bottom fish and albacore. Compact and lightweight, well balanced design, spool holds a lot of line, easy to dial in the drag needed, and the drag lever is easily manipulated with the thumb. Lots of up n downs, lots of casting, lots of pumpers on the line, lots of flipping the lever drag, lots of wet line peeling off the spool. Getting snagged on structure, or screaming line with a beefy fish, these reels have handled everything encountered thus far- particularly the elements and the constant up and down. One of the many things appreciated about fishing Accurate reels is when casting up-current: what once I thought was driver error when casting and sometimes getting birds nested, I now realize it was more the reel I was using couldn't keep up with the line going out. I achieve greater distance in my casting with accurate and less time wasted getting the birds nest cleaned up. No discredit to other brands I have fished, but moving forward- I really only wanna have an accurate reel in my hand. Knowing they machine the reels themselves from aircraft aluminum in Corona and how enthusiastic they are about the work they do and the integrity of the products they build is where I would like to direct my business . In the last year I have learned a lot about the mechanics of how reels are built and how the build can affect the operating mechanics overall, and also experienced some of my own on water realizations about my gear and fishing in general. Still lots to learn. Like life, there are lots of pros and cons with everything, but I have yet to find any complaints with my accurates. Having confidence that you can take your gear fishing and it show up ready to work when you are is greatly appreciated. I foresee lots of days on the water with an accurate in my hand.