Tern ®



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Sku: TX-300
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  • First star drag reel to ever have a twinstardrag
  • CVX® Design
  • Stainless steel anti-reverse bearing
  • Made from 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum
  • 17-4 heat treated steel gears and gear shaft
  • Power knob
  • Proudly made in the USA

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US Patents 6,805,313 │ 6,505,787

The Star of the Show

Accurate’s first and only conventional star-drag reel. Packed full with power to handle big fish, and cast’s extremely well. We recently just announced our next-gen Tern 2 reel at iCast 2021, which will start shipping early 2022.

The Tern, Accurate’s first star drag offering, is perfect for anglers who want the lightest and smoothest star drag experience possible. The use of CVX® technology allows for an incredibly lightweight, yet strong frame to take down the toughest game fish, while the TwinStarDrag allows for anglers to have confidence putting the pressure to the fish. By putting stainless steel and carbon fiber washers on each side of the main gear, rather than a stack of washers on one side, anglers will experience an unmatched smooth payout of drag at every click of the ergonomic star that fits perfectly in your hand. Whether it is castability, strength, or a smooth drag that you are looking for, the Tern is the ultimate star drag experience.

Model Weight(oz) Gear Ratio Braid Capacity Inches Per Crank Max Drag
TX-300X 14.6 6:1 325yds/30lb 38" 31
TX-300 14.6 4.7:1 325yds/30lb 30.5" 31
TX-400X 15.2 6:1 400yds/50lb 38" 31
TX-400 15.2 4.7:1 400yds/50lb 30.5" 31
TX-500XN 16 6:1 300yds/50lb 45.05" 33
TX-500N 16 4.7:1 300yds/50lb 35.3" 33
TX-500X 17 6:1 475yds/50lb 45" 33
TX-500 17 4.7:1 475yds/50lb 35.5" 33
TX-600XN 17.4 6:1 400yds/65lb 52.78" 33
TX-600N 17.4 4.7:1 400yds/65lb 41.34" 33
TX-600X 17.8 6:1 500yds/65lb 52.78" 33
TX-600 17.8 4.7:1 500yds/65lb 41.34" 33

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Chris Ward
My Favorite Reel

Put my Tern 500N on a 6’6 St Croix Mojo Salt. The reel is a beast! Took it out 4 days in a row and caught Red Snapper, a gag, an AJ, and a Cobia and and had the smoothest retrieves. No issues. Think the 300SPJ will be next.

Great pics Chris! Thanks for sharing.

Bryan Zulka
#70 Bluefin on the Tern 400

Recently captured a #70 Bluefin on the El Gato Dos on the Tern 400 and Valiant Rod combo. These reels, matched with the Valiant rods have been our "go to" setup for the past few years for everything from Rockfish to these better Bluefin. Over the past week "June 22, 2021" our groups put limits of Bluefin on with quite a few in the #50 range, topped by this 70. Can't say enough good things about these reels. They truly live up to the saying "Big fish, small reels"

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Dandy Reel!

Added a Tern 300 into my arsenal last year.
I already have a lever drag boss and like it a lot, but for 50 years, i've used star drags so that's what I'm comfortable with.
So far I've used the Tern on blackfish, porgy and seabass. It has a smooth drag and balances well on my skinny rod. Also the star drag is simpler to maintain than lever drives(at least for me).
We carry a bunch of Japanese Shimano's that I mostly used, but this little Tern make what I grab first, a tough choice.

Rafi Khatchikian
Great Powerful little reel!

Used this reel for deepwater offshore Black Seabassing and it performed flawlessly!

Solid Reel

Great product! Very solid and sturdy feel.

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