A reel for Ki­wis

New Zealand Fishing World - - (Techique) -

Ac­cu­rate agents Decoro has been rep­re­sent­ing the brand here in New Zealand for around nine years and in that time the brand has slowly taken on a true Kiwi flavour, mostly due to the de­sign work of Kane Tap­per, Decoro’s owner.

The early se­ries Ac­cu­rates were ro­bust, if a lit­tle agri­cul­tural for some Ki­wis, and later se­ries saw a steady pro­gres­sion of re­fine­ments to set the mould for what is now a ded­i­cated hard­core jig­ging reel.

The new DFS Slam­mer comes in a stealthy an­odised matt black with a con­trast­ing red spool of­fer­ing at­trac­tive aes­thet­ics. Of­fered in three sizes and stan­dard ra­tios of 400XN in 6.1:1, 500XN in 6.1:1 and 600N in 4.1:1. A good drag is a must on any reel and Ac­cu­rate have one of the best in the busi­ness. Smooth, easy to set and very pow­er­ful. Many jig­gers get ob­sessed with max drag pres­sures a reel will pro­duce rather than a drag that has a full range of uses. Th­ese reels will stop any­thing that swims in our wa­ter and the twin sealed drag plates make for an en­joy­able day’s jig­ging with­out wa­ter in­tru­sion. We were land­ing fish in the 12-18kg class which felt twice that size given their fight­ing spirit and on the DFS Slam­mer 400XN, loaded with PE3 line, we had a ball.

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