Accurate has released a new device certain to appeal to jig casters, those anglers who favor longer rods with “deckhand-style” cork or tape-wrapped handles. The new, much wider and stronger clamp holds rod and reel together over a much greater gripping area, and will obviously be less prone to loosening, slipping or getting mounted askew.
The new clamp is made from solid 6061 T6 aluminum with a lightening hole in the center. It’s fastened by six Allen nuts instead of the former pair of nuts on the older clamps, so it should grip like a Pit Bull. The reel to rod connect is very secure with no movement. It was recently tested at Guadalupe Island of Mexico by Jack Nilsen and other anglers.