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Ever found yourself wanting the best equipment possible? I know I sure have. Ever found your funds a little lacking? That category fits me too. Well let me tell you a little about a company that fits the bill for both- Top quality equipment at an affordable price.

If you have read any of the posts in the Rods and Reel forum referencing a spinning rod suggestion, you are sure to have run across my post about giving Pinnacle a try. I'm sure you think that I only tout their rods because they are a sponsor here. You would be dead wrong.

I purchased my favorite spinning rod, a Pinnalce DHC5-701SPML, a while back and instantly fell in love. And there is good reason for it. All Perfecta series rods provide top quality components such as Pinnacle’s exclusive Double Helical Construction (DHC5) and Fuji reel seats and Guides. All at an affordable price. I would compare my rod to those of much higher price ranges and put it ahead of most. That is saying something, coming from someone who likes nice equipment. My rod is paired with a Shimano Stradic CI4 2500 and the entire combo weighs less than 11 ounces. I have handed it to others without telling them what it is and they ALWAYS think it is a much higher priced combo. It is just that nice! And you should expect it to be. When they set out to design these rods, they enlisted the help of top touring Pros like Dave Wolak, Paul Elias, John Crews, Brandon Card and Britt Myers just to name a few.

Pinnacle's Perfecta DHC5-7112CAHFS is the model that was specifically designed for Paul Elias to his exact specifications for the umbrella rig. It is now part of the Perfecta series line-up. Rod Specs: 7'11" 2-piece telescopic, Heavy action, Fast taper, 1/2 - 3oz lure wt.; 14-30 lb line weight, applications - heavy flipping, pitching, umbrella rig.

With a lineup of Tournament Class reels in both spinning and casting, you are sure to find what you are looking for it this category as well. From freshwater to saltwater they have everything you should need to fill a Christmas list for the sportsman in your family or for yourself. I know I have another rod on my list this year!

Something else that I would like to mention is their dedication to fishing extends beyond making a profit. Stay around here enough and you will know what a great foundation Tackle the Storm is, and everything they do to help children who have lost everything, and the joy they get by having equipment to get out on the water and ease their minds of everything they lost. Well just this past September, the guys over at Pinnacle donated 50 (FIFTY) rod and reels combos to Tackle the Storm.

If you don't believe me, just see what others are saying.....

http://www.bassresou...e__hl__pinnacle

http://www.bassresou...T-perfecta.html

http://www.bassresou...rma-review.html

http://www.bassresou...dhc-review.html

Jeff

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agree. i caught deadbolt reels on sale at dicks several months ago and got 4 of 'em at about 17 bucks apiece. i thought they would make decent backups in a pinch for my "good" reels. long story short, i now use the pinnacles and the "good" reels are the backups. i've paid 5 times as much for reels that i haven't been half as satisfied with.

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paul. X2, I bought a pinnacle slyder before they redesigned them & I loved the reel. It cast a mile, the spool was top quality & allowed me to pack more line on the spool because of the cone shape. Very easy to dial in & very few backlashes. the only thing I would say is I wish they used better bearings. After a season of heavy use, the bearings wore out, forcing me to keep the brakes on 8-10 at all times, and the reel to scream like a referees whistle, but for $60 bucks it was an awesome reel. I moved toward high end quantum reels because they manufacture their own bearings for the reels & as long as I maintain them I don't have this issue. My buddy bought a deadbolt & slyder & when his started screaming he just called Pinnacle & they sent him a new set of bearings. he replaced them & had 2 good as new reels.

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I have my rig out on loan. I think once you fish the new Pinnacles you will be impressed!

:xmas-115:

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Love the rods, not a fan of my optimus X or whatever it is, doesn't get used much. my drag always is a mystery and at the end of the cast it seems like the spool speeds up instead of slowing down. It is a backlash nightmare, so it gets used mainly for flipping at pitching. That being said, I never know how the drag will respond. I have set the drag tight and the very next cast set the hook and backlash on the hook set. I then tried to tighten it more and couldn't, so I loosened it then re tightened it. Maybe I got a dud, but all but one reel I have got with the Pinnacle name on it has been a dud. Love the rod though.

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Posted November 30 2012 - 09:07 AM

snapback.pngPondBoss, on November 30 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

Love the rods, not a fan of my optimus X or whatever it is, doesn't get used much. my drag always is a mystery and at the end of the cast it seems like the spool speeds up instead of slowing down. It is a backlash nightmare, so it gets used mainly for flipping at pitching. That being said, I never know how the drag will respond. I have set the drag tight and the very next cast set the hook and backlash on the hook set. I then tried to tighten it more and couldn't, so I loosened it then re tightened it. Maybe I got a dud, but all but one reel I have got with the Pinnacle name on it has been a dud. Love the rod though.

There are two possible reasons for the problem you are having with the reel: Either it's not "dialed in" or it is defective.

If you are confident in your settings, send the reel to Pinnacle Customer Service with a detailed description of the problem.

They will repair the reel or most likely, send you a new replacement.

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I got a few of there mid priced line and love them.Really impressed with there performance.

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Ive had excellent results from my Pinnacle reel. Deadbolt Classic I bought it in '03 for $70 and never one bit of trouble out if it. Give the handle a spin and it rotates a good 40 times or so. Its worn beaten and scarred. Left on top of my car driving 45mph down the road and hear something and see in rearview mirror my rod/reel scraping across the road into the curb DOH!! Was my only bc I used for 7 years, still used as my jig and spoon reel now. Totally exceded my expectations cant say that of my newer bc purchases.

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Pinnacle has some great new rods and reels hitting the market right now. Top notch stuff!

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TW has one of the pinnacles on sale......IDK which one just passing it along.

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