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Chris W.

Pinnacle Platinum Plus & my buddy

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So earlier this year i got my buddy, who mainly fishes saltwater, to come out with me a lot in freshwater. He mainly used an ultralight (yuck) and later on in the season he wanted me to try saltwater. So we went down to the docks and we were fishing and i spotted a jellyfish. ADHD moment: i grabbed his pliers and went to grab it with them and they slipped and are now happily laying on the bottom of the ocean. oops! Well, i felt bad and had no money at the time so i gave him my old Shakespeare SKP3000 round baitcaster. He's used it up until recently. He was getting tired of that one and liked my quantum accurist pt i have so i told him to start cheap and when he knows he really wants to use a baitcaster a lot to buy one that's more worth while. Plus i said, start learning maintenance on this one and if you break something, it falls in the water or someone ruins it, you aren't out a lot of money. So he went and bought a pinnacle platinum plus. For a 40$ reel at walmart it's pretty smooth. The drag is amazing and the only complaints he has is it's a righty and i later realized it's plastic. Oh well. Brought him out to a little river i fish at and we just brought baitcasters. I think all the time practicing in the backyard payed off for him because even though he got backlashes here and there his confidence went up and we caught fish and had a great time. Probably one of the best fishing times this year. So if you want to buy someone a baitcaster to introduce them to fishing buy one of these, they're cheap and nice. It's extremely smooth. Anyways, that was my little story.

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Yea my brother bought a Pinnacle reel from Wal-mart a couple of months ago. Not sure if same but the price is so maybe but he seemed to like it. He prefers it over his Pflueger Echelon.

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The Daiwa Procaster is on sale at Tackle warehouse for $30. They've been there a while now. It will outperform many reels costing 3 times as much.

The BPS Pro Qualifier is on sale right now for $70. These are very good reels at any price

My point is with a little research one can get a vastly superior reel for a great price. Why settle for some "plastic fantastic" low end reel?

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The Daiwa Procaster is on sale at Tackle warehouse for $30. They've been there a while now. It will outperform many reels costing 3 times as much.

The BPS Pro Qualifier is on sale right now for $70. These are very good reels at any price

My point is with a little research one can get a vastly superior reel for a great price. Why settle for some "plastic fantastic" low end reel?

He wanted a reel that day... i told him i could have gotten him a better deal online.

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Hahahaha. On a brighter note, what do you guys recommend next for him when this reel ends up melting together. I was thinking a caenan or something, maybe a daiwa?

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Hahahaha. On a brighter note, what do you guys recommend next for him when this reel ends up melting together. I was thinking a caenan or something, maybe a daiwa?

PQ

Carbonlite

The Daiwa Exceler or Tierra seems nice but I havent used one, also Procaster

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I'm sure the platinum plus is worth the money.  When an upgrade is in order, the Pro Qualifier, Citica, Tierra, and mid ranged Quantums seem like winners to me. 

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Pro Qualifier seems solid, but unless it's on sale or you just don't want to spend anymore than what a PQ costs, I'd get a Shimano Citica first.  Now there's an amazing little reel.

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