New Pinnacle Rods and Reels 2013

ICAST 2013
John Crews shows you the latest products from Pinnacle introduced at the 2013 ICAST show, including the Primus XI hand-tuned reels, Pinnacle Perfecta DH7 rods, and the Producer LTE reels.

Hey, BassResource. John Crews here, ICAST 2013, and I've got some brand new stuff from Pinnacle Fishing. I've been fishing the tournament class rods and reels for quite a while and they stepped up the game once again.

They've got three really new, cool products here. I'll start with the reel; this is the Primus XI hand-tuned reel. This is a $249 reel. It's got ten ball bearings and the really, really neat part of this reel is that it's 5.8 ounces. Really, really light weight, but it's also hand-tuned,which means for the life of this reel, if at the end of the season, you want to send it back to Pinnacle, they will clean it up, hand tune it for you, send it back to you no charge for the life of the reel.

So, that is a really, really neat feature on this reel that you can't get with any other reel. I've never heard of that before. It's a really neat deal. This is the Primus XI hand-tuned reel. This is going to be a staple of what I'm fishing with next year, I can promise you that. But, what this thing is attached to is the new, top-of-the-line Pinnacle Perfecta 7 rods.

These things are unbelievable. I didn't think that they could improve upon the DHC5 rods that they have, but they absolutely did it with these. I've been fishing with some of the prototypes earlier this year. They've got these Fuji titanium guides. I didn't realize what a difference these guides make until I fished with them.

Unbelievable, very strong, very sensitive, and they definitely increase your casting distance. And the blanks are just unbelievably light. And the really cool part about these 7s is that I got to design specifically, exactly what I wanted in five of the different models. It's exactly what I wanted. I got a rod that's perfect for deep crankbait fishing; it's the 7-foot, 10-inch medium heavy. So, you can throw those big crankbaits a long ways and it's super sensitive and it's super light so you can fish with it all day.

I've got a few other models, a 6-foot, 10-inch shaky head spinning rod. It's exactly what I want in a spinning rod for fishing a shaky head. So, very technique-specific rods. Exactly what I need to fish with on tour. These are going to retail from anywhere from $349 to $399.

And you can not get a better rod than these Perfecta 7s. They're going to have a spot in my tackle box and this is what's going to be in my hand when money's on the line next year. But, I've got one more thing to show you.

And it is this new reel from Pinnacle. It's called the Producer LTE. The interesting part about this reel is that it's 5.75 ounces. Very lightweight reel, retails for $99. Never seen that before. I don't know how they're doing it, but it's a super light reel, very sturdy. You get all the Pinnacle features, you get the magnetic brake adjustment and you get the other dial over here. It's got the same silky smooth drag as all the Pinnacle reels have. So, I mean, 5.75 ounces in $100 retail price point, that's really hard to beat. So, I know these things are going to be hot. And, more than likely, I'm going to be fishing these as well, also. That's the Producer LTE reel.

That's all the new stuff here at ICAST 2013 from Pinnacle.