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Old 02-27-2019, 08:37 AM
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I have 4 165XR 3080 I would like to get an idea of best use. Tuna-Shark-white Marlin-Blue Marlin etc. Also I have Talica 25s and Talica 50s what would be the better reel?

My Guess would be Talica 25s Rods good for Tuna up to 200 lbs Shark Smaller Blue Marlin. Any information on these Rods and what reels to use would be great.

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Old 02-27-2019, 05:16 PM
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John, thanks for calling me back and fulfilling my order on a Saturday night. I just received my new TSX rods an they look amazing. I noticed the guides were oiled when I received them. What is the recommended maintenance other than a fresh water wash after every use?
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How to care for your roller guides

Here is my regimen for roller care....
First - every rod that leaves this shop gets a coating around each roller so its ready to fish as soon as you get it. When you get your rods, expect to see a little residual around the guide and maybe on the blank.

My rods get a fresh water wash-down after every trip. I keep a leaf blower at my fish camp which works great to evacuate the water, or at least most of it from the guides. Then the rollers get a coating of 30 or 80w gear oil with either a syringe, or soaked q-tip. If you do this after every trip, your roller will last you a lifetime, and it only takes about 10 minutes to do 6 rods. One shortcut not to take is - WD40 or the like. Do not use solvent based lubricants as it will ruin the epoxy finish.
Best of luck on the water!
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Originally Posted by pinnaclemarine View Post
How to care for your roller guides

Here is my regimen for roller care....
First - every rod that leaves this shop gets a coating around each roller so its ready to fish as soon as you get it. When you get your rods, expect to see a little residual around the guide and maybe on the blank.

My rods get a fresh water wash-down after every trip. I keep a leaf blower at my fish camp which works great to evacuate the water, or at least most of it from the guides. Then the rollers get a coating of 30 or 80w gear oil with either a syringe, or soaked q-tip. If you do this after every trip, your roller will last you a lifetime, and it only takes about 10 minutes to do 6 rods. One shortcut not to take is - WD40 or the like. Do not use solvent based lubricants as it will ruin the epoxy finish.
Best of luck on the water!


I will be taking this particular piece of advice to heart (turns the rods cloudy!!!) - John do you have any Eliminator Jr. rollers that i can replace my rods with I need six sets (sending an email as well)
Old 03-05-2019, 06:36 PM
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Old 03-06-2019, 04:17 AM
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Any recs for a rod to be used for both trolling Mahi/Sails and bottom drop with avet MXL Raptors?
Old 03-06-2019, 07:38 AM
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Check out the white marlin rods, and the XR Fuji rods in the 6 foot length 20-50 class. Either of those would be awesome with that raptor.
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Thank you John and Pinnacle Marine!!!!!!

Gentlemen, John has been working with me on developing this rod that I think is going to be a game changer! I wanted a rod that was capable of handling anything in the Gulf, while doing various types of fishing. A rod that I could troll lures, deep drop for swordfish, pitch bait blue marlin dredge fishing and livebait/chunk for yellowfin tuna. It had to have a soft tip that has some forgiveness to cut down on pulled hooks, see the bite deep dropping or live bait getting nervous, but I wanted a strong backbone to turn stubborn fish. These rods can do all of that and are being paired with Shimano Talica 50 reels to fish either 50-100lb mono or 50-100lb straight braid for whatever type of fishing I want to do. Yes the Winthrop butts are expensive and worth every penny when the big one bites! John thanks again you exceeded my expectations!

To the guy asking about the white marlin rods, I have 10 paired with Shimano talica reels, they can catch anything that swims from snapper to blue marlin. Get them you won’t be disappointed!!!!
Old 03-09-2019, 09:23 AM
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John, just received my new rods!! They look great! Thank you for all your help!!
Old 03-18-2019, 07:42 AM
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Arrow The shop is open!

Today is Monday 18 March and the shop is Open!

If you left me a PM, email or text over the last week of vacation, I will be responding to those today. Thanks to everyone for your patients!
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Thanks for the busy week guys!
Friday - 22 March the shop is closed again but I will be back Saturday

TexasRebel invited me to break in his new sticks on some Wahoo. Extremely cool gentleman, Hardcore fisherman, has a dream boat, and I simply cant pass it up.
Wish us Luck - First day us Texans have had in over a month with Seas under 4 ft.. I;m sure we will reload the freezer with some snapper too.
Have a great weekend.
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I want to take a minute to give credit where it is due. John shipped us a new rod a couple weeks ago and it was damaged by FedEx while in transit. As soon as I notified John, he immediately shipped us a new rod so that we were prepared for the trip we had planned.

We have many Pinnacle rods, and love every one of them. Great product and great customer service.

John, hope y’all crushed the Wahoo today!
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Talking Great Day For Wahoo!


Thanks for the feedback!
We did really good on Friday. More importantly, the rods had a chance for some "reel" R&D on some donkey's. Have to say we were all pretty stoked about about the new blank. That 75 lb in the pic took about 9 Minutes, and the 90 lb in the pick took about 12 Minutes to get on the boat. The hookup on these two was originally a quad smack down - Lost one to cutoff and the other most likely a bad hook set. Did manage to get both of these on the boat, and later in the morning another 3 decided to join their buddies in the cooler. Epic 2 foot day on the gulf - Thanks again to Greg and Jason for making it happen!
Hope to add some pics of some nice YFT's, and swords caught on these rods as soon as we can get another descent weather window.

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Great day on the pond always enjoy fishing with you and your rods! Correction 95, 85 & 55lbs were the 3 biggest of the 5 we kept. We do know there’s another one still out there as big or bigger than the 95lber because the 95lber had his twin swimming with him boat side!!! Should have pitched him but we had enough cockpit chaos going on with 2 bigs at gaff!

The new rods are on point think, when production begins they are going to be great sellers! I can’t wait to get some blue ones and big tunas for further R&D next trip!

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Old 03-28-2019, 06:50 PM
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Big thanks to John, I ordered a rod Tuesday and picked it up from the post office today, two days later! Everything looks great, now I just need to find the fish!
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John,
just wanted to say thanks for dealing with FedEx and their antics to get my 5 rods delivered. It was nice to just pick up the phone and talk directly to you when I needed help. Rods are beautiful and hope to get some pictures to you of the Tuna we are catching on them!
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:35 PM
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Looking to get 3 trolling rods to pair with talica 25ii. I have the 165 XRS 30/80 in blue/silver paired with tiagra 30 lrsa which are great rods but a bit heavy for my crew with the tiagras. Targeting Mahi, wahoo(not HST), Blackfin , sails and small blues. Ill spool them with 80 hollow braid and 80 top shot mono and troll and pitch them. I like the roller tip and the ones I have also have a roller as the first eye but I see the newer ones now have all ring eyes except for the tip.Email sent
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Old 04-02-2019, 08:56 PM
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Do you make a rod for live bait and chunk fishing with Penn 70s? Figure the reels will be spooled with 130. Will be fought from a harness and out of the rod holders.
Old 04-03-2019, 11:17 AM
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Hey John,
What are the following rods selling for or the newer equivalent.

XR3080
TSX 50 S
Cub 100

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