Pinnacle Marine Outfitters

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by CTBFT, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. CTBFT

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    Does anyone here know anything about Pinnacle Marine Outfitters? I found this company on e-bay selling rods made with Pacific Bay Components. According to Pac Bay, Pinnacle Marine is in San Antonio. I have had only partial success communicating with someone name John, who seems reluctant to answer specific questions. Any experience? Any Comments? Thanks.
     
  2. MrBill

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    I live in SA. I've never seen Pinnacle Marine. Trust me, if it is marine, I know about it.
     
  3. SkeeterRonnie

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    his reviews look good on ebay....never heard of them though.
     

  4. Drifter

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    I puchased one of his rods two years ago for a Trini 50. Rod Specs: 5"6', 60-100lb, all rollers. Cost was about $100. I've used it about 20 times for bottom fishing. I clean my rods and use Real Magic - all rollers still work good. For the price, I'm very satisfied.

    Of course it's no Calstar Gftr or Super Seeker but it's about $300 cheaper! Now why did I buy the Super Seekers .......:confused:
     
  5. CTBFT

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    Thanks to everyone for your input. I'm left a little skeptical. When I returned to e-bay, the auction for the rods had been terminated early ("...no longer for sale.") and three more e-mail inquiries asking about the rods were not answered. I think these rogue rod builders with prices too good to be true are not the way to go. I'm going back to plan A and custom build my own with known components from a reputable supplier. Probably Donart. Good Fishing...
     
  6. txseadog

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    Thanks to everyone for your input. I'm left a little skeptical. When I returned to e-bay, the auction for the rods had been terminated early ("...no longer for sale.") and three more e-mail inquiries asking about the rods were not answered. I think these rogue rod builders with prices too good to be true are not the way to go. I'm going back to plan A and custom build my own with known components from a reputable supplier. Probably Donart. Good Fishing...

    I've used Donart a couple of times and thought they were great.
     
  7. CTBFT

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    Yeah, that was my impression of Donart as well. They have a phone number and an address. They answer your questions and provide all the information on their products. And they give good no-nonsense advice. Hmm...what am I doing on e-bay?
     
  8. paul708

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    did you try merrick or anglers workshop? they have alot of stuff..service is usually pretty good
     
  9. SkeeterRonnie

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    check out the BarBAr tackle on ebay. pretty neat. the rods fish on the light side of the rating.
     
  10. DavidT

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    I know this is an old post but John's stuff is way better then the other rods mentioned. I own several Super Seekers and several Calstar's. His Jiggers made mince meat out of YFT... 80 to 90lbs. AJ's.... I have a electric reel that bring up Golden tile in the triplets.... like nothing.

    John knows his stuff and it is priced so you do not have to waste an extra 400 to 500 on giving the middle man a offshore fishing trip on YOU....
     
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  11. siloverhawk1

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    They are on THT good rods , good value
     
  12. RedPhish

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    Agreed! Have a pair of 165XSR 60-100lb rods and they are great for my needs (Wahoo HST and big sharks).

    John is readily available by phone when he's not out fishing and I found his knowledge of his line and applications for various fisheries excellent. We were able to narrow down exactly what I needed in a few minutes, and I couldn't be happier with the rods.

    The fact that this is a 10 year old thread might be a good testament to his longevity in a very difficult industry to survive in, and with a strong following. I see used Pinnacle Marine rods go up on THT for sale and they are almost always sold within a day or two (if not hours).
     
  13. day0ne

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    I certainly like the ones I have
     
  14. CC711

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    I placed my 1st order today with John he was excellent. I ordered 4 XR Pro Series Rods 30-80 that I plan to use Talica 50s on I have heard nothing but great things about these Rods. I will find out soon enough.
     
  15. Striker Tackle

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    I have 2 pinnacle rods and they are great.
     
  16. CC711

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    What Models?
     
  17. Striker Tackle

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    XR Fuji with ALPS RX-M Roller top
     
  18. CC711

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    Ok So they are deep drop Rods. Very nice.
     
  19. CC711

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    Just received 4 new Rods XR Pro Series blue & silver 30-80 2 bent butt 2 straight all I can say is WOW WOW WOW. Can't wait to fish them thanks John & thanks for the gift.

    Capt. Chris