Pinnacle asked their BASS Elite Series pro staffers to help design a "dream reel." A reel they would want in their hands during the clutch time of a must-win tournament. One they could count on to consistently outperform and over-deliver. The result was the Pinnacle Tournament Class Optimus XLT Casting Reel.

Featuring an eye-catching, super durable, scratch-resistant Gold Titanium Deposition Finish, the reel’s rigid X-Bone Metal Frame and Side Cover construction furnishes a solid base and keeps all internal parts in perfect alignment. The Optimus XLT also features a unique, ergonomically-designed QuickFlip Button, which is conveniently located on the right edge of the spool, so you can instantly engage the gears without turning the handle. Tandem Cast Control - both magnetic and centrifugal - deliver unsurpassed casting ease and control, and the Optimus XLT's precision-cut Duralumin Alloy Drive Gear is 70% lighter and 20% stronger than brass gearing for the ultimate in fish fighting power. The ultra high speed 7.3:1 gear ratio also provides one of the fastest line pick-ups in the industry, so you are never playing catch up. Offering top-of-the-line performance, every aspect, component and feature of the Pinnacle Optimus XLT Casting Reel has been carefully selected and incorporated to optimize your overall angling performance.

Additional Features:

-Dual-Anodized Ultralight Duralumin Spool
-Multi-Stack Carbon Fiber Drag Washers
-Aluminum Cold-Forged Handle with Large Ergonomic Grips
-Cold-Forged Audible Star Drag
-Precision-Click Cast Control Knob
-Backed by Limited One-Year Warranty

"To say I'm impressed with this reel is an understatement. I'm blown away. It looks like a work of art ... and it fishes even better than it looks. Smoothness, power, speed and castability - the Optimus XLT delivers on all fronts. - Dave Wolak, BASS Elite Series Angler.

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Customer Reviews

Comments: This reel is a well built machine.  I'd put it on par with most any Revo or Chronarch.  It's worth a try.   Built very precisely.

From: CHW: AL

Comments: Looked at it and compared it to other reels like revo citica and finally decided on Pinnacle reel.  One of the best choices i have made in a while !!  Casts like dream-accurately/consistently  Great drag system-super smooth and i love it how it feels in the palm of my hands.  Feels solid and it has lasted smooth as it was since Feb.

From: Cory: Oklahoma City, OK

Comments: This is one of the best reels i have used, i have recently caught a Murray Cod on a spinner bait that measured over a metre long and weighed approx 90lbs, this reel handled that fish without any problems. The drag is exceptionally smooth and the casting distance achieved is just awesome.

From: Sash: Melbourne, Australia

Comments: I can't believe how incredible this reel looks out of the box.  I'm in awe of its workmanship!  I've use Pinnacle Matrix reel in the past and I was very impressed with performance and the value. Optimus reel comes with incredible gold titanium finish, and its a joy to hold and use.  It casts beautifully and retrieves smooth as I expect the reel in this class to be.  Hands down this reel is one of the best you can buy!  Thanks Pinnacle.

From: Theo: Columbia, SC

Comments: One of my favorites, its smooth, powerful and  the best thing is the flipping button, just too awesome to explain..pitch - flip and then BAM set the Hook..  Instant hook sets with one hand...Great Reel.

From: Grace: New Brunswick, NJ

Comments: This reel is nice! I have used it for the last couple months with everything from spinnerbaits to flipping heavy cover. In my opinion the reel is built as well as any other it just lack's the feel of A shimano Curado 200e7 which I still find more favorable.

From: Jordan: Lake Ouachita

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