Pinnacle Optimus XLT, Performa XLT

The top-of-the-line Pinnacle Optimus XLT is a sleek, ultra-smooth baitcaster with 10 double-shielded stainless steel bearings plus a roller bearing, Tandem Cast Control (a combination of centrifugal and magnetic anti-backlash systems), and a blazing fast 7.3:1 retrieve.

Like all Pinnacle Tournament Class reels, the Optimus XLT features all-metal construction and Pinnacle’s exclusive X-Bone pattern frame. Similar to the design of a car chassis, the X-Bone pattern distributes stress equally among four points to ideally compensate for the entire weight load.  This proprietary frame design and metal side plates maximize rigidity and torque resistance too, allowing the gears to stay in perfect alignment at all times.

The Optimus XLT’s metal side covers (as well as those on Pinnacle’s Optimus XT, Performa XLT and Performa XT baitcasters) also boast a distinctive Titanium Deposition finish. More than just an aesthetic touch, this special treatment is highly resistant against nicks and scratches.

For reduced weight and increased strength, all Optimus model baitcasters are equipped with drive gears, drive shafts and worm gears composed of Duralumin – a super alloy that’s 70 percent lighter and 20 percent stronger than brass.

The list of Optimus reel features also includes the industry’s first QuickFlip Button for flipping and pitching applications. Ergonomically designed and strategically positioned for ease-of-use, this button lets you engage the gears instantly without turning the handle for lightning-fast hooksets.

Bass fishermen seeking professional-grade quality and performance at an even lower price, will find what they’re looking for in Pinnacle’s Performa and Producer reel series. These reels feature advanced magnetic cast control systems, plus many of the same features of Pinnacle’s top-tier Optimus models.

The Performa Series offers Tournament Class baitcasters ranging from $109.99 to $149.99 (MSRP) and finesse spinning reels priced at $99.99 (MSRP).  Producer Series baitcasters range from $99.99 to $119.99.

Retail: $199.99 (Optimus), $109.99-149.99 (Performa casting), $99.99 (Performa spinning), $99.99-$119.99 (Producer)