Pinnacle Baitcatser Reels Review

I bought a Pinnacle baitcaster reel from walmart last year and I was happy with it, until this year when I realized the bearings seemed to be freezing up making it pretty much unusable. I tried oiling it but it didn’t help. I tried taking it apart but it seemed to be glued together or something because it wouldn’t come apart. I didn’t want to force it for fear it would break or parts would fall out and be beyond repair. There is a one year warranty but you have to send it to the factory where they may or may not fix it. It works ok when at home, but after making about a hundred casts on the water it starts to freeze up. I thought about drilling holes on the side plates to get oil in there, but instead I just set it aside and went back to using my old reels which are decades old and work fine.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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