Pinnacle Tournament Class Perfecta Rod
Perfecta© DHC5 Tournament Class rods are incredibly light and strong, thanks to Pinnacle's proprietary Double Helical Construction (DHC5). So what exactly is DHC5? Every Perfecta rod begins with high-density carbon tape wrapped tightly around the length of a mandrel. Pinnacle then rolls layers of high-modulus, uni-directional graphite prepreg, without glass scrim, over the initial carbon wrap. Normally, eliminating scrim would make for too brittle a rod, but that's not the case with DHC5. Pinnacle reinforces blank strength by rolling another layer of high-density carbon tape on top of the layers of graphite prepreg in the opposite direction of the first carbon tape layer. This unique application of carbon tape wraps the elimination of scrim and the use of less resin reduces rod weight and increases sensitivity, while retaining exceptional strength and durability.
Each Tournament Class Perfecta© Rod features a uniquely designed and positioned hook keeper for securing your lure when not in use. Unlike most hook keepers, this one features an open design that makes it easier to secure a rigged lure. It's also strategically positioned on the underside of the blank to prevent interference with your line when you're fishing.
Special two-part, slow-curing heavy epoxy coating process ensures maximum protection against cracking that can result from UV damage. Ordinary rods typically feature only one UV coating that can become brittle and crack over time.
All Perfecta© rods feature Fuji® guides with Alconite© rings and diamond-polished stainless steel frames. Alconite - a special form of ceramic that's exceptionally light, yet incredibly strong and durable - allows for 80 percent greater compression resistance than aluminum oxide and is 20 percent lighter. Diamond polishing produces a 20 percent smoother finish than Hardloy. Alconite, in combination with Fuji's New Concept lightweight frames, results in guides that are up to 35 percent lighter and 50 percent stronger than ordinary guides. Perfecta rods are also equipped with Fuji ACS trigger reel seats - among the lightest, most sensitive available. The well-contoured design allows for a comfortable grip and helps keep the angler in touch with the rod blank for ultimate bite sensitivity.
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| Manufacturer || Pinnacle |
| Model || Tournament Class Perfecta |
| Type || Baitcast, Spinning |
| Material || Double Helical Blank Construction |
| Type of Guides || Fuji Alconite New Concept |
| Reel Seat || Fuji ACS/VSS |
| Grips || Split grip, Cork |
| MSRP || $159.99 - $189.99 |