Secondary drag system allows freespooling with the bail closed
Propulsion® Line Management System
Shielded A-RB® ball bearings
Full S Concept design
Fluidrive® II gearing
Super Stopper® instant anti-reverse
Dartainium dual drag
This classic live bait reel from Shimano (with the secondary drag system that allows freespooling with the bail closed) gets a big update to allow your bait to move naturally. Now the proven Baitrunner® D Offshore Spinning Reels feature Shimano’s Propulsion® Line Management System, shielded A-RB® ball bearings, full S Concept design, Fluidrive® II gearing, Varispeed® oscillation, Super Stopper® instant anti-reverse, and improved DARTAINIUM® dual drag. Graphite frame with cold-forged-aluminum spool. Left/Right-hand retrieve.
Rated 3 out of 5 by IABOWHNTR Good reel, little to costly.
I picked up a 1200D for my 9' ugly stick bigwater rod, it looks nice and the bait feeder option was a must for me. Reel can cast amazing, it is smooth, seems pretty well built. Now I'm not impressed with the price tag! For the same $$ I could have gotten the pen spin fisher V 80 (was out of stock) so knowing I need a good reel I took it for the team, I do have a small issue with the bait feeder lever disengaging if I turn the handle (it won't) so need to trip in by hand which is not an issue but for the price I coul have bought two okuma Coronado CB-80a reels, that from time to time have small issues with bait feeder auto trip when turning the handle. Overall the bait runner D is a good reel, it gets the fish into the cooler and for that I am greatful.
May 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by creepingdoom AWSOME
Great reel. Using 40lb braid it casts like a dream. Feels well balanced when realling. Very smooth actions. I use this primarily for stripper fishing. I have it married up with a St Criox Tidemaster 8' MH one pc and used a Berkley Gulp 10" eel, great combination. The reel has a bit of weight over some other reels but feels like its of better quality. I plan on purchasing another for my wife. On another note my brother in law purchased the Daiwa baitrunner which is also a nice reel but even he wishes he had spent the extra money for the shimano.
April 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 great for fresh and salt
I have used this reel for both freshwater bass fishing with shiners and canal fishing for snook and it has worked fantastic. Had several days this summer on the canals in southwest florida where we landed several snook in one day between 35 and 40 inches where the baitrunner 4000d handled them with no problem
February 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rkafjd good reel
durability has not been a problem in the slightest for me, i use this reel all the time offshore and has yet to show any wear on it.
August 21, 2011
I would use a 7 1/2' to 8' MH or H rod. I have the same reel and use a 8' ST. CROIX MH. Rod has the best of both worlds. good length and stiffness with out sacrificing action. I also have the versitilty to fish anywhere: surf, bridge, jeddy, or boat with out needing a shorter rod for a boat or a longer one for surf. The best advice I can give you tho is to go to your local bass pro and work with an associate to try the reel on multiple rods to find what best suits your likes and feels of a rod.