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Shimano Baitrunner D Offshore Spinning Reels

   

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BTR4000D

Left/Right

4.8:1

Line Capacity:
12/160

Braid Capacity:
15/270

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
15 Lbs.

Recovery:
28.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
13.5
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BTR6000D

Left/Right

4.8:1

Line Capacity:
16/170

Braid Capacity:
30/245

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
35.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
20.1
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BTR8000D

Left/Right

4.8:1

Line Capacity:
20/195

Braid Capacity:
40/295

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
20 Lbs.

Recovery:
36.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
21.7
  • $179.99

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BTR12000D

Left/Right

4.4:1

Line Capacity:
20/265

Braid Capacity:
50/505

Ball Bearings:
3+1

Max Drag:
25 Lbs.

Recovery:
37.0"

Reel Weight (oz):
30
  • $189.99

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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.

  • 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
  • Varispeed® oscillation
  • Super Stopper® instant anti-reverse
  • Dartainium dual drag

Line recovery in inches per handle turn.

Shimano Baitrunner D Offshore Spinning Reels 4.1 5 12 12
If you want a solid dependable reel Don't buy the baitrunner !!!!! After being a loyal Shimano customer for 25+ years, they have seriously let me down both, in terms of reel quality and customer service. They've made me a disloyal customer. It's not if, but when the bail mechanism breaks, have fun paying ~50% of the cost of the reel to repair it. Call Shimano like I did so that they take an, "I-don't-give-a-"CENSORED"" attitude with you too. There are better reels out there for the same money. If it's the baitrunner feature your after, stick with the Penn Slammer Liveliner series and you won't be dissapoimted. November 24, 2009
Shimano 4000D The 4000D is an excellent, lightweight, versatile reel that handles braid well and has a strong drag. It is a great cross-over reel reducing the need to carry special purpose rigs when coupled with the right rod. On the boat, I will put the 4000D on Trevala or Redbone 30-65 lb jigging rods, and they can be used for inshore or offshore casting, jigging, flatlining live/dead baits, bottom fishing or drift fishing. I will put the 4000D on a 12-20, 7ft spinning rod for inshore casting as a back-up to a Stella 4000. It can handle big blues, jacks, dolphin, snapper, snook, reds, just about anything Florida coastal fishing can offer. March 15, 2010
Excellent Bought this reel for Catfishing here in TN. LOVE IT! Powered it with Daiwa 80lb test Braid and a offshore Angler Surf rod. Couldn't ask for anything Better! November 28, 2014
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
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How does this reel hold up with big fish ie cobia, big reds, and sharks? I need something that can help me get the big ones, in I lost big fish on shimano light tackle, but I am Shimano loyal. that reel just didnt have the power as it was a small reel
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Baitrunners have been good reels, although I prefer the old ones as I have heard the newer versions have had their issues.
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Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, in most scenarios the baitrunner will hold up perfectly fine for those type of fish.
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Has anyone used braided line with this reel.
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Yes Daiwa Samurai Braid 80lb test
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Yes I have, I have the 8000 model and use 35lb braid. I also back fill the spool with 100lb mono. If you use staight braid on the spool it will cost you a small fortune with the amount of yards it will hold. The bigger mono takes up some of the space to keep the cost of braid down. I still have over 300yrds of braid with the mono on it.
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best reel for casting braid if you look on shimano specs it's rated for xps , or power pro braid line
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yup i only use braid and it preforms perfect i use 50 pound test and i have caught a lot of 30in plus reds on it. it never let me down. in fact im about to by another one!
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Personally I have not, but I don't see why it wouldn't perform great with braid. This reel is designed to cast far and smooth, braid would only enhance the performance...
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7-8ft, really depends on the distance you are looking to get ON YOUR CAST
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catching big cats get yourself a big water 15' shakespere it,s called the ugly stick
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i paired this reel with Shimano Trevala S Jigging Spinning Rod TVSS63MH 6'3" Medium Heavy and i am pulling 25 lb stripers with 40lb suffix 832 braid
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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.
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i would say if your on a boat a 6'6" to 7' rod but from shore a 7' to 8' just remember the bigger the pole the more leverage the fish has
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i use a 8 foot berkley glow stick biggest i got on it was 22lb i dont recommend the the 10 foot its a little stiff for my taste
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7ft 6 inch or 8 ft heavy action rod would probably work for this type setup
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for the shimaro 4000d how big oh how many lb fish can and cath
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really all depends on the leader and how the fish is fought. Also if there is any structure around for the fish to get caught up in. 100lb fish can be land on this tackle during the right situation
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I've landed several snook over 20lbs with ease also 40lb tarpon, very fun reel. Never really hooked into anything extremly large with this reel, but it has handled everything I've needed it to.
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