Shimano® Baitrunner® D Offshore Spinning Reels
best reel i ever owned
owned an okuma for years switched to this shimano, not only does it function perfect it looks wicked on the boat !!!!
March 25, 2014
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
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
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