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Shimano Baitrunner 6000D Spinning Reel

Shimano Baitrunner 6000D Spinning Reel

Price: $179.99

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Model
TD Code
Mono Line Capacity
(lb / yds)
Power Pro Line Capacity
(lb /yds)
Gear RatioLine Retrieve per CrankMax DragBaitrunner Max DragS A-RB BearingsRoller BearingsWeightPrice
BTR6000D
SHM-1551
10/300
12/265
16/170
30/245
50/210
65/130
4.8:135in20lb2.0lb3120.1oz$179.99 USD
The Baitrunner D combines todays technology with legendary performance and durability. Incoporating all the latest techonology such as the Propulsion Line Management System to S A-RB bearings, the new compact profile lineup of Baitrunners can handle nearly any live-bait application from the new small 4000 size for freshwater and inshore species to the large 12000 size for Bluewater.
  • Graphite Frame
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • S-Concept
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Dartainium II Drag WAshers (Cross Carbon)
  • Repairable Clicker
  • S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
  • Super Stopper Anti-Reverse
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Floating Shaft
  • Fluidrive II Gearing
5 Stars based on 32 reviews
By Peter
VERO BEACH, FL
Great reel
May 26, 2019
The only reels I ever buy anymore for inshore and light offshore use. Reasonably priced with the added versatility of the baitrunner feature. I find myself using it while re-rigging rods as well - its easier than flipping the bail open and shut while providing tension for tying knots.
By Cliff
San Diego
Excellent reel
April 5, 2019
I wss not sure if I would line this reel because I do not use live bait, I'm a cut bait and plastics fan personally. However I still find the baitrunner incredibly useful for those subtle biting fish.
ProsGreat multi purpose reel
Consspinfisher vi gives it a run for it's money
By Stephen
Portland Maine
Best live liner!
December 14, 2018
Love these reels! My third in different sizes and generations. When I’m feeling lazy and chunking or if bass are teasing the eels the Baitrunner feature is perfect. Easy maintenance, very well built!
ProsPrice point, consistency, Shimano!
ConsNone
By Stephen
Portland Maine
Classically reliable
November 26, 2018
Recently purchased an 8000 own the 4000 and 6000 older models. Extremely reliable and well made. Easy to maintain pleasure to fish.
ProsGreat price, history of reliability.
ConsNone.
By Les F.
08731
handle broke
July 11, 2018
I have all shimano reels from spinning to TDL 20 and TDL 15 and had no trouble until this one. The handle came off in my hand as I was reeling in a fish.
By JAMES L.
Ga
Go to rig for jigging snapper
May 24, 2018
Received quickly n used the following weekend. Does a number jigging the elusive American Red Snapper!!
ProsWork awesome
ConsNone
By Dave B.
BH NJ
Bait Runners......Incredible reels
November 29, 2017
I have 5 Baitrunners and they are all more then I could have ever expected!! Have the 1st series, 2nd series, and now what looks like their 3rd series in the BR line ups. I don't think there's a better live liner on the market for the price. BTW I sold all my Penn spinners and haven't looked back.
ProsDurability, function, and factory service.
By Bill
West Palm Beach, Florida
Great reel.
May 13, 2017
I already have a Shimano Baitrunner 4000 and Shimano Baitrunner 6000. Normally I avoid overly complex fishing gear because simplicity = reliability but the Shimanos have proven themselves in some extreme conditions while saltwater fishing. I bought the 12000 D because of my positive experience with the smaller Shimanos which have been seriously overworked by some large, tough, saltwater fish.
The fish lost the those fights all but one time. July 2016 I was night-fishing with the 6000 and got hit and lost 300 yards of line even though the drag was dialed down pretty tight. The 6000 reel still works just fine. I expect to avenge that loss with the 12000 D.
ProsReliable and tough + easy to operate.
ConsNone so far.
By Jw
Gulf of Mexico
Shimano!
January 26, 2017
Shimano replaces,any broken component after purchase. It's smooth and balanced well. I put mine on a shimano Terez, extra heavy duty, fast action rod.
ProsShimano repair plan is awesome! 20 bucks and they repair/replace or clean every component.
By Charles R.
Osterville, MA
Shimano Baitrunner 8000D
November 25, 2016
This is a very good reel - the drag is smooth and the range of resistance for the live bait function is very good. Easy positive bail operation and smooth retrieve. Had a great time catching stripers live lining pogies this fall around the Elizabeth Islands. Great value for the money.
By Gregory
Hingham, MA
Great Reel
August 17, 2016
Reel works excellent for live bait or casting plugs. heavy duty and has handled numerous 30+ lbs stripers since i bought it.
By Deven
NJ
Shimano baitrunner 8000d
April 22, 2016
Purchased one of these reels about a year back. I do mostly fluke and striped fishing with the reel and it's excellent. It's smooth has a pretty good drag and holds a decent amount of line. Although it's on the higher end price worth it's worth the extra money.
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
Great all around Surf Reel
March 24, 2016
I own 3 different sizes of the baitrunner (8,6 and 4K) and love them all. I use the 8k for chunking bait and the 6k when i am not sure if i will be tossing lures or want to sit back and relax with some bait. Some say the spool size might be a bit small but if you use braid in the 25 lb class it fits plenty. Hopefully Shimano never discontinues this amazing reel, i doubt they will.
By Craig
Ringwood, NJ
One of my Fav's
March 24, 2016
The Shimano baitrunner is one of my favorite all time reels. I use them not only on the boat but also on the surf and the baitrunner feature is amazing. I use this 8000 on my 12 foot surf rod that i use mostly for chunking bait, but also use the 6000 off the surf and the 4000 on the boat. Excellent value for such a quality fishing reel.
By Db
new york, NY
awesome
August 12, 2015
Awesome reel awesome price.
thisis seriously smooth smother than gosa
8 Questions & 8 Answers
Dennis Aucone
from New Jersey asked:
December 5, 2018
i am planning on useing this reel on a st croix 9 or 10 foot rod med power mod / fast action for use with bait and lures off the beach will this reel work for me or should i go with a 8000d what line cap useing 30 to 40 lb braid
1 Answers
We wont get a lot of line capacity with the 6000 using 40 pound braid with that said I would go for the 8000
Bernie
on December 5, 2018

Greg
from Valencia Ca asked:
May 27, 2017
What is the power pro line capacity on the 6000d
1 Answers
30/245 50/210 65/130
Bernie
on May 29, 2017

Pete
from Jupiter , FL asked:
March 4, 2017
I have a SARAGOSA rod SRS-66MH Will use it offshore with braid trolling, live bait flat line and bottom. Which Bait runner would be a good match? 4000D 6000D or 8000D
1 Answers
The Shimano 8000D would be a good reel to match with the SRS-66MH trolling live bait and bottom fishing. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Donald
on March 7, 2017

Michael
from Auburn, AL asked:
July 4, 2016
Do you have a recommendation for a 7 foot rod to go with this 6000D series reel? In the price range of $60 - $100? I just bought the 8000D combo from you with the Silver Hook series rod - TDSBS701MH 7ft TD Custom Rod...(TDA-0263)...Great rod for king mackerel, but a bit heavy for what I will do with the 6000D...I want something just a little bit lighter - I pier fish the gulf coast; snobbling live bait for spanish mackerel; redfish; bluefish and there is always a chance of hooking a king mackerel. Do you have a fast action version of the same rod I bought? or do I need to stick with the same rod or go down a notch to the TDA-0267 ?
1 Answers
The TDA-0267 is a little light. The Tsunami TSTSS-702M Trophy Surf Spinning Rod is heavier and could handle more weight for casting lures or bait.
Donald
on July 6, 2016

Patrick D.
from New Jersey asked:
November 27, 2015
In terms of a 7 foot boat rod, which rod would go perfectly with the Baitrunner 6000D for big bass and an occasional blue. I will be plugging, and snagging-and-dropping to the bottom for monster Striped Bass. I was thinking about a Shimano Teramar, but I'm not sure.
1 Answers
Teramar would be a great rod for that, as would a Terez or Terez Waxwing.
David
on November 30, 2015

Jim
from Frankfort, KY asked:
August 7, 2015
What size reel do you recommend for inshore saltwater live bait fishing, the 4000D or 6000D. Mainly fishing for sea trout, flounder, and reds. Would also cast lures with same reel? Thanks
1 Answers
Hello Jim. The 4000D would be just perfect for you. You would be able to fish the live bait as well as plugs with the same reel.
Brandon
on August 17, 2015

phil
from stroudsburg pa asked:
October 29, 2014
what is the best bait runner reel for surfcasting for big stripers and blue fish, the 4000, 6000, 8000 or 12000
1 Answers
The 6000 and 8000 size Baitrunner are great reels for catching big strippers and blue fish.
Customer Service
on October 30, 2014

Burns
from Charleston, SC asked:
June 19, 2012
what's a good rod for this reel? Thx
1 Answers
This is the rod that we would recommend to pair that reel up with. http://www.tackledirect.com/gloomglserli1.html
Customer Service
on June 21, 2012

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