Shimano Baitrunner 8000D Spinning Reel

Shimano Baitrunner 8000D Spinning Reel

Price: $199.99
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
BTR8000D
SHM-1552
14/295
17/250
20/195
40/295
50/290
65/180
4.8:136in20lb2.0lb3121.7oz$199.99 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 47 reviews
By David
Cunningham, TN
Excellent Reel!
August 29, 2022
The construction is rock solid, exactly what you expect from Shimano. There is plenty of drag on this real. An excellent addition to my surf fishing arsenal!
Pros
  • Construction
  • Drag
By Stacy
Maryland
Best reel of it's type
March 9, 2022
the baitrunner is the absolute best reel in it's class. Smooth drag, great range of sizes. I own two 4000s, one 6000, and a 12000. Would buy one again without hesitation. Have landed everything from 10 lb channel cats to 6 ft lemon sharks, no problems
Pros
  • the baitrunner function is fantastic for bait fishing, even live bait with proper adjustments. Very smooth drag.
Cons
  • none
By Pyro C.
Snyder, TX
The OG bait fishing Spinning reel
January 18, 2022
These were originally designed by Shimano for Carp fisherman back in the 80's. It didn't take long before ALL bait fisherman realized the potential and great design and soon they were used world-wide for not only Carp but Saltwater and Freshwater species alike. There have since been many companies replicate the design and they work great as well, but Shimano will always be the Baitrunner kings in my eyes.
By Pyro C.
Snyder, TX
Excellent Reels
January 6, 2022
I love my Penn equipment but when it comes to baitfeeder type reels Shimano sets the bar in my book. These things were originally designed for Carp fishing but the Salty guys and us Catfishing fanatics know they kick butt for any kind of bait fishing.
By BILL
BECKLEY WEST VA
GREAT REEL AT A GOOD PRICE.
September 13, 2021
GREAT REEL. THIS IS MY SECOND 6000D AND I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM WITH EITHER ONE. CASTS GREAT AND RETRIEVES QUICKLY AND SMOOTH. THE SECONDARY DRAG [BAIT RUNNER] FEATURE IS A PLUS.
Cons
  • NONE
By Matt
,
Great Reel
September 9, 2021
This reel is great for everything from reef to offshore. I love mine.
By Tim L.
Phoenixville PA
Shimano 6000D
September 3, 2021
This is absolutely the finest reel I have ever owned for surf fishing or other types of boat fishing. The bait runner is great and it's also durable and an all out great reel. I have over 26 setups in my basement of rod and reel combos and this reel is by far the best. I have 3 of them, 2 for me and one for my wife! Great Purchase, and Tackle Direct stands by it's product.
Pros
  • Bait Runner feature works better than any others. Attractive reel, if you are one of those people who dig what they are using. Casts like no other with 30 lb or 20 lb braid.
Cons
  • None that I can see
By John S.
New York
Great reel for Surf Fishing
September 1, 2021
This is the second , same model, reel that I have owned. Excellent reel for surf fishing the Carolina Coast. Never experienced any problems. I love this reel. Am getting ready to teach my grandson to surf fish and will purchase this model for him, as well.
Cons
  • None noted.
By Daniel
portsmouth, RI
Great product !
July 19, 2021
This is a great all around reel! Quality parts stand up to the harsh New England saltwater environment. Drag system handles large blues and bass with ease.
Pros
  • -Light weight
  • -Smooth retrieve
By Jeffrey H.
Port Aransas TX
You get a good real
March 5, 2021
I live in south Texas by Port Aransas. I fish the flats out here a lot. Have the reel to throw out some crab for red fish or black drum. This reel does a good job. Happy with the reel.
Pros
  • Good drag, fairly smooth
Cons
  • I would like to see them update this model. Just a wish, it's a good reel
By Stripermikenj
Southampton pa
Top quality
November 26, 2020
This is a great all around reel for almost any inshore fish in New Jersey!!! From bottom fishing to live lining for striper
Pros
  • Incredibly smooth
  • Priced right
Cons
  • None
By Kevin
Brooklyn, New York
Decent baiting reel
November 19, 2020
This baitrunner reel is pretty decent with enough drag power to pull some big fishes.
By Eddie
Hobe Sound, FL
Simply Awesome
July 13, 2020
First time using my new Shimano baitrunner 1200 and landed a 30 lb blackfin tuna. Great battle and the reel performed flawlessly. A gamechanger using live pilchards down here in south FL.
Pros
  • Both main and live line drags are very smooth.
By Kenny
,
Must have reel for my lefties out there
November 18, 2019
So you want a conventional that’s quality in appearance and performance except it turns out they only come in righty most of the time. Look no further this reel is designed for you to have that live-bait running type reel so the fish doesnt feel tension when they run with your bait. The best part it’s a spinning reel that is from a quality company that has a great if not one of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced from
By Stan
Rhode Island
Shimano 6000D
October 28, 2019
Love the new reel! Second cast, I was rewarded with an 8lb blue fish. Many bass have been caught with it and it performed flawless. Perfect pairing with my new surf rod!?
Pros
  • A little lighter in weight than last reel
Cons
  • None at this time
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Andres Vargas
from Cali, Colombia asked:
August 25, 2015
How many yards of power pro 80 lb can I put in this reel. I am going after Cuberas and need heavy line on it.
1 Answer
This reel will hold 150 yards or less of that strength line. If you need more line than that, I would recommend considering a bigger reel.
Submitted by: David on August 26, 2015

FRANK T
from RI asked:
April 14, 2015
WHATS SPINNIG ROD BY SHIMNO RECOMENDED FOR THIS REEL
1 Answer
Frank, To answer the question that reel would be great on a Shimano Terez spanning rod. To better answer your question and to get you the perfect rod in that line what type of fishing will you be doing such as jigging, casting, live bait/ chunk-ing and for what type of fish.
Submitted by: Frank on April 14, 2015

Jim
from Cape May, NJ asked:
October 24, 2013
Is the 8000D too big for surf fishing (stripers, shark, etc.)?
1 Answer
The 8000D would be a good size for surf fishing. You would have plenty of drag as well as line capacity to handle such fish.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 29, 2013

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