Shimano Baitrunner 8000D Spinning Reel

Shimano Baitrunner 8000D Spinning Reel

Price: $189.99
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$189.99 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 43 reviews
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.
ConsNONE
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.
ProsBait 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.
ConsNone 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.
ConsNone 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.
ProsGood drag, fairly smooth
ConsI 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
ProsIncredibly smooth Priced right
ConsNone
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.
ProsBoth 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!?
ProsA little lighter in weight than last reel
ConsNone at this time
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.
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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