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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 30 reviews
By Stephen
Portland Maine
December 14, 2018
Best live liner!
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
November 26, 2018
Classically reliable
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 Ferrullo
08731
July 11, 2018
handle broke
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 D LOVE
Ga
May 24, 2018
Go to rig for jigging snapper
Received quickly n used the following weekend. Does a number jigging the elusive American Red Snapper!!
ProsWork awesome
ConsNone
By Dave B
BH NJ
November 29, 2017
Bait Runners......Incredible reels
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
May 13, 2017
Great reel.
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
January 26, 2017
Shimano!
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
November 25, 2016
Shimano Baitrunner 8000D
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
August 17, 2016
Great Reel
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
April 22, 2016
Shimano baitrunner 8000d
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
March 24, 2016
Great all around Surf Reel
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
March 24, 2016
One of my Fav's
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
August 12, 2015
awesome
Awesome reel awesome price. thisis seriously smooth smother than gosa
By david
lake worth, FL
May 7, 2015
Great reel
awesome reel for small offshore fish and big snook at spillways on live bait
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
May 3, 2015
great reel
this reel is awesome the only problem is it has absolutely no line capacity
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 Answers
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.
David
on August 26, 2015

FRANK T
from RI asked:
April 14, 2015
WHATS SPINNIG ROD BY SHIMNO RECOMENDED FOR THIS REEL
1 Answers
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.
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 Answers
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.
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