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Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reels

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reels

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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
BTR4000D
SHM-1550
8/240
10/200
12/160
15/270
20/190
40/145
4.8:128in15lb2.0lb3113.5oz$169.99 USD
BTR6000D
SHM-1551
10/300
12/265
16/170
30/245
50/210
65/130
4.8:135in20lb2.0lb3120.1oz$179.99 USD
BTR8000D
SHM-1552
14/295
17/250
20/195
40/295
50/290
65/180
4.8:136in20lb2.0lb3121.7oz$189.99 USD
BTR12000D
SHM-1553
12/550
16/350
20/265
50/505
65/310
80/230
4.4:137in25lb2.0lb3130.0oz$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 28 reviews
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
By Steve
Middletown, DE
March 10, 2015
THE surf bait reel
I've been a Baitrunner user since high school, and still have two of the 4500Bs that I use regularly. I'm steadily upgrading my 4500's to the 6000Ds as I like them and the others have been in service for almost 10 years. I've never had a problem mechanically with this reel, and with annual maintenence and washing with fresh water thoroughly after each use, I don't think I will ever have problems. I use this reel with 30 lb Power Pro super slick and it'll catch just about anything in the east coast surf. If you are on the fence about moving to Shimano or you have never used a baitrunner, you need to give this reel a shot. There is nothing like looking over and seeing your rod bent over and hearing the baitrunner screaming!
ProsBaitrunner Feature Smooth Drag Line Capacity
ConsWill collect sand, but easily washable
By WILLIAM
HAYES, VA
March 8, 2015
Best Baitrunner on the Market
Great reel for live bait and casting top water baits.
12 Questions & 12 Answers
Kevin Curbow
from Tyler, Texas asked:
January 16, 2018
I€™m considering getting one of these to put on a 7€™ St. Croix Mojo Cat rod, would you recommend the 4000 or 6000? I€™m leaning toward the 4000 since it is smaller and lighter. I will be using this setup mainly for carp.
1 Answers
I think the 4000 would pair up nicely with the St.Croix Mojo cat rod, my only concern is will the 15 pounds of drag handle the size carp your catching for that reason alone I would consider the 6000D.
Bernie
on January 18, 2018

AB
from NJ asked:
October 30, 2017
What size and brand rod would you recommend to pair with 6000D for snag and drop fishing from a boat?
1 Answers
I would suggest the Shimano Teramar model number TMSE70H.
Devon
on October 31, 2017

Jim
from Frankfort, KY asked:
August 27, 2017
I recently purchased the Shimano 8000 Baitrunner D from TD. How many yards of 30 lb braid will this reel hold? I cannot find this information anywhere specific to that lb test. Thanks again
1 Answers
Shimano does not provide the maximum line capacity for 30 lb braid on the 8000. You can count on getting around 320 yards.
Devon
on August 28, 2017

James Fernandez
from Naples Fl asked:
June 12, 2017
I'm pairing this reel with a star aerial 15-30 7 ft rod for live bait fishing. Mostly for the Gulf beaches and inshore stuff, big Snook & Tarpon what size mono and or braid would you recommend?
1 Answers
The Shimano 6000D would be a great choice to use with 40 lb braid for the application the combo will be used for.
Donald
on June 15, 2017

Bill Lees
from Ont asked:
January 6, 2017
I'm thinking about buying a St. Croix Legend 8 ft. surf rod. I would like to pair it up with a 6000 Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel for surf fishing and inshore. Would this be a good match? Thanks. Bill. We sent an earlier e-mail but forgot to mention the brand name St. Croix.
1 Answers
The St Croix Legend 8 ft would pair well with the 6000 Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel for surf fishing.
Donald
on January 7, 2017

mike
from LA asked:
October 24, 2015
The st croix legend surf 7' new model €€ would that team up with the 4000 or would it be to small? Lure / spinners salt and some freshwater fishing are what I would use this for.
1 Answers
That rod and reel should pair up together great. A 4000 size reel is generally the size that I would put on a light saltwater and freshwater rod.
David
on October 26, 2015

mike
from LA asked:
October 19, 2015
I would like to put one of these onto a St croix Legend 7' spinning rod what size would you recommend for size / balance etc?
1 Answers
I would most likely go with the 4000 size, but that also depends which Legend you are using because there are a few different sizes. For inshore rods, I would definitely go with the 4000.
David
on October 19, 2015

Todd
from Bassville asked:
July 22, 2015
What is the difference between Baitrunner OC and D series?
1 Answers
The D series has one more ball bearing. Other than that the only real difference is the color of the real.
David
on July 24, 2015

Brian
from OC asked:
April 27, 2015
Can you use 20lb braided line on the 6000D, or is the minimum 30lb?
1 Answers
Hello Brian. You can absolutely use 20 pound line on that reel. The numbers you see in the descriptions are merely to give you an idea of how much line each size reel will hold. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on April 28, 2015

john lo bello
from toms river nj asked:
April 2, 2015
does the lever on the back allows the real to free spool and than when a strike occurs you just flip the lever to engage
1 Answers
Hello John. When you get a hit, you simply crank the handle and that sends the lever forward and disengages free spool allowing the spool to operate normally. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Customer Service
on April 2, 2015

Damian
from doindahammerdance@gmail.com asked:
July 7, 2014
What is the warranty on shimano reels
1 Answers
Shimano has a 1 year limited warranty.
Customer Service
on July 7, 2014

STEPHEN POTTS
from swaziland asked:
September 9, 2012
Can you use the reel in saltwater?
1 Answers
Yes, it was designed for saltwater use.
Customer Service
on September 9, 2012

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