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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 8 reviews
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 Ben
Lake Worth, Florida
January 23, 2015
AWESOME
I have a baitrunner and it is absolutley my favorite reel that i have. It has great durability and good line capacity. Whenever the one i have now gets worn out i will definetley be buying a new one!
By Michael
,
January 22, 2015
Great reel
Awesome reel for offshore and inshore
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
July 28, 2014
Ultimate Snapper Reel.
If you were only allowed 1 reel for Snapper fishing in Victoria Australia the Baitrunner D 8000 or 12000 would be it.
The Shimano Baitrunner D series Reels are the Kings of the seas during our Snapper season, This statement would be shared by any seasoned Victorian Snapper Angler, it is also a fashion crime to be seen without one as you would definitely be the odd man out!
ProsThis Reel is a gift from the fishing Gods!
By JF
High Springs, FL
July 8, 2014
Smooth durable performance
I couldn't be happier with the 6000D after several outings. So far everything has performed seamlessly. The rear to front drag transition is an awesome feature. I just ordered a second combo of Star Rods Handcrafted Live Bait and the Shimano Baitrunner D.
By Sam
Seal Beach, CA
June 4, 2014
8000D Works For Me
I have been using the Baitrunner 8000D since it came out a few years ago and find it to be the best of all worlds. It is light enough for traveling, smooth operation for surf casting with enough drag for fish up to 40 lbs. only because I have not caught anything larger from shore. There is enough line capacity using Power Pro Braid 50 lbs.. This real has performed flawlessly every year with only minor care after each use.
ProsI liked this real so much I purchased a second real for my brother. Great value!
ConsNone experienced.
By Captain Dave Schwenk
Edgewater,Md.
May 3, 2014
Nice Reels
I bought four of these for livelining for stripers.They have smooth drags and have performed nicely so far.
13 Questions & 13 Answers
Dennis Aucone
from New Jersey asked:
December 15, 2018
i am new to saltwater fishing am a fresh water fisher and am looking to get in to salt water i am looking to pair this reel with a 9 or 10 foot rod for fishing from the beach throwing chunk bait or live bait i am all so going to be peir fishing with a 7 or 8 foot rod useing chunk bait or lures witch of these reels would work best and what rods can you recommend to pair with witch size reels for this type of fishing these are the average set ups for my area useing 30 or 40 lb braid
1 Answers
WIth the 10 foot rod I would pair it with the Shimano Ultegra ci4 5500 and for your pier setup a 6000 Penn clash would pair up with a 7 or 8 foot rod.
Bernie
on December 15, 2018

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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