Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

$139.99 - $159.99
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TD Code
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(inches)
Line
Capacity
Mono
Line Capacity
Power Pro
Max DragS A-RB Ball BearingsSUS BearingsGearRatioWeight
(oz)
Price
BTR4000OC
SHM-2643
288/240
10/200
12/160
15/270
20/190
40/145
15314.8:113.4$139.99 USD
BTR6000OC
SHM-2644
3510/300
12/265
16/170
30/245
50/210
65/130
20314.8:120.8$149.99 USD
BTR8000OC
SHM-2645
3614/295
17/250
20/195
40/295
50/290
65/180
20314.8:120.8$159.99 USD
The Shimano Baitrunner OC spinning reels are saltwater fishing reels made with XT-7 construction. They are durable and made to hold up for any saltwater fishing expeditions. These reels have baitrunner feature for live bait use.

Features:
  • Baitrunner system
  • Dyna balance
  • Oversized power roller
  • Propulsion line management system
  • Fluid drive 2 gearing system
  • Super Stopper II anti-reverse system
  • Direct Drive Mechanism (thread in handle)
  • Varispeed Oscillation System
  • Cold forged aluminum spool
4.5 Stars based on 31 reviews
By Jim
Wisconsin
Shimano BTR4000C Baitrunner reel
July 5, 2022
The reel is one of the smoothest bait feeder that I have.
By Jerome
Upstate New York
Terrific light reel with all the "Shimano" good
April 29, 2022
I've been using Shimano 4500 bait runners for years and years. I was looking for a smaller variation, to lighten the load when walking in the woods, in combination with 9 feet rods. This reel is exactly it. After using it for a month, I am very pleased with it and will order a couple more at some point.
Pros
  • The Shimano quality and sturdiness, the pleasant click-click-click when a fish takes off and when playing it, it all works great.
Cons
  • None
By Anthony
SAN BENITO, TX
Best bang for the buck
March 24, 2022
If you're looking for an offshore reel that won't break the bank this one is it. I love the baitrunner, very versatile. I've used mine for trolling, throwing live and cut bait. Work horse.
By Jim
Wisconsin
BTR 4000 reel
January 1, 2022
The reel is very smooth operating. The drags work smooth no stickiness
By moto
north bend
Solid reel by shimano
November 21, 2021
stays fishing. What more can you ask for? Shimano makes great reels
By Dean
Hawaii
Great reel
November 20, 2021
This is by far the best spinner you can use for live bait off a boat or kayak. It's cheap but reliable, holds enough line to allow long runs. I've been using the Gosa and Stradics, but they don't have the bait drag system. It's probably going to be my go to reel from now on. Shimano makes the best reels in my opinion. I tried a few Penn reels and the drag systems gets a bit touchy when the lines flying off the reel, and you need to put more drag on the fish.
Pros
  • Cheap if you can't afford it you shouldn't be fishing from a boat or kayak. Dependable. Shimano drag system works fine. Great for kayak fishing. Light.
Cons
  • 20 lb max drag needs a little more stopping power. 250 yds. Power pro V2 slick 8, needs more line space 30-40 lb tuna run deep and hard, the bigger one's snap leaders and get away. Can't handle salt water as good as the Gosa.
By marshall
chicago ilinois
great reel
November 6, 2021
i have four of them and will buy more. very strong reel
By Joe
newark, de
Not a knock-off
May 30, 2020
just like the original baitrunner D. Even though it's cheaper than the bait runner D, its just as good.
By costa
saco, ME
Amazing
April 15, 2020
The OC reel is a great reel that withstands lots of punishment. I fish mine every day and just rinse off with fresh water. Multiple seasons it is still smooth.
Pros
  • Live liner click is loud enough to wake you up from a nap.
Cons
  • spool capacity
By Michael
Blackwood, NJ
I love this reel
February 19, 2020
This is a great reel and I highly recommend it.
By Shane S.
Florida
Keys Surf fishing
October 13, 2019
I bought the 8000 oc for a shark surf rod. I got hooked into 2 this weekend . The 20 lbs of drag wasn't enough causing me to almost get spooled once. Both got away due to bent and broken hooks. Not blaming the reel at all . Guess I need a bigger reel and hooks. Other than that, the reel would be awesome for smaller fish.
Pros
  • Durable
  • Baitrunner feature is awesome
  • Has stood up very well to saltwater after 4 trips
Cons
  • Spool capacity
  • Low drag lbs
By Jerry
Texas
Quality reel
May 6, 2019
You get what you pay for. This is a nice reel I purchased for throwing into the wind without a backlash. First time out worked nice.
By Mike
MA
Great reels
July 9, 2018
Have 3 now. Great for live lining.
By BoonsFarm
adam.a.smith928@gmail.com
Great all around reel
March 8, 2018
I purchased this reel as a gift for my buddy’s first saltwater outfit. He does not get out often, and enjoys both casting and live bait so this will be perfect to cast rubber and small plugs, or live-line macks and herring for striper their season. Though small, it should have plenty of drag to stop keeper bass, with spool room fir plenty of braid. He’s psyched!
By Brian
Sanford, Florida
Solid for the price
August 24, 2016
Have had baitrunners for years. These models are solid for the price range and will pull in any fish you hook. Great for live bait and pitching, not a reel to bottom fish with.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Roger
from San Antonio, TX asked:
February 11, 2019
I have the BTR8000 that I was going to fill with 40 lb. test braid, Is it still necessary to put mono backing before filling it with braid ? if so are there spinning reels that don't require mono backing ?
1 Answer
Hello Roger, you wouldn't need mono backing. We'll tie a small knot put a strip of electrical tape over over the knot and the first couple layers of braid will bite down into that so the line won't slip on the spool.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 13, 2019

Roger
from San Antonio TX asked:
January 29, 2019
I have the Shimano BTR8000OC I'm thinking of purchasing the St. Croix Triumph 10 surf rod for it , good idea ? or do you recommend anything else in the same caliber as the St. Croix triumph 2 Pc. rod for my Shimano ?
1 Answer
The 10 foot Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with the 8000 baitrunner.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 30, 2019

PhilltheFish
from Tacoma, WA asked:
February 19, 2022
Can the spool from a BTR8000 be used on the BTR6000 reel ?
1 Answer
Yes, the BTR8000 spool does fit onto the BTR6000 reel.
Submitted by: KRAIG FRIEDMAN on February 22, 2022

Young
from New York NY asked:
December 11, 2021
Will baitrunner 4000 fit Shimano Trevala S?
1 Answer
Hi Young, The Shimano BTR4000OC Baitrunner OC Spinning Reel should fit on a Shimano Trevala S spinning rod with no issues. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on December 15, 2021

Dae
from NY asked:
May 14, 2021
I have a St Croix Mojo Jig 66MH that I want a reel for. I want to use it for live lining eels, herring, and other live bait for big stripers. I would prefer to use 50lb braid but 40lb braid is good too. 
1 Answer
That would pair well with the BTR8000OC .
Submitted by: Paul Olah on May 18, 2021

Pablo B Mata
from California asked:
December 5, 2020
i have shimano baitrunner oc 8000, what rod the best combo


1 Answer
If you plan on doing some surf fishing i would recommend a 10'-11'MH rated surf rod such as the St Croix Mojo Surf or Triumph Surf to pair with this 8000 size reel
Submitted by: Alex T on December 8, 2020

Seth
from Stuart, FL asked:
July 9, 2014
Which Shimano bait runner OC works best with the extra heavy trevala rod?
1 Answer
Either the 6000 or 8000. It comes down to the amount of line you need. They both will offer the same amount of drag, but the 8000 gives you more line capacity.
Submitted by: Customer Service on July 10, 2014

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