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Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

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Max DragS A-RB Ball BearingsSUS BearingsGearRatioWeight
15314.8:113.4$129.99 USD
20314.8:120.8$139.99 USD
20314.8:120.8$149.99 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.

  • 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 20 reviews
By Jerry
May 6, 2019
Quality reel
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
July 9, 2018
Great reels
Have 3 now. Great for live lining.
By BoonsFarm
March 8, 2018
Great all around reel
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
August 24, 2016
Solid for the price
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.
By Kenneth L.
Quakertown, PA
March 27, 2016
Good Reel for Catfishing
Bottom fishing for any species requires you to let the bait sit on the bottom. The fish soon finds the bait and mouths it or swallows it then at its leisure swims off. Now you need the function of this reel, No! drag as the query departs and finishes his meal, then hook set.
ProsLower cost than standard bait runner.
By Jose
Calexico CA
March 25, 2016
The Best Reel for the Price !!!
Smooth like Silk and strong when required !!!
Excelent Quality and Finish !!
ProsVery Light and Excelent Drag system.
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
January 11, 2016
Very similar to baitrunner d
I think this reel is just as good as the baitrunner d performance wise just slightly cheaper
By Emery
Melrose, MA
January 1, 2016
Bang for your buck
I've used this reel surfcasting and on boats with success. It has a great value and just because it has a nice bait runner doesn't mean the other functions of the reel suffer. In fact, the reel is smooth and comfortable. Live lining bunker or mackerel woks great with the OC.
ProsValue Dependable Smooth
ConsShouldn't be exposed to salt water
By Db
new york, NY
May 9, 2015
bait runner
I was pondering between baitrunner d model and this reel.
eventually I bought both in diffrent sizes.
I like tyis oc version brter.. only bevause the color.
I hate goldy color on d model..
By david
May 5, 2015
awesome reel
this reel is great for live bait fishing offshore using live bait love the baitrunner feauture
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
April 22, 2015
this is a great reel for the money i just wish it had a better line capacity
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
April 18, 2015
Live Lining Reel
When I live-line Bunker, this is the reel I will use, it's a very sturdy reel for the money.
By Michael
Boynton Beach, FL
January 28, 2015
Great reel
Awesome for the money
By AnthonyV
Jupiter Fl
December 25, 2014
Love Shimano
I have owned Baitrunners for it seems like decades, this is the best model I have owned. I wouldn't hesitate to take it tuna fishing....
By Mike
Bridgewater, ma
October 21, 2014
Old Faithful
I've owned a few different model version of the prior incarnation to this reel and also purchased a larger model of this version. It's a solid, reliable reel for targeting striped bass & bluefish using either eels, mackeral or pogies.
ProsSolid construction Reliable live lining & locking mechnaism
ConsNone obvious to me yet
3 Questions & 3 Answers
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 Answers
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.
on February 13, 2019

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 Answers
The 10 foot Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with the 8000 baitrunner.
on January 30, 2019

from Stuart, FL asked:
July 9, 2014
Which Shimano bait runner OC works best with the extra heavy trevala rod?
1 Answers
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.
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