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Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

Shimano Baitrunner OC Spinning Reels

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Model
TD Code
Retrieve
(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$129.99 USD
BTR6000OC
SHM-2644
3510/300
12/265
16/170
30/245
50/210
65/130
20314.8:120.8$139.99 USD
BTR8000OC
SHM-2645
3614/295
17/250
20/195
40/295
50/290
65/180
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.

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 20 reviews
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.
By Kenneth L.
Quakertown, PA
Good Reel for Catfishing
March 27, 2016
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.
ConsCost
By Jose
Calexico CA
The Best Reel for the Price !!!
March 25, 2016
Smooth like Silk and strong when required !!!
Excelent Quality and Finish !!
ProsVery Light and Excelent Drag system.
ConsNon
By andre
Boynton beach, FL
Very similar to baitrunner d
January 11, 2016
I think this reel is just as good as the baitrunner d performance wise just slightly cheaper
By Emery
Melrose, MA
Bang for your buck
January 1, 2016
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
bait runner
May 9, 2015
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
Miami
awesome reel
May 5, 2015
this reel is great for live bait fishing offshore using live bait love the baitrunner feauture
By cristian
Lake worth, FL
money
April 22, 2015
this is a great reel for the money i just wish it had a better line capacity
By Margaret
Poughkeepsie, NY
Live Lining Reel
April 18, 2015
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
Great reel
January 28, 2015
Awesome for the money
By AnthonyV
Jupiter Fl
Love Shimano
December 25, 2014
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
Old Faithful
October 21, 2014
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
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 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.
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 Answers
The 10 foot Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod would pair well with the 8000 baitrunner.
Bernie
on January 30, 2019

Seth
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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