Shimano BM9000A BeastMaster Electric Reel

Shimano BM9000A BeastMaster Electric Reel

New for 2020, the BeastMaster 9000A features an upgraded GigaMax Motor that achieves 10% more winding power than its predecessor.

Price: $1,399.99
TD Code
RetriveGear RatioMax Winding SpeedBraid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightElectricityPrice
Right Hand3.1:1165m/min50/1800
1455lb52.4oz12V DC$1,399.99 USD

Upgraded to provide additional power and enhanced functionality, the Shimano BM9000A BeastMaster Electric Reel is Shimano's premier power assist reel for deep dropping. Featuring an enhanced version of the brushless GigaMax Motor that gave the original BeastMaster its reputation for unwavering power, the BM9000A achieves 10% more winding power than its predecessor. With a maximum winding power of 290lbs and a staggering 55lbs of maximum drag pressure, the BeastMaster 9000A is capable of going toe-to-toe with biggest, baddest monsters of the deep. Incorporating a Thermo Adjust Drag system that provides a 50% heat reduction, along with Heat Free System II that allows any built up heat to release through the side vents within the reel’s side plate, the BeastMaster 9000A is masterfully designed to withstand the punishment of multi-hour battles with giant tuna or swordfish. Normally reels with this type of power and capabilities are extremely heavy and cumbersome, while the BM9000A weighs in at only 52.4oz and is easily maneuvered around your boat after the initial hook up. Whether you are kite fishing, deep dropping for tilefish and other deep water dwellers, or even daytime swordfishing, the BeastMaster 9000A is up to the challenge.

Shimano Technology Found In Shimano BM9000A BeastMaster Electric Reels:

  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • E-Exciting Drag Sound - Produces an audible drag sound in place of a mechanical clicker to provide the angler better feedback when a fish makes a run.
  • GigaMax Motor - A brushless motor design that provides the angler with extraordinary torque, high speeds, and supreme durability.
  • Thermo Adjust Drag - A control function designed to suppress abnormal heat generation of the drag so as to maintain stable drag performance. If the drag slips while the motor of the electric reel is on, the gear will idle and cause an abnormal heat generation in the drag portion. In order to suppress this heat generation, when the drag is slipping, the motor speed is automatically reduced.
  • Heat Free System II - Dissipates motor heat through vents in the reel's side plate to ensure the GigaMax Motor delivers peak power all day long and does not overheat.
  • Fine Dot LCD - Ultra-Clear LCD Screen remains easily readable even in full sunlight.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By David
Fairbanks, AK
March 3, 2021
Smooth, powerful and nicely designed. Manual is a little confusing (apparently was translated from Japanese or written by a non-native English speaker), but "over and over till we learn!"

I did "modify" the power cable by removing the alligator clips and installing a Marinco plug so I can simply plug into my Scotty downrigger power ports--don't have to worry about having the battery compartment open, and the plug locks in. The factory may not approve, but it works great!
By Joseph
Huntington , NY
Great Electric
April 30, 2020
I actually have the previous model. The new version has increased power. Reel is really well built, has a powerful drag and is a great option to get into some deep dropping without breaking he bank with some of the other products on the market. Really easy to use and program.
By ChuckD
Clayton, NC
Feature Rich
April 10, 2020
If you’re looking for maximum features for your electric and deep drop needs, this reel will satisfy your wild fishing boat captain imagination. This reel has more features than my microwave! Pricey little bugger!
ProsFeature above and beyond rich. Great color scheme
ConsCost, clench factor if something goes wrong with it
6 Questions & 6 Answers
Thomas Woelfel
from CA asked:
February 18, 2020
Does it come with a power source?

If not, how is it powered  ... boat battery?

Does Shimano make a battery or someone else?

1 Answer
Hello Thomas, the BM9000A comes equipped with alligator clips and is powered by a 12 volt marine deep cycle battery. Manufactures such as optima and Interstate batteries will work for the BM9000a
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on February 19, 2020

Pedro Delgado
from Little Rock, AR asked:
February 7, 2020
Are manual and on screen instructions in English or is this the Japanese version.

1 Answer
It will have an English screen instruction.
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on February 8, 2020

Donald maltby
from North Palm Beach Fla. asked:
January 13, 2021
I am considering this reel for planer fishing and also deep droppping. Can I use for both and is it appropriate for planer fishing ? Target is wahoo and other pelagics
1 Answer
Yes, this reel can be used for both wahoo fishing and deep dropping. 
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 14, 2021

from Big pine key fl asked:
January 6, 2021
Can this be used for trolling with weights on for wahoo and also for swordfish 
1 Answer
Yes, this reel would work well for both applications.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on January 7, 2021

from Great NW asked:
November 20, 2020
Can you switch from meters to ft?

Or is meters only?

1 Answer
This reel measures in Meters only
Submitted by: Alex T on November 24, 2020

from Miami asked:
March 30, 2020
Is the depth in feet or meters? 
1 Answer
Depth is displayed in meters.
Submitted by: Brian on April 1, 2020


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