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Shimano BTR8000OC Baitrunner OC Spinning Reel

Shimano BTR8000OC Baitrunner OC Spinning Reel

Price: $149.99
Model
TD Code
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(inches)
Line
Capacity
Mono
Line Capacity
Power Pro
Max DragS A-RB Ball BearingsSUS BearingsGearRatioWeight
(oz)
Price
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 17 reviews
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 Lennon Jr.
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.
ConsCost
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.
ConsNon
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
Miami
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
money
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
By angler management
jupiter, fl
August 30, 2014
nice price point bait runner
we have caught some BIG fish n the 8000 model, nice performance and weight. this is the best one since the old "B" series.
By Steven
Melbourne, Victoria
July 28, 2014
Great Reel.
A legendary Shimano Baitrunner design, I have used them In various forms for over a decade. Arguably the best Snapper reel for free spooling soft biting Snapper as it allows them to take the bait then you strike when they have fully taken the bait. This reel is the reel of choice for any serious Snapper angler in Victoria.
ProsThis particular model offers great value for money features.
By Chris
Milton, New York
March 8, 2014
Classic style baitrunner
This is well worth the money. Reel is smooth and performs great. It is very close to the classic bait runner style like the model B.
Proswell made, very affordable, quality is worth the money spent.
By Sovang
Havelock, NC
October 13, 2013
Smooth, Great Price
This reel spools the line on the spool very nicely, which helps with a good cast. I love the bait runner system. Helps when i have a fish on the line and I am not trying to spook them. Also saves the rod from flying into the water if pier fishing.
ProsSmooth reeling, Smooth casting. Silent, great price
ConsNone.
By Michael
Bridgewater, ma
October 7, 2013
Reliable as ever
I've had the older version of this reel for many years. I frequently take out family & friends on my boat who do not fish regularly so needed a 2nd 'live lining' set up. I've bounced eels off bottom as well as letting scup & mackeral swim freely. The reel is smooth and powerful when it's time to set the hook.
ProsSmooth Powerful Line capacity
ConsNone
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Peter Russo
from NJ asked:
April 18, 2015
how much line of 40 lb. powerpro can I put on it
Hello Peter. You can fit approximately 295 yards of 40 pound Power Pro on this reel. Please feel free to contact us if you have any more questions!
Brandon
on April 20, 2015

brian
from ny asked:
October 16, 2013
12000oc model avaidable
The Baitrunner OC is only available in the 4000 6000 and 8000. The Baitrunner 12000 is available in the D series reels.
Customer Service
on October 19, 2013

 
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