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Shimano 8000D Baitrunner fishing reel

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Product Description

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Fishing Reel – 8000D Model

Baitrunner 8000 D Spinning Reel - If you chase big reds or drift live bait for mid sized kings then this reel is for you, perfect for those larger open waters like Sydney Harbour, Port Phillip Bay or Darwin Harbour plenty of line capacity for most line burning fish, enough drag power to stop hard fighting kings. Still subtle enough that a fish mouthing your bait won’t feel the drag pressure in the bait runner mode. (Comparable size is slightly larger than the original 4500 bait runner)

For over 20 years Shimano baitrunner reels have been a mainstay of anglers Australia wide! Engineered to be a solid work horse and give faultless operation especially when that big fish is on the other end of the line.

The Shimano Baitrunner D Series spinning reel has all the features that made the original bait runners great plus heaps more.

The Shimano Baitrunner D series fishing reels give you the confidence of a proven drive train and handle activated auto-return baitrunner feature. But the reel now incorporates all of the latest Shimano technology such as the Propulsion Line Management System, S A-RB bearings and ARC Spool

What’s this means is even better cast ability, line lay, reduced backlash and much, much more, add to this more comfortable grips, a higher max drag and a wider range of Baitrunner settings than before. All this in a sleek new profile and with an increased size range.


ModelMono Cap(kg/m)Power Pro Braid Cap (lbs/m)Gear RatioRetrieve cm Per CrankBearingsDrag Power kg
BTR4000D 4/219 15/240 4.8/1 71 3+1 7
BTR6000D 5/274 30/245 4.8/1 89 3+1 9
BTR8000D 6/270 40/295 4.8/1 91 3+1 9
BTR12000D 7/320 50/500 4.6/1 93 3+1 12

Features and Specifications

Shimano 10 Year Warranty - All Shimano reels come with a 10 year warranty against defects in material or faulty workmanship.

Graphite Frame and Side plate - Strength without the weight

Propulsion Line Management System - A complete line management system that includes a Unique spool lip design that reduces friction during casts, also known as AR-C Spool management and a One piece bail wire to allow trouble free line travel to the Power Roller. A Special bail trip mechanism that helps reduce premature bail arm closures. S-Arm Cam that keeps the line in constant contact with the line roller. This system provides longer cast and minimizes backlash and wind knots.

Power Roller III - An Oversized line roller bearing designed to minimize excessive line twist from casting and retrieving

Varispeed Oscillation - Is an oval oscillation gear which alters the speed of the oscillation cam to provide a consistent spool speed. This results in a more even line lay that in turn produces better cast ability and line manageability. Also stops the dreaded problem of line accumulating at the top or bottom of the spool.

Oversized Septon Grips - Comfortable handle grip designed to sit nicely in the hand.

WP Drag (Waterproof Drag) - A encapsulated drag so it stays dry ! Even if the reel gets a soaking.

Machined Aluminium Handle - Aluminium handle for greater strength, rigidity and durability

Dartainium II Drag Washers -Easy drag start up and higher drag pressure.

S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings - Bearings that are a almost 10 times more corrosion resistant than a standard stainless steel bearings.

Super Stopper II -Super strong roller clutch anti reverse system that provides virtually zero back play in the reel

Dyna-Balance - A revolutionary design concept by Shimano that eradicates wobble during the retrieve this is attained by counterbalancing the rotor. The added benefit is increased smoothness and sensitivity

Floating Shaft - The main shaft travels through a bearing system, so it is almost feels like it’s on floating on air this helps boosts smoothness and longevity by minimising friction

Fluidrive II Gearing - Creates a smoother more powerful retrieve. This is achieved by higher tolerances and quality control during manufacturing.

The Shimano Baitrunner D Series Spinning Reels - Continuing the tradition of Legendary Performance and Durability incorporation the best of today’s technology.

Fishing Rod suggestions

The Baitrunner D 8000 will fishing reel will suit a large range of fishing rods however if you are stuck or have no idea, just a few suggestions of fishing rods that this particular fishing reel will suit are:

  • Ugly Stick Gold Fishing Rods - Boat spinning rods
  • Shimano Starlo Classix Fishing Rod 701 snapper rod
  • Live Fibre RLF 8 Fishing Rod
  • Uglystik 10 foot fishing rod
  • Shimano Aerowave series rods

To find these fishing rods on our website simply use the search tool located on the top of our website. If you have trouble finding them or wish to obtain further advise feel welcome to contact us from any of the methods found on our ‘contact us’ page.

Note: Image is for illustration purposes only. There may be some differences in actual reel to that you receive such as for example the handle may differ from image shown.

If you are after a great quality baitrunner fishing reel that is not going to cost the earth then try a Shimano Baitrunner D Fishing Reel.

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