The Shimano Baitrunner 8000D is a premium bait fishing reel that Shimano has honed with years of legendary craftsmanship. If you’re drifting live bait in large open waters like those around Port Philip Bay, Sydney Harbour or Darwin Harbour, the Baitrunner 8000D spinning reel will prove to be your best friend in landing big reds or mid-sized kings. No wonder this range has been the mainstay of Australia’s anglers for more than 20 years now.
Shimano has incorporated all of its superior engineering innovations into the Baitrunner 8000D. These include the a graphite frame and side plate that give strength without weight, an oversized Power Roller III bearing which minimizes line twist while casting or retrieving, shielded anti-rust ball bearings, a waterproof encapsulated drag that stays dry even if the reel is soaked, oversized Septon Grip that sits comfortably in your hand and doesn’t skid when wet, and machined aluminum handle for greater rigidity and strength.
Now for the Baitrunner concept. Put simply this ingenious system, invented many years ago by Shimano engineers, enables a spinning reel to be disengaged through the gears. This lets the fisherman set baits and livebaits with the reel in free-spool. Wary fish, when mouthing and taking the bait, do not feel any resistance and so carry on with the bite much more aggressively. The angler is then alerted by an alarm system, prompting him to set the hook by simply turning the handle or flicking the baitrunner lever. This re-engages the gears and drag system. Let the fight begin!
All in all, the Shimano Baitrunner 8000 D gives you an increased casting range, better line lay, reduced backlash, a higher max drag and wider range of settings than ever before. The line capacity and drag power is more than a match for line-burning, hard-fighting kings, snapper, mulloway, mackeral and barramundi.
Don't forget free freight for signed in Dinga Club members.
- 10 Year Shimano Warranty
- Propulsion Line Management System
- Baitrunner System Technology
- 9kg Max Drag Capacity
- Weighs Just 615 Grams!
***Includes 300m 40lb Dog Tooth Fluidcast green braid, valued at $49.99***
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