The Shimano Baitrunner D BTR8000D Spinning Reel is kind of a jack of all trades – anglers everywhere will find this reel perfectly suited for either big surf fishing with large cut baits, or traditional boat fishing tossing pitch baits at large, powerful predatory fish. The baitrunning system on this reel is state of the art – featuring a dexterous switch that easily engages a controlled free spool which is perfect for live or dead bait approaches. The spool tension is controlled by a separate drag knob at the back of the reel which you can adjust based on the size and power of your live bait. Anglers here in the Northeast love this reel for snag and drop bunker fishing, or even drifting live porgies across structure for giant stripers. The BTR8000D is responsible for many nice tarpon catches as well, and 20# of powerful drag is ideal for stopping moderately sized silver kings. The CF Cold Forged Aluminum spool of the 8000D is braid ready, and will hold over 300 yards of 50# braid. You’ll love the Fluidrive II system, which features a large polished master gear to drastically improve the efficiency of the retrieve. Additionally, the Shimano Baitrunner D BTR8000D Spinning Reel features 3 Shielded A-RB ball bearings that add to the overall smoothness of the reel.
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