Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reels
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Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reels

Shimano's newly redesigned Baitrunner "D" series reels have undergone the most drastic changes since their original conception in 1989. Have no fear, Shimano's R&D team changes have made an old favorite even better.

A new sharp color scheme, oversized and super ergonomic Septon handle are vast improvements over its predecessor.

Baitrunner D reels now feature Shimano's S concept design. Smooth, silent, and strong operation, with a water resistant Dartanium II drag system that can handle serious abuse from big fish.

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Additional Features & Info

Each Baitrunner D has features proven on other high-end spinning reels such as Varispeed oscillation for better line lay, SR one-piece bail wire, Dyna-balancing and three shielded A-RB ball bearings. The addition of the Super Stopper Anti-Reverse eliminates slop and backplay allowing for rock solid "eye- crossing" hook sets.


  • Graphite Frame
  • Graphite Sideplate
  • Propulsion Line Management System: Propulsion Spool Lip, S-Arm Cam, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power Roller III
  • Varispeed Oscillation
  • S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam, Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In Handle Attachment), Oversized Septon Grips for Power and Comfort, WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross Carbon)
  • Repairable Clicker
  • S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball Bearings
  • Super Stopper Anti-Reverse
  • Dyna-Balance
  • Floating Shaft
  • Fluidrive II Gearing
  • Approved for use in Saltwater
  • Rated for use with Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines


Model   SHM-BTR4000D   SHM-BTR6000D  SHM-BTR8000D   SHM-BTR12000D 
Line Retrieve Per Crank(in.)  28  35  36  37 
Mono Line Capacity (lb/yds)  8/240 10/200 12/160   10/300 12/265 16/170   14/295 17/250 20/195   12/550 16/350 20/265 
Power Pro Line Capacity (lb/yds)  15/270 20/190 40/145   30/245 50/210 65/130   40/295 50/290 65/180  50/505 65/310 80/230 
Max Reel Drag (lb)  15.0   20.0   20.0   25.0 
Max Baitrunner Drag (lb)  2.0   2.0   2.0   2.0 
A-RB Ball Bearings 
Gear Ratio  4.8:1   4.8:1   4.8:1   4.8:1 
Weight (oz)  13.5   20.1   21.7  30.0 
BRAND: Shimano
Type: Spinning Reels
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Great Improvement

By Fishoholic

from warren RI

Verified Reviewer


  • Smooth
  • Well balanced


    Best Uses

    • Casting Plugs
    • Chunking
    • Live baiting

    Comments about Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reels:

    I was always a big baitrunner fan and didn't think shimano could make it any better. Then the D series came along and blew me any. SUPER smooth cast, cranking and drag. Plus the baitrunner feature lets me put my rod in the holder and not worry about loosing the fish.

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