Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1)

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1)
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 5 stars
  • Spectacular

  • Quality
    Editor: 97%

  • Design
    Editor: 96%

  • Price
    Editor: 92%

Review Summary:

Let’s have a look inside Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) to find out the great advanced technology applied in, then you find it is your perfect choice

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) is an updated version of the Shimano’s classic live bait reel. The advanced technology applied in the baitrunner D allow the natural moving of the bait thanks to the free spooling with closed bail created by a secondary drag system.

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) is most suitable as a offshore spinning reelfor both left hand and right hand retrieve with some breath-taking structures like the Management System of Propulsion Line, a frame made of graphite and cold forged aluminium, the instant anti-reverse Stopper and so on.

Let’s have a look inside this review to understand more about this kind of reel and if you find it convenient, you can purchase for one fishing reel of your choice at our website

Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1)

Product Details

  • Capacity of the Line: 12/550, 16/350 and 20/265, in other words: 6kg/146m (Monofilament) 40lb/145m(Braid).
  • Maximum Drag: 25 Pounds or 7 kg.
  • 3 Ball Bearings as well as 1 Roller Bearing.
  • Gear Ratio: 4.8:1 or 74cm/crank.
  • Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) has weight: 30 Ounces or 385 g.
  • Free spooling with the bail closed owing to a Secondary drag system
  • Propulsion Line Management System
  • Shielded A-RB ball bearings
  • Full S Concept design
  • Fluidrive II gearing
  • Varispeed oscillation
  • Instant Stopper with anti-reverse property.
  • Dartainium dual drag

Appealing Features:

With an impressive appearance, Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) overwhelms all of its predecessor. Most of customers choose the reel almost in the first time looking at it because of the impression of the large size, ergonomic handle and a new sharp color design.

The Baitrunner D owns the best features of thecollection of Baitrunners owing to the new Shimano technology and design combined with the traditional advantages of the old models.

There are a variety of New Shimano Baitrunner D models for the choice of customers like the 4000D and 6000D models suitable for catching the Snappers with the use of unweighed Lillie and squid bait, and the new 8000D as well as 12000D models giving ways to anglers who intend to catch fish in saltwater or some kinds of fish like pelagic gamefish.

Whether the model you choose, you will have tons of good facilities such as a water-proof drag system, cold-forged aluminium spool,lightweight and strong graphite frame and sideplateswith metallic black finish, Vari-Speed oscillation, Super Stopper II Anti-Reverse, Dyna-Balance and propulsion line management system containing Propulsion Spool Lip, S-Arm Cam, SR One-Piece Bail Wire and Power Roller III in order that your reel can cope with the increasing popularity of using such reels with braided super lines.

Besides, the smoothness, silence and strong operation of the reel with a water resistant Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross Carbon) system that can handle serious abuse from big fish are highly evaluated by customers.

Some other good features:

  • 4 Shielded A-RB Ball Bearings.
  • S-Concept comprising S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam, Thread-In Handle, Oversized – Septon Grips for Power and Comfort and Waterproof Drag.
  • Machined Aluminum Handle
  • A Repairable Clicker
  • Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) has A Floating Shaft
  • A Fluidrive II Gearing
  • Suitable for use in Saltwater
  • Recommended for use with lines of Mono, Fluorocarbon and PowerPro.
  • Machined Aluminium Handle

Pros and Cons:


  • Superior quality,great action and performance compared to other models of reels.

It brings about the feeling of smoothness and good balance in operation. It also works well in combination with some other models.

  • A multifunctional, strong and lightweight fishing reel, especially the 4000D model that can handle the braid perfectly and give a strong drag. When it is combined with the right rod, there will be no need for any special rigs.

It can operate decently for casting, flat-lining and jiggling both inshore and offshore, on and off the boat, bottom and drift fish, with live or dead baits. There are several kinds of fish that you can catch appropriately with the new Shimano Baitrunner D such as jacks, nooks, dolphins, big blues, snapper, catfish, etc.

  • Ease of use,beautiful Design,Value for money, good Quality and Performs well.

An angler who had purchased the Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1) said that the reel is really smooth and well-balanced for operation in any situations. The drag setting for the open bail and the action of retrieving are also of high value. The excellent gearing allow the customer to easily throw a long distance and retrieve with lots of actions. He is also interested in the setting up of the drag.


  • A little bit heavier than competition models. However, the quality is of better quality.


Customer comments:

There have several good comments and complements from users about the Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:0), some of them as follows:



To sum up,with a Shimano Baitrunner D Spinning Reel (4.8:1), you will have the good chance to enjoy almost the best cast ability, the unbelievable drivetrain and some fantastic features of auto-return Baitrunner system.

You also find it comfortable with more facility in the Baitrunner settings, better line lay, higher max drag and good-feeling grips. And you will not have to be faced with common mistakes like backlash, wind knots or tangles and the noise because of the friction on the line.

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