Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree4Likes
  • 2 Post By happy days
  • 1 Post By ClydeFash
  • 1 Post By Rrrr

Thread: Shimano Baitrunner

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    23

    Default Shimano Baitrunner

    Apologies if this is a dumb question but what does "Baitrunner" mean and what are the pros and cons for using one when worm fishing

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Liverpool
    Posts
    2,076

    Default

    It means the spool can be set to run free with an adjustable drag on it so the fish can take bait and swim with it with little or no resistance
    Headford Boy and salarchaser like this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    24

    Default

    Great reel !!
    Headford Boy likes this.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Posts
    1,085

    Default

    As happy days says there is a lever on the rear that lets the spool spin free. When you turn the handle itl click off and lock the spool up and so you can play the fish on the drag. I dont use one for salmon but use them for coarse fishing with a feeder as sometimes if a carp hooks itself and you arent paying attention itl rip the rod off the rest and possibly into the water.

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
    Headford Boy likes this.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Alot of the time the baitrunner is never used it adds weight to the reel aswell acdecentvspinning reel is sometimes better

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    SW Scotland
    Posts
    50

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Jura30 View Post
    Alot of the time the baitrunner is never used it adds weight to the reel aswell acdecentvspinning reel is sometimes better
    I agree, I've used both bait runners and just good quality spinning reels (Shimano et al.) and much prefer the spinning reel (I've found rear drag better)
    check out my fishing blog @ Hidden Content

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •