**WHITIANGLER'S REVIEW**: "I use this reel for everything from catching live baits, to soft baiting, stray lining and playing with Kingfish in the bay over sand, paired with the SHIMANO AURATUS PRO 2PCE ROD SPIN 4-8KG 7'2". I have used Shimano's range of "Baitrunner" reels for years. Having the option to let the fish run with the bait before engaging the gear can give you a much better hook up rate.
It is a dynamite little reel that provides you with a range of light line options at a great price."
As the name suggests, Shimano's ground-breaking BaitRunner threadline was designed with bait fishing in mind. The body is made of light-weight and non-corrosive graphite, there's an aluminium spool with a line keeper clip, three A-RB bearings and one roller bearing, stainless steel spool shafts, collapsible handle assemblies, as well as waterproof, heat dissipating front drags with non-centring bails.
But it's the BaitRunner function that has endeared these reels to anglers right around Australia. Imagine a fish picking up a live or dead bait - completely unaware that there is anything suspicious about it - with the BaitRunner mechanism keeping just enough tension to control the line prior to the strike. Flick the lever or turn the handle, lift the rod and the fight is on! There's also a tension adjustment knob at the rear of the reel that takes care of active live baits or when fishing in strong currents.
- Model:TRDL40A - BAITRUNNER DL 40000 FA
- Retrieve per Crank: 75 cm
- Bearings: 3+1
- Max Drag: 6 kg
- Mono Cap: 5 kg / 110 m
- Drag Type: FD/BTR
- Weight: 410 g
- Powerpro Cap: 15 lbs / 240 yds
- Gear Ratio: 4.8:1