**WHITIANGLER'S REVIEW**: "When I am heading out for a Snapper session and I am looking for a 20lb plus fish, this is my first choice.
Light but strong enough to deal with XOS Snapper and even Kingfish, the Shimano Baitrunner 12000 series has been responsible for countless numbers of Snapper over 20 and even 30lbs for Kiwi anglers over the years. If you are serious about Snapper fishing, you don't leave home without one of these. I pair my Shimano Thunnus 12000 with the SHIMANO AURATUS PRO 7' ROD SPIN 10-15KG rod.
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. Perfect for off the boat, beach and rocks."
The robust CI4 build of the Thunnus is a baitrunner afficionado's dream.
Whether it is stray-lining, live-baiting or casting poppers from tge bricks for trophy sized snapper and kingfish or feeding a big fresh bait down a berley trail- the robust Thunnus Ci4 series is the baitrunner aficionado's dream.
Built for larger saltwater fish species the Thunnus is a baitrunner afficionado's dream. After freespooning your offering down the water column to your target species, the baitrunner function is switched on. The spool turns slowly, as a fish is fooled to take the bait under what seems like near zero tension, turn the handle and engage the main drag system -- you're on!
Featrures include lightweight, metalic blue CI4 body and rotor, Propulsion Line Management System, Power Roller II, One-Piece Bail, aluminium spool, baitrunner function and screw-in handle assembly with Septon grip.
Septon Handle Grips
Propulsion line management
Product Code: TRTU112 - THUNNUS 12000 CI4
Mono Capacity: 10 kg / 240 m
Power Pro Capacity: 50 lbs / 462 yds
Gear Ratio: 4.4:1
Retrieve Per Crank cm: 94 cm
Max Drag: 12 kg
Drag Type: FD/BTR
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