Product Comparison: Shimano Baitrunner D (BTR8000D) vs Shimano Baitrunner OC (BTR8000OC)


General Specifications
About the Product
The new Baitrunner gives you the confidence of a legendary drivetrain and auto-return Baitrunner feature as well as better castability, better line lay, less backlash, wind knots or tangles, less friction on the line, larger, more comfortable grips, a higher max drag as well as a wider range of Baitrunner settings than its predecessors.
The new Baitrunner OC gives you the confidence of a legendary drivetrain and auto-return Baitrunner feature as well as better castability, better line lay, less backlash, wind knots or tangles, less friction on the line, larger, more comfortable grips, a higher max drag as well as a wider range of Baitrunner settings than its predecessors.
Brand
Shimano
Shimano
Model
Baitrunner D (BTR8000D)
Baitrunner OC (BTR8000OC)
Origin
Japan
Japan
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
295/40, 290/50, 180/65
295/40, 290/50, 181/65
Type
Spinning
Spinning
Reel Size
8000
8000
Bearings
3 + 1
3 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
295/14, 250/17, 195/20
295/14, 250/17, 195/20
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano Baitrunner D (BTR8000D) Spinning Reel
  • Casting over 60 yards no problem, and even smaller fish are fun to catch.
  • The braided line casts the best . I've caught everything from blue fish to big sharks.
  • Great reel. I finally got to use it for the fall stripe bass run and it handles both large and small fish well and it is super smooth.
  • I love this reel. 2 years later still work perfectly. Would buy again!
  • It fit my rod, and hands just fine. Loaded up with 30# braid, I plan to use it in the Texas bays.
Shimano Baitrunner OC (BTR8000OC)
  • These reels appear to be well built for the most part. I think they're a bit pricey for a reel with so few ball bearings.
  • Solid reel for the value. Have used it successfully to cast bait in northern NJ.
  • Shimano's workhorse reel, Great for Speckled trout, redfish and drum. Good quality reel.
  • I use this reel for sturgeon fishing on the Rainy River and worked excellent.
  • Very smooth. Easy to reel in blues and multi-rigged porgies.
Size & Weight
Height
7 in.
9 in.
Weight
21.7 oz.
20.8 oz.
Width
6 in.
6 in.
Depth
5 in.
6 in.
Drag
Max Drag
20 lb.
20 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Lever
Lever
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano Baitrunner D (BTR8000D) Spinning Reel
  • As I use live bait my cast net brings in and this feature allows the game fish to pick up and run with the baitfish without feeling the drag.
  • Have used twice for bay fishing and have not had any issues - smooth action and plenty powerful for pulling in gator trout and redfish.
  • Best reel for the money, even if you don't use live bait, the small drag lets you move your pole around without unsticking your sinker.
  • It has flawlessly handled 30 lb monsters. The drag and Baitrunner works great.
  • Have been fishing for over 40 years. This is my 3rd Baitrunner (have one of the originals) and this is better than all the rest. Great retrieve rate and drag. Worth every cent.
Shimano Baitrunner OC (BTR8000OC)
  • The baitrunner drag on these is great for trolling when you want to be able to set the pole down.
  • Smooth Reeling, Love the Bait clicker / dual drag features. Holds a lot of fishing line. A lot of power to reel in those big cats.
  • With the dual drag it's an impressively easy to use and extremely well built reel!
  • This reel has already proved its worth several times over. I love it.
  • Nicely made, very nice finish.
Features
Gear Ratio
4.8 : 1
4.8 : 1
Retrieve Rate
36 in.
36 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Yes
Yes
Type Of Crank
Single-grip
Single-grip
Reel Handle Position
Left / Right
Left / Right
Extras
S AR-B bearings, CF Aluminum Cold Forge Spool, Super Stopper II, Dyna-Balance, Vari Speed, Fluidrive II, Propulsion Line Management System
XT-7, Shielded Stainless Steel Bearings, Hypergear, Waterproof Drag, Super Stopper II, Dyna-Balance, Floating Shaft II
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano Baitrunner D (BTR8000D) Spinning Reel
  • These newer ones are tanks and very very smooth. They are very durable and we have been using them for a long time.
  • The clicker is very loud and you'll have no problem hearing it.
  • I much prefer the Shimano Baitrunner due to the better and lower drag control you can get using the Baitrunner/Liveliner feature of this Rod over the Spinfisher V.
  • Great baitrunning feature is a must for fishing croakers.
  • Baitrunner feature is great, leave the line open and listen for the bite.
Shimano Baitrunner OC (BTR8000OC)
  • The baitrunner feature is great for surf fishing.
  • Excellent reel for medium heavy rod.
  • This is an excellent reel for snagging bunker and waiting for the stripers to strike!
  • Seems nice and works good.
  • Very smooth. Easy to reel in blues and multi-rigged porgies.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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