Shimano Baitrunner DL Reel
The Baitrunner DL from Shimano is a welcome addition to the Baitrunner family. Available in both front drag (FB) and rear drag (RB) both reels utilise the same outstanding technology that you’d expect from Shimano to devastating effect. The front drag system is available in either 2500 or 4000 and is an incredibly versatile reel which allows you to target predatory species using deadbaits as well as enabling you to take on hard fighting carp and barbel when feeder fishing. The rear drag option is available in 6000 and 10000. The 6000 is the ideal tool for tackling smaller lakes and rivers, whereas the 10000 is perfect for using with heavier lines when you really want to punch out those long distances.
Cosmetically these reels are a dream to look at. In stunning gun metal grey these reels would look sleek and smart on any high end carp rod. However the aesthetics pale in comparison to the technology at play in these reels. Featuring a classic AR-C spool, Varispeed oscillation ensures that you are able to achieve a faultless line lay each time. The Baitrunner system allows you to enjoy a huge variety of tension settings and enables you to switch between freespool mode and fight mode in a matter of moments. Coming into play when it really counts, the Baitrunner DL’s Super Stopper II ensures that you’ll always land your catch.
Dyna-balance comes into its own when you’re playing a hard fighting fish and it completely eliminates reel wobble. Ball bearings, as well as Floating Shaft II technology, extend the longevity of your reel as well as improving the smoothness of performance. Reels come under considerable strain in their lifespan and these technologies ensure that the Baitrunner DL doesn’t let you down when it matters. Whether you’re after a top quality front drag reel or you’re in the market for a rear drag performance piece you need look no further than this offering from Shimano.