Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA Reel

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BTXAR8000RA Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA, Size: 8000

RRP: £204.99 Saving 32%

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BTXAR6000RA Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA, Size: 6000

RRP: £199.99 Saving 31%

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BTXAR10000RA Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA, Size: 10000

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Key Features

  • Exceptional casting performance
  • Available in sizes 6000, 8000 and 10000
  • 8000 and 10000 have a single handle to increase the power
  • 6000 Size balanced thanks to the double crank
  • 6 shielded A-RB (8 in 6000) plus roller bearing
  • Recovery ratio of 4.6: 1 offers a huge power winding
  • Aero Wrap II and 2 speed oscillation
  • Provides exceptional arrangement of wire in coil
  • The size 10000 recovers 99 cm of wire turn of the handle
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Shimano Baitrunner X Aero RA Reel

When the Baitrunner technology was first released it revolutionised angling and soon every angler wanted a bit of it. Responding to requests to produce a Baitrunner system on a compact big pit, Shimano produced this: the Baitrunner X-Aero RA. Combining the outstanding performance of Aero concept technology with the ease of the Baitrunner system, Shimano might very well have created the ultimate compact big pit reel.

To achieve extreme casting performance Shimano’s Aero concept utilises a larger spool diameter than traditionally used, which has the dual purpose of enabling almost one meter of line return for each turn of the handle. To counteract any problems that using a large spool might cause, Shimano have also employed Aero Wrap II technology on this reel, ensuring perfect line management.

Shimano has also responded to the requests for powerful single handled options of this reel and both the 8000 and the 10000 sizes are fitted with a single handle. This ensures that they are incredibly high powered reels, perfect for those anglers who want to punch their lines out far into the water and tackle those exceptionally big fish. To satisfy the anglers who prefer a dual handled reel the 6000 remains in dual handled format.

The line clip on the Baitrunner X-Aero RA has been designed to ensure it is completely line friendly, allowing you the maximum amount of usable line. This reel has an incredible gear ratio of 4.6:1 and is supported by the inclusion of six shielded AR-B and one roller bearing in the 8000 and 10000 models. The 6000 model has eight shield AR-B as well as the roller bearing. This ensures you are able to experience exceptionally smooth cranking power.

It is often said that once you go Baitrunner you never look back. This reel allows big pit anglers to experience all the pleasure of Baitrunner technology and more than lives up to the heritage of Shimano’s reels.

Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA Reel

The Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA Reel is a testament to innovation and advanced technology in the angling world. By fusing Aero concept technology with the highly sought-after Baitrunner system, Shimano has undoubtedly crafted the ultimate compact big pit reel to cater to the needs of dedicated anglers everywhere.

Exceptional casting performance is achieved through the use of a larger spool diameter than what is traditionally employed. This design choice not only ensures impressive casting distances but also allows for nearly one metre of line retrieval per handle turn. To maintain impeccable line management despite the larger spool, the reel is equipped with Aero Wrap II technology.

In response to anglers desiring a more powerful single-handle option, Shimano has outfitted both the 8000 and 10000 sizes with a single handle. This modification results in significantly increased power, allowing anglers to cast their lines far into the water and confidently pursue larger fish. For those who prefer a dual-handle reel, the 6000 size remains available in this format.

The line clip featured on the Baitrunner X-Aero RA has been meticulously designed to be entirely line-friendly, maximising the amount of line at your disposal. A remarkable gear ratio of 4.6:1 is supported by six shielded AR-B bearings and one roller bearing in the 8000 and 10000 models. The 6000 model boasts an even greater number of bearings, with eight shielded AR-B and the roller bearing, ensuring an incredibly smooth cranking experience.

With the Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA Reel, big pit anglers can enjoy the full benefits of Baitrunner technology. This reel is not only a worthy addition to Shimano's impressive lineup, but it also stands as a prime example of how cutting-edge design and engineering can elevate the angling experience.


Available in sizes: 6000, 8000, and 10000
Handle options: Single handle for 8000 and 10000 sizes, dual handle for 6000 size
Bearings: 6 shielded A-RB (8 in 6000) plus roller bearing
Gear ratio: 4.6:1
Line retrieval per handle turn (size 10000): 99 cm
Aero Wrap II and 2-speed oscillation for exceptional line management
Line-friendly line clip for maximum usable line

Experience the unparalleled performance and technological advancements offered by the Shimano Baitrunner X-Aero RA Reel. Choose the size and handle configuration that best suits your angling style, and discover the power and precision that this exceptional reel can bring to your fishing adventures.


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