•Graphite Frame
•Graphite Sideplate
•Propulsion Line Management
System: Propulsion Spool Lip, S-Arm
Cam, SR One-Piece Bail Wire, Power
Roller III
•Varispeed Oscillation
•S-Concept: S-Rotor, S-Arm Cam,
Direct Drive Mechanism (Thread-In
Handle Attachment), Oversized
Septon Grips for Power and Comfort,
WP Drag (Waterproof Drag)
•Machined Aluminum Handle
•Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross
•Repairable Clicker
•S A-RB (Shielded A-RB) Ball
•Super Stopper II
•Floating Shaft
•Fluidrive II Gearing
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
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
•3+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 28-37 (in)
•13.5-30 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Front & Rear Baitrunner Drag
•15-25 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•High Cast Rating
Series : Baitrunner D
Family Type : Saltwater
Models Offered : 4
Key Feature : Baitrunner system
Ball Bearings : 4
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 15-25 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) :
Shimano Baitrunner D Model# BTR12000D Reel
The Baitrunner D combines todays technology with
legendary performance and durability. Incoporating all
the latest techonology such as the Propulsion Line
Management System to S A-RB bearings, the new
compact profile lineup of Baitrunners can handle nearly
any live-bait application from the new small 4000 size
for freshwater and inshore species to the large 12000
size for Bluewater.

S-Concept represents Shimano's initial philosophy on
which many of our spinning reel have been designed.
The three basic ideas that are inherent in the S-
Concept are Smooth, Silent and Strong.
•Smooth rotation and comfortable retrieve, coupled
with excellent drag performance and longer casting
distance, leads to our smooth, flawless operation.
•Silent operation of parts within the reel's construction
represents the attention to tight tolerances, reducing
excessive noise and resulting in the silent operation of
our reels.
•Strong, solid and functional construction leads to
powerful torque and durable drivetrains. This gives
anglers the strength and confidence they need to
battle elusive gamefish.
•The new sizing of our S-Concept reels offers anglers
a bigger spool and smaller body, resulting in a lighter,
more comfortable fishing experience without sacrificing
line capacity.
The end result are reels offering anglers smooth, silent
and strong reels that are designed for years of fishing
use. The knowledge of fishing and the minds of
Shimano's engineers have given today's angler state-
of-the-art reels that are ready for any challenge.
This classic live bait reel from Shimano (with the
secondary drag system that allows freespooling with
the bail closed) gets a big update to allow your bait to
move naturally. Now the proven Baitrunner® D
Offshore Spinning Reels feature Shimano’s
Propulsion® Line Management System, shielded A-
RB® ball bearings, full S Concept design, Fluidrive® II
gearing, Varispeed® oscillation, Super Stopper®
instant anti-reverse, and improved DARTAINIUM® dual
drag. Graphite frame with cold-forged-aluminum spool.
Left/Right-hand retrieve.

Normal oscillation systems use a constant rotation of
the oscillation gear that, when translated to the cam,
provides an inconsistent spool speed. This results in
line lay that stacks at either end of the spool. By using
an oval oscillation gear, we are able to alter the speed
of the oscillation cam to provide a consistent spool
speed. This results in an even line lay that provides
excellent castability and manageability.
Propulsion Line Management System

The most obvious component of the Propulsion Line
Management System is the new Propulsion spool lip
design. Through tens of thousands of casting tests
and computer simulations it has been determined that
this new spool lip design provides longer casting
distances than a standard spool lip design while
preventing backlashes and wind knots from forming. It
also allows the line to flow off of the spool in smaller
loops during the cast which means less slap on the
stripper guide. This means longer casts with less
friction. The Propulsion spool also utilizes a long
stroke design to further enhance the casting distance.
Furthermore, there is less bouncing of the line on the
spool lip like on a standard spinning spool. Because
of the unique shape of the Propulsion spool, the line
flows consistently off of the spool. So, with a standard
spool, friction alternates from heavy to light as the line
slaps the spool lip. This causes backlash and
inconsistent line speeds. The Propulsion spool lip
provides consistently light friction to overcome these

This feature eliminates wobble
during the retrieve by counter
balancing the rotor to enhance
sensitivity and smoothness. By
using computer balancing, an
approach similar to car tire
balancing, we are able to
redistribute the rotor weight to
create smooth rotation and
eliminate vibrations caused by the
S A-RB Bearings

These bearings have been through
the same process as our A-RB
bearings, but feature shields on
both sides of the bearings that
reduce the possibility of salt or sand
inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
Super Stopper II

Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a
one-way bearing that eliminates
backplay.This provides the angler
with instant hooksetting power. In
some reels, the Super Stopper II
can be turned off to allow
backreeling for special techniques
and situations.
Fluidrive II

Building upon the successes of Fluidrive, which
provides extremely tight tolerances and control in the
cutting process, Fluidrive II polishes the gear surface
to maximize tooth contact. This increases the
efficiency of the retrieve for more power with less
Line Capacity:20/265
Braid Capacity:50/505
Ball Bearings:3+1
Max Drag:25 Lbs.
Reel Weight (oz):30