Shimano Baitrunner OC Model# BTR8000OC Reel

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.

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

•XT-7 Graphite Frame & Rotor
•XT-7 Graphite Sideplate
•Propulsion Spool
•Varispeed Oscillation
•Machined Aluminum Handle
•Dartainium II Drag Washers (Cross
•Repairable Clicker
•Stainless Steel Ball Bearings
•Super Stopper II
•Fluidrive II Gearing
•Approved for use in Saltwater
•Rated for use with Mono,
Fluorocarbon and PowerPro lines
•3+1 Bearings
•Retrieve Range 28-36 (in)
•13.4-20.8 WEIGHT RANGE (oz)
•Front & Rear Baitrunner Drag
•15-25 (lb) Drag Power Range
•High Crank Power
•High Cast Rating
Series : Baitrunner OC
Family Type : Saltwater
Models Offered : 3
Key Feature : Varispeed Oscillation
Ball Bearings : 3
Roller Bearings : 1
Maximum Drag (lb) : 15-25 (lb)
Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) :
The long-standing king of live bait spinning reels, the
Shimano Baitrunner continues to improve with each
new model. The Baitrunner feature lets you freespool
with the bail closed, employing an adjustable secondary
drag; and it can be flipped off instantaneously when you
are ready to set the hook and bring the fish in. The
XT-7 graphite frame and rotor provide exceptional
strength and rigidity while cutting down on weight.
Other assets include Dyna-Balance rotor control,
cold-forged aluminum spool an oversized power roller,
Propulsion Line Management system, fluid Drive 2
gearing system, Super Stopper II anti-reverse system,
Direct Drive Mechanism, and Varispeed Oscillation
The Shimano Baitrunner OC spinning reels are
saltwater fishing reels made with XT-7 construction.
They are durable and made to hold up for any
saltwater fishing expeditions. These reels have
baitrunner feature for live bait use.
•Baitrunner system
•Dyna balance
•Oversized power roller
•Propulsion line management system
•Fluid drive 2 gearing system
•Super Stopper II anti-reverse system
•Direct Drive Mechanism (thread in handle)
•Varispeed Oscillation System
•Cold forged aluminum spool
Line Capacity:14/295
Braid Capacity:40/295
Ball Bearings:3+1
Max Drag:20 Lbs.
Reel Weight (oz):20.8