BaitRunner/Bait Feeder Spinning Reel ?

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pysgotwyr
May 24, 2006
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Huntington Beach
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Steve
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260 Mackinaw
I'm looking to purchase a 15-20 lb spinning reel with closed bail free spool.

The reel will be for family and friends who fish from my boat and prefer a spinning reel.

Shimano Baitrunner or Okuma Bait Feeder seem to be the choices.
 

7N7

Newbie
Jul 14, 2006
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Temecula
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Randy
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Macrowell (MAC KROLL)
I have 4 of the Bait runners, 6500 and 4500
great for the wife,kids and friends who dont fish much.
 

7N7

Newbie
Jul 14, 2006
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Temecula
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Randy
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Macrowell (MAC KROLL)
Daweez,
How you like the 8000?
I've been looking at those. I like the new handle.
 

Call Me Blake

Newbie
Aug 14, 2011
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Mission Viejo, CA
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Blake
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N/A
I have the shimano 6000. I usually bring it with me if I go out of Dana wharf and it works amazing with the new power handle! I put 15# mono on mine and is what I'm always going to put on it.
 

tunanorth

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Dec 4, 2005
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By the lake
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Tunanorth
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Bass Tracker 16
The Penn Slammer "Liveliner" spinning reel series has a metal body; an important feature for chasing most any SW species except the smaller ones, and a virtual requirement if you decide to use superbraid at some point.
They also have a pretty cool "double-drag" arrangement that is somewhat like the much higher priced "super spinners".
The 460L holds 210/15 mono, with 14 pounds max drag.
The 560L holds 270/15 or 190/20 mono, with 15 pounds max drag.
The 760L holds 340/20 or 230/30 mono, with 20 pounds max drag.
Prices range from $159-$179.
Interestingly, the "freespooling" feature for spinning reels was actually invented and patented by Ryobi decades ago, and every reel company that includes it pays Ryobi a royalty.
 

Amadeus

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Mar 17, 2011
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San Diego/CA/US
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Wai Jung
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Seahawk II
The Okuma Coronados would be my starting point for a saltwater spinner. It's also possible that the next level DOWN Avenger series would serve well too. The following can be had on eBay as of 8/19/2011 10AM PST:

1. Okuma CD90 for $80 (free shipping)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OKUMA-CORON...ultDomain_0&hash=item23129e5fca#ht_1385wt_989

2. Okuma CD80a for $68 (free shipping)
[http://www.ebay.com/itm/OKUMA-NEW-C...ultDomain_0&hash=item2a13290dee#ht_1268wt_702

3. Okuma CD80a for $70 (free shipping)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Okuma-coron...ultDomain_0&hash=item1c1c3ffd5e#ht_2194wt_702

My CD90 and CD65 have held up fine for 3 years running. If your spin rod usage is as occasional as you say it may be, is the Shimano name and handle worth the additional $100+? Something to think about...
 

MATTANZA

old man of the sea, in training.
Aug 23, 2004
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RICK
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Boston Whaler 25' Outrage "MATTANZA II", 34' Radovcich "AMY ANNE" {when it needs to be fixed}