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Old 06-08-2012, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After seeing not one but two rods shoot into the lake while fishing, I am thinking of buying a shimano bait runner reel. Has anyone had any experiences with these reels in freshwater?
Honestly just loosening my drag each and every time is not something I will do each time on a baitcaster, so I think this will be my only option. What do you guys think?
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After seeing not one but two rods shoot into the lake while fishing, I am thinking of buying a shimano bait runner reel. Has anyone had any experiences with these reels in freshwater?
Honestly just loosening my drag each and every time is not something I will do each time on a baitcaster, so I think this will be my only option. What do you guys think?
I know someone who'll be using one tonight...I'll text you some pics of how it all goes down!
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After seeing not one but two rods shoot into the lake while fishing, I am thinking of buying a shimano bait runner reel. Has anyone had any experiences with these reels in freshwater?
Honestly just loosening my drag each and every time is not something I will do each time on a baitcaster, so I think this will be my only option. What do you guys think?
just release the spool, and use the spool tensioner instead of the drag setting.
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After seeing not one but two rods shoot into the lake while fishing, I am thinking of buying a shimano bait runner reel. Has anyone had any experiences with these reels in freshwater?
Honestly just loosening my drag each and every time is not something I will do each time on a baitcaster, so I think this will be my only option. What do you guys think?
just release the spool, and use the spool tensioner instead of the drag setting.
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I don't have a shimano baitrunner but I have an Okuma and a Daiwa baitrunner on my big poles. I didn't buy them to prevent my poles from flying into the water though. It was to give myself a little more time to get to the pole and not miss a bite and/or to allow the fish more time to take the bait. It works OK, as long as you remember to engage the reel before you set the hook. There are cheaper options as far as i'm concerned: just watch poles and/or secure them properly.
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my brother recently had one of these break after a single day of fairly-light use at connected lakes in GJ....apparently their customer service isn't so good as well as they still are several weeks away from even looking at the damaged reel he sent them; this means they probably have quite a few returns...I'd error on the side of caution with this product.
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TFB,

You referring to Shimano?
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Use some floro on a pepsi can. Set the drag loose.
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TFB,

You referring to Shimano?
yup.
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Use some floro on a pepsi can. Set the drag loose.
Now that's funny!

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