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Best Clutch ever

Advantages: front drag clutch
Disadvantages: some may find it slighty heavy

In my opinion this is the best front drag bait runner. I think the line capacity is unbelievable it can handle any big fish in european waters. I like fishing in all weathers (rain, sun or snow) and I find it is a real workhorse. It has a waterproof cl ...

samerlin 04.10.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Big Baitrunner Reel Lc

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How good the big shimano bait runner Lc is

Advantages: It has a super smooth retrieve, a larger spool and handle for a quick retrieve.
Disadvantages: The cost is still quite high, it is also slightly heavier than some other reels.

In my opinion this piece of kit is absoulutely outstanding. I was at first going to get tournemant Iso's but when you read the description they dont have much more to offer than this bait runner. I managed to buy mine for 129.99 each compared to the avera ...

ALEXDJBK 12.06.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Big Baitrunner Reel Lc

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Good for a new fisherman

Advantages: Durability, smooth, good beginner reel
Disadvantages: Drag is nothing great, not for the experienced fisherman

...your kids, or if you are new at fishing. I got it when I first started, and caught a few bass on it. It has an ok drag but it is pretty smooth overall. Durability is where it excels, being that it is, after all, an Abu Garcia. I ne ...

Brinefershizzle 10.05.2014 · Read full review
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STRADIC GTM 3000

Advantages: Everything other than price is just amazing
Disadvantages: Price but you get what you pay for

After travelling around as a child (18 actually), just checking out how smooth these things are, I finally had the money a couple of years ago, to be able to splash out and buy one. I didn't have to pay the rrp. of £125, but managed to find a cheap deal ...

BJEEE 20.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Stradic GTM 3000

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These reels are the best

Advantages: Everything. These reels are the dogs bits.
Disadvantages: Maybe the fact that when the freespool is on you have to turn the reel handle a full 1/2 a turn to engage the clutch. Can be a bit daunting when you first start using the reel and your used to picking up the rod and striking before reeling in.

...After over 25 years of fishing and in that time i have swapped many reels and am always looking for a better deal. Anything that comes on the market that makes fishing easier is always worth a look. The shimano baitrunner is truely the bees knees whe ...

jasper31 03.07.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Shimano Baitrunners

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