bait runner

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what exactly is the deffinition of a baitrunner reel?

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A baitrunner reel has 2 clutches one at the back and the other at the front, the rear clutch is designed to give line when playing a fish and when the fish is tired you turn the handle of the reel which disengages the rear clutch and brings the front clutch into play.
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ah ok, so i presume its useable in most light use contexts ?

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Don't underestimate them the larger ones will cope with some rather large fish 40lb is not excessive.
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An alterntive version: When a bait is cast out a 'baitrunner' can be engaged(clutch).It is an adjustable free spool system which allows a fish (usually pike, carp'barbel ect) to pick up the bait and run with it with very little resistance. A bite is indicated by line stripping off the reel, usually through a bite detector. The same effect can be achieved by losening the drag on a reel but with the bait runner a click of a switch engages/unengages the baitrunnner clutch.
Imho the baitrunner is best used for freshwater or a location where there is very little tidal activity to strip line from the reel.
As for their capabilities , most of us can only dream of catching fish from the shore who's weight would rival the carp that are caught on the baitrunner system. I have some old Shimano 8010 areos which I've used for fifteen years, a word of warning they dont like being submerged in salt water!!

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right, i get it now, think i'll have to look into one as my primary reel for my bass rod, an i looking at the same manufacturers as i do with all fied spool reels, or should i be looking at fresh water manufactures to? any recomendations ( i dont have a huge budget)

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...and a baitcaster??

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geordiesandman wrote:...and a baitcaster??
yer what is a baitcaster? as i have one of these got it used from my dad

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so the look of them is purely cosmetic then?

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