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len

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Hello all,
I'm looking at buying a shimano 6010 gt baitrunner, and was wondering if any one had any advice on a good, cheap baitrunner that they use that i ought to look into.

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Welcome to MD's len.

I've just got two Okuma Interceptors at 30 each and they seem excellent. Haven't actually used them yet, but others on here have written them up well. Otherwise Tiny (Staffs Angling Supplies - 01785 229800 - discount for MD'ers) does a range of very good reels from a company I can't remember for about the same price.

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Okuma

Its "rumored" that Okuma are also makers of another very well known baitrunner reel for a company who also make gears for push bikes, they realised their reels were selling so well under the other company's name they've released their own under their name.

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That will give you a rough idea of what the prices are then i would suggest using the search option on this site for more stuff on okuma.

<edit> LOL well done Lid, you posted while i was typing, about time someone did it to me [:D] Trogg 30/06/03

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Cheers folks,
I'll have a look for okuma stuff then!
sent an email to staffs angling so should get something from them.
 

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Trogg, i didnt know ralagh did reels [;)] LOL

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Trogg

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Nice one Ginge

It wasn't raliegh i was on about & you damned well know it wasn't, it was puch LOL [;)]


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they used to sponser my old fishing team!!!!! LOL

i am such a name dropper [;)]

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Iuse two Okuma Dynadrag,about 20 pounds each, i think good reels for the money,anyway its nice to change after they get a bit worn,always something new on the market,and at that price you can afford to do so,

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ive 2 diawa bite and runs had them 7 years never let me down a great reel at a reasonable price(i like themmore than the bike makers ones)lol

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have you looked at browning reels? (i have to promote my sponsers equipment!!!)

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Len. have you ever seen the warbird baitrunners? I think they're little minters, i think they're around 42 and far better than any shimano i've ever seen. Ask tiny to post a photo

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Now then do you know that you cannot call baitrunners,baitrunners if they do not have the TM mark on, i think that is for shimano only.

All other reels with "baitrunners" are called rear drag.

Right hen OKUMA reels, worth every penny, smashing,super great.
Get one of them Len, forgot the big ones name,the one with 10 ballbarings, 49.99

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quote:All other reels with "baitrunners" are called rear drag.
WRONG!!!!!!!!!

I think that you mean freespool Andy.[;)]

Rear drag just refers to the position of the main drag adjustment.
All fixed spool reels have either front drag or rear drag adjustment.
Whereas a "freespool" system normally allows the spool to rotate by engaging a lever allowing line to be released under minimal tension while the balearm is still engaged.
Turning the reel handle will normally disengage the freespool system allowing the reel to function as a normal fixed spool reel.


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Peter

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True Lid,there are many terms for the freespool systems employed by various manufacturers.

But as Andy said "Baitrunner" is a Shimano trademark.

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I have a Okuma dynadrag freespool reel, going to give it a go at those wrigglies at Elvington in August....heres to a heatwave about then.....and watch them bite indicators fly !!!!![:D][:D]

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Len i can only repeat what everyone else has said "Okuma" superb quality at a fraction of the price of Shimano,

I've a couple of shimano baitrunners and i bought a Ron Thomson carp rod & Okuma Force 50 bait-feeder reel on a deal for 60 and they are both top notch,
have a look at the Okuma you'll not be disappointed,

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Try putting the Okuma baitfeeder & the shimano baitrunners side by side & open the casings on them, you might be surprised what you find so why pay for a name.


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len

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Thanks again all,
I'm going to give the Okuma Interceptor 30 a try.
for 30 quid i dont think i can go wrong!
 

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They have just come in Len and I`ll post you a piccy later[;)]

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