Family Type: Freespool Bearings: 4 Shielded Stainless Steel + 1 Roller Bearing Line lay: Aerowrap II + 2-speed Extra spool: 1 x cold forged aluminium Handle: Double Body material: Hybrid Spool material: Cold forged aluminium Maintenance port: Yes (body) Waterproof drag: No
Shimano Baitrunner XT RB Reel
Designed with carp fishing in mind, these Baitrunner XT RB reels from Shimano replace the incredibly popular RA version of the same reel. Not only has this reel experienced a cosmetic enhancement, in a stunning matt black and titanium silver, but it has also benefited from the technological improvements that Shimano has developed in the years between the design of the RA and the release of this reel.
The Shimano Baitrunner XT range has recently undergone a massive re-design and facelift, and the result is quite spectacular. Shimano have created a reel that looks and performs way above its price range. With the features and technology that Shimano have packed in to these reels, they really should cost twice as much.
The Shimano Baitrunner XT6000RB is the smallest member of the Baitrunner XT family but is still packed with the same technology and features as the bigger versions. The 6000 is a good all round size which would be suited for heavy feeder fishing at distance or specimen tench, barbel, bream, carp and pike fishing. Basically if it swims and it grows big, the Baitrunner XT6000RB is a perfect reel to add to your tackle.
Unlike the original reel, line wrap is now operated with the Aero Wrap II system. Commonly considered to be one of the best oscillation systems on the market today, Aero Wrap II ensures a perfect line lay each time, slowing the rate of spool oscillation in order to give you precise line wraps with each turn of your handle. This works in conjunction with the two speed spool system to ensure that you are able to cast to the best of your ability time after time. After all, most anglers will know that a top quality line lay will add much needed distance to your cast and in many ways this is a reel that has been purpose designed for distance casting carp fishing. The Shimano Baitrunner XT RB is available in 6000, 8000, and 10000 sizes. If you’re targeting mid-sized waters then the smallest 6000 is the ideal tool for you and the mid range 8000 reel is perfect for all the larger waters that you might come across. The largest 10000 size is the ideal tool for the angler who likes to target the very largest of the UK’s venues, as well as the huge continental European carp waters. If you’re an angler who aims for hug double figure carp with each outing then the Shimano Baitrunner XT RB is the perfect reel for you.