Comparable reels:

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by geezer, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. geezer

    geezer New Member

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    Can anyone tell me how the following spinning reel compares to others?

    Shimano BTR6500B Baitrunner
    Thanx !!
     
  2. bigbigjoe76

    bigbigjoe76 New Member

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    It is a great reel and also one of the few open-face baitrunners availible. The 6500 is huge though. If you want to save some money look at the Okuma reels. They make two different models of baitrunners (Avenger, Epixor). Penn also has one (Liveliner) but I don't know the cost. Joe
     

  3. caveman

    caveman New Member

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    i have the 4500 model, does great.

    the 6500 is just too big, imo.

    maybe on a 12 ft. surf rod? lol



    vaughn