Diff. Between Spinning Reels & Baitrunners

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by tnkatman, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

    Bluff City, TN
    Can Someone Tell Me The Difference Between A Regular Spinning Reel And One With A Baitrunner Or Baitfeeder What Exactly Is The Purpose Of The Baitfeeder Or Baitrunner ?
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

    The baitrunner is a lever on a spinning reel that when you ingage it fish can take line with no resistance, when you are ready to set the hook just flip the baitrunner switch and your regular drag takes over and you set the hook...You dont have to open the bail, or losen the drag to let the fish run with your bait.

  3. fastfrank

    fastfrank New Member

    Elgin, Alabama
    Regular spinning reels have one drag, usually on the front, but sometimes on the rear. Bait runners have 2 drags, the front one is for fighting the fish. The rear drag is used when fishing live bait. It is usually set very lightly, so the fish can "run" with the bait, then the front drag is engaged for fighting the fish. On some bait-runners you can switch by turning the handle, or pushing a drag button. Some you have to push the drag button to engage the fighting drag. Hope this helps. I use Shimmano Bait runners, also Penn Liveliners. Both are excellent reels.