Spin Reels with bait clicker?

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by indiana_fishin, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. indiana_fishin

    indiana_fishin New Member

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    I was fishin once in St petersburg Florida with these English folks that were vacationing.We were both stayin at the same hotel and fished off a dock in the back.The catsishing was excellent im talkin bout a fish every five minutes all night long.Anyways he was using a spin reel like mine but it had a baitclicker.I been lookin 4 one but i cant find one newhere.Anybody know where i can get one and how much?
     
  2. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    There are a few models out there. Penn reels offers the Live Liner in the 4600 and the larger 5600 model...price= $150. Shimano offers the Baitrunner in several sizes...price= $99. Okuma reels offers a clicker model...not sure of the name...price= $90. I'm sure there are more out there if you were to check out Bass Pro Shops or Cabelas...either one of which have great customer service and great reputations...as well as online catalogs. one thing to remember is that the spinning reels with clickers are not nearly as loud as the baitcaster models...but it is a very nice feature providing you are able to pay close attention to your reels while you fish. Hope this helps.
     

  3. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    There are a few models out there. Penn reels offers the Live Liner in the 4600 and the larger 5600 model...price= $150. Shimano offers the Baitrunner in several sizes...price= $99. Okuma reels offers a clicker model...not sure of the name...price= $90. I'm sure there are more out there if you were to check out Bass Pro Shops or Cabelas...either one of which have great customer service and great reputations...as well as online catalogs. one thing to remember is that the spinning reels with clickers are not nearly as loud as the baitcaster models...but it is a very nice feature providing you are able to pay close attention to your reels while you fish. Hope this helps. My personal preference would be one of the Penn models...I've had Penn spinning reels for over 15 years, and every one of them I have ever had still works...and trust me...I'm hard on equipment...so thats saying something about Penn's durability.
     
  4. Catcaller

    Catcaller New Member

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    Sorry about the double post. Lol...how do you go about deleting a post here on the new site now?
     
  5. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Catcaller, is there an echo in here or am I seeing double, lmao. Indiana Fishin, I like the Shimano spin reels the best, my favorite is the baitrunners.
     
  6. indiana_fishin

    indiana_fishin New Member

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    K guys thxs 4 the info.Ill look into it soon as i get some xtra cash lol.
     
  7. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Okuma, Shimano, and some other brands have baitrunners.
     
  8. Nate

    Nate New Member

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    Shakepeare has a "bait runner" model also. It is about $50. Check Catfish Connection's web site. I'm fairly sure they have the Shakespears and Okumas listed.
     
  9. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Indiana, check out our sponser catfish connection.
    They have at least 5 models of what you're looking for.
    They range from 20 something on up depending on brand and line size.
     
  10. centralcalcat

    centralcalcat New Member

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    Check out Catfish Connection. You can either get the reel or a combo with the reel on it at a good rate. I recently purchased an Okuma Corrida from them. It is a spinning reel with the bait clicker on it. I think I paid ruffly 65.00 for the combo.
     
  11. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    There is another reel that no one has mentioned either... its a mitchell. it has the audible line out alarm as well as a light if im recalling it correctly. i can't think of the name of it but its on the CC if you look.
     
  12. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    I made a mistake... Catfish connection for some reason isn't carrying the reel anymore... The mitchell site still has it up http://www.fishmitchell.com/custom/...Freshwater&p_marketing_product_line_key=Reels



    Full Runner™ Electronic: FRE600
    The Full Runner 600 Electronic reel features our patented Bait Alert System that beeps and flashes when a fish takes line! To turn off the bait alarm, you simply turn the handle to re-engage the spool. The FRE600 also has the innovative Full Runner feature that provides free-floating bait movement. The combination of Bait Alert and Full Runner makes this reel perfect for trolling, floating bait or bank fishing.


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    Full Runner feature allows bait movement for more bites
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    Patented Bait Alert flashes and beeps when a fish bites.(Batteries Included)
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    Spool disengages by lightly pressing on the front(patented).
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    Automatically re-engages by turning the handle.
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    Adjustment ring to adjust spool tension. 3 bearing drive for smooth performance.
     
  13. Flyingpig

    Flyingpig New Member

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    Have you checked out some of the Reels that the Catfish Connection carries?
     
  14. JJHACK

    JJHACK New Member

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    I have two modles that use this feature. One is very expensive I use it for sharks. It is a Shimano Thunnus. The other is an Okuma Epixor. For channel cats it has been a dream reel. Just cast out and select the alternate drag setting. A cat will take the bait and swim away letting you hear the audible clicker screaming away. When you pick up the rod and decide it's time to set the hook, or allow the circle hook to work, you switch off the secondary light (adjustable) drag and Bam fish on!

    I was catching baracuda with shrimp in the keys one night. I had them screaming away with the baitrunner swith on and let them get a good head of steam. Then flip the switch and in 2 seconds they were jerked out of their shoes and out of the water. It was more fun stopping them this way the actaully fighting them! I would show the other fishing with me by saying Hey watch this, look out in the water a baracuda will be jumping out any second, then flip the switch and BAM out pops a baracuda.

    It's the functional equivilent of having a very mean junkyard dog running full speed to attack and then the chain runs out and he flips into the air. These reels combined with braided line allow unmatched casting distance and most of the features of a baitcasting reel without any backlash potential. I love these live bait reels.

    Penn makes a good one as does Shimano and the Okuma Epixor is a surprising value, I have 2 of them now!
     
  15. JAYNC

    JAYNC Active Member

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    I use the Shimano 4500 and 6500 baitrunners, they are truely great reels. Never had any problems with them. I have 2 4500's and 2 6500's. The 4500's are 109.99 and the 6500 is 119.99. I bought mine from boatersworld they have all kind of stuff on that site. I believe the 4500 holds 0ver 200 yds of 20# and the 6500 holds over 200yds of 30#. I am currently running 25# on the 4500's and 30# on the 6500's without any problems. They work great for catfishing and for other fishing such as offshore for king mackerell and stripers. Hope this helps.