The Shimano Baitrunner DL stands out from the original Baitrunner DL FA. With it’s all new black body cosmetics, sleek looks and host of modern features, the DL is a significant contribution to the Baitrunner family. The DL utilises all the latest modern technology that is synonymous with the Shimano brand. It’s packed with some really clever technology which puts the Baitrunner DL in a category of exceptional reels that give the angler greater control and efficiency when fishing baits.
Aesthetically and cosmetically, these reels are stunning to look at. In a highly stunning gun metal grey, these reels would compliment your Pike or Carp rod no problem. Sleek design, proportionally balanced, smooth handling and functional integrity will no doubt have you raving about these reels to your fishing buddies.
Don’t make make the mistake and start romanticising about how nice these reels are because under the hood there’s some serious engineering and technology going on. Things like Varispeed, Dynabalancing, XT-7 body armour, Power Roller and a cold forged aluminium spool.
For example with the DL’s classic AR-C spool, Varispeed oscillation will ensure you are able to achieve a faultless line lay each time. The Baitrunner system allows you to enjoy a huge variety of tension settings and enables you to switch between freespool mode and fight mode in a matter of moments. And when the Baitrunner DL’s Super Stopper II feature kicks in, it will ensure you always land your fish with efficiency and confidence
The DL Baitrunner’s ‘Dynabalance’ feature eliminates wobble during retrieve by counter balancing the rotor to enhance sensitivity and smoothness. This effect is similar in car wheel balancing where there is a re-distribution of weight to create a smoother rotation and greater elimination of vibration. Ball bearings, as well as Floating Shaft II technology, extend the longevity of your reel as well as improving the smoothness of performance. Fishing reel can come under considerable strain in their lifespan after countless tussles with hard fighting fish but the design integrity of these reels and the inherent technologies ensure that the Baitrunner DL doesn’t let you down when it matters.