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Old 01-02-2009, 12:25 PM
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I am looking to try a couple Shimano Baitrunners this season for Striper Fishing in NJ/NY. What recomendations can you make, is the 4500 enough or do you need the 6500? What rods are you matching them with? I will be using them to live line adult bunker.

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Old 01-02-2009, 02:44 PM
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4500s are enough match it up with a 10-25lb 7 ft crowder e series spin troll
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4500's are ideal. 6500's are a bit cumbersome. That's why I am selling my 6500's, they don't get used.
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Check out the Shimano website for spec's, I believe the 4500 and the 6500 may put out the same drag but the 6500 has larger spool. 4500's will do well.
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Thanks guys.....can anyone recomend any other rods to match them with?
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The Crowder's Bayboat mentions are very good rods for the money. You could get them and the Baitrunner 4500 here for under $200.

http://www.rivermarinesupply.com/xca...ng_page_1.html



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I have an old baitrunner and bought a 3500 last season. I brought in a lot of stripers, blues, blacks, fluke, and scup, with it. A very versatile reel. I spooled 150 yards of 30 lb power pro braid and get plenty of distance on casts. I use a medium weight ugly stick 5110 rod. I found it to be very versitile and it held up well to all sorts of conditions without breaking the bank. I liked it so much that I will be getting another one this year. I like it because it is strong enough for throwing some lures at stripers, but is also light enough so that you do not have to carry additional rods for fluking. It was great for blackfishing in the fall. I did notice a small amount of corrosion on some of the screws that the old one did not have. I have had the old baitrunner for close to 20 years now. It still does not have any corrosion..

The baitrunner performed much better than the stradic that I also used.

This was my experience FWIW.

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Second the Ugly Stick

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