With its midnight blue body and gun metal grey Cold Forged Aluminium main spool, the Baitrunner DL comes with a spare XT7 graphite spool as standard. Both are powered by a Diecast Drive Gear backed by 3 Shielded Stainless Steel bearings plus a roller bearing for assured performance. Other features include Super Stopper II, Dyna-Balance, Floating Shaft II and a Power Roller to minimise line twist. The 6000 size is a favourite of specialist anglers fishing for barbel, tench, chub and bream whilst the 1000 size suits carp anglers fishing both large and small waters. The Baitrunner DL offers an excellent quality to cost ratio for carp and specialist anglers looking for a mid-priced Baitrunner.
Bearings 3 Shielded Stainless Steel + 1 Roller Bearing
Line lay Varispeed
Extra spool 1 x XT-7
Body material XT-7
Spool material Cold forged aluminium
Model Weight (g) Gear ratio Line capacity (mm/m) Line retrieve per crank (cm)
BTRDL6000RA 590 4,6:1 0.30-270 / 0.35-240 / 0.40-140 85
BTRDL10000RA 580 4,6:1 0.30-500 / 0.35-350 / 0.40-250 87
Alivio CX Spinning is our entry level spinning rod range and wears the Shimano name with pride. The outstanding new cosmetics match our new Alivio spinning reel for a coordinated combination when used together. This new model also has the addition of Geofibre which makes the rods even more responsive and robust under pressure than before. A cork handle, Shimano Hardlite guides, Vibraspot reel seat and a wide range in lengths and actions makes the Alivio CX one of the most outstanding rods available in its price category.
An amazing line, produced by the innovative ‘Hybrid-Formula’ system. This process combines several ultra-strong gel-spinning fibers to a perfect braided line with an excellent strength to diameter ratio. Because of its perfectly round shape the G-Hybraid line has a perfect line lay on the reel, which offers great advantages for making accurate casts. It also ensures a minimum friction at the guides during the cast, facilitating long distance casting. Compared to many other popular lines the G-Hybraid has an equally braided surface so that an identical breaking strength and diameter are realized over the full length of the line.
The equal braiding technology guarantees no thinner (weaker) parts in the line and ensures a maximum life span. G-Hybraid absorbs hardly any water, so that a better presentation of lures and softbait is possible. The special braiding technology and advanced coating of the fibers reduces the chance of wind knots and backlash on the spool. This also helps to prevent the line from tangling around the guides. G-Hybraid is easy to knot and has only low reduction of breaking strength on the knot. G-Hybraid has very little elasticity. G-Hybraid is more abrasion resistant than many other lines thanks to the special braiding technology and coating. Guides and line rollers are less affected by G-Hybraid.
The Catana BX Tele Match reproduces the action of a more traditional 3 piece match rod but combines the convenience of a short transport length. Built on a slim XT30 carbon blank, the Catana is available in 5 versions from a traditional 3.90m length to an ultra long 5.10m version that offers great casting and float control performance. Lined guides and an ergonomic Shimano reel seat give the Catana BX Tele Match a classic high quality look that matches its performance.