the baitrunner is a low end shimano.
NOT!!!!!!the baitrunner is a low end shimano.
good choice, what size? the 4500b is perfect for general applications. you will not be disappointed.I am more incline to go with Shimano after all the bail problems I had with the Penn reels. The only reel that was reliable was my old Z reels that I always found too heavy. Anyway I got two Shimano baitrunners to fish with this coming season :smile:
Jimi use my 4500 on an afaw 11' estuary...and i love it. ive also built a 9' lami mb108 3m that fished well with the 4500b and the 3500b.
I know this was an older post but thought I might chime in. I myself don't own and would not buy a VS. That's just me as for the money I think it should be better and more consistent from reel to reel. For the money I would rather have a Stella if I had to pick from the two, even though it's not completely waterproof. The ZB on the other hand is a fishing machine.My primaries are the ZB and the VS
For surfcasting the 704 - 06 cant be beat
The Cabo is a very nice reel too. My choice is the baitrunner more than the Cabo for bait fishing and the Cabo more than the baitrunner for plugs or slinging eels.
The Cabo is a quantum.
The other consideration for me with that reel - is the handle. I know its an improvement over the old one that had issues but it feels fat and a bit oversized for my liking.