Shimano TRN-200G Triton Graphite Levelwind Reel
Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Okay, that one was easy. But when trolling can you grab the rod, fight the fish and reel in your downriggers at the same time? Ah hah. That gets a little trickier.Sometimes it's not such a bad idea to have a levelwind feature on your downrigging reels so all you have to think about is winding frantically. Nor does it hurt to have a solid, one-piece graphite frame, a large drag surface and your choice of lever drag on the Charter Special or star drag on the TRN. And you can even use both reels for light saltwater applications. Overall, it just makes the whole process a lot less complicated.
4.5 Stars based on 5 reviews
JUST WHAT I WANTED
November 25, 2015
I purchased this reel as part of an all around bottom fishing set-up for the western L.I. SOUND. I have it matched to a Tsunami Classic rod rated for 15-25 lb. line. I use 30 lb. braid. This to me is a great set-up for the fluke, porgies, sea bass and blackfish, as well as the ocassional bluefish, striper and weakfish that I may encounter in the areas I fish. It's not a $ 200 reel but for a guy who bottom fishes once or twice a week or on a party boat, its just what you need at a great price. I hope Shimano continues to make this reel for years to come.
Heck I've done 2 video reviews on this reel...!!!
April 13, 2015
And weekly the Youtube reviews I have done on my channel still have me answering questions. NOTHING.....really NOTHING in a star drag levelwind reel can compare to plain simple usefullness of this reel. It's bullet proof. I own now 24 of these and have them in service on my charter boats and they have never let me down. They catch 100 pounders as easily as a 3 pounder. I sent Shimano a letter once saying. "PLEASE do not drop the ball and stop making these reels...or I'll freak!" No reel will keep on reeling in fish as good as these. Video reviews: https://youtu.be/Ncphmou9yUI https://youtu.be/Kkz05HsZ6tI
ProsI can break one down to "parade rest" in a NY minute and have it cleaned and ready to go in minutes. I'm talking all apart! No bearings except one in the handle to worry about. Grease them do what ever you want! Dunk them in saltwater and then dunk them in fresh and keep on fishing.
ConsIf you want glitz and glamour and want to impress someone then move on. If you want to impress someone with intelligence then buy these. No clicking adjustment on drag star is a extra I wish they had. Other than that......I wish they came in a Triton 50 size, half as small as the 100 size. I'd buy 24 more if I could get even smaller ones.
July 26, 2013
Awsome reel, can't beat it! Sells for 130.00 in northern NE
By Lou S
Breezy Point, New York
March 7, 2013
Like shimano reels. Nice working reel and go bang for the buck.
shimano TRN-200 levelwind reel
September 28, 2012
great reel for fluke and seabass
Proshandles smoothly and has good cranking power.
Consreel claims to hold 300 hundred yards of 20 pound test, however, i couldn't get it all on there.
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