Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 200, 300, & 400

Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 200, 300, & 400

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Model
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line
Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line
Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Hand
Retrieve
Price
TRX200A
SHM-3532
266.2:18/180
10/155
14/110
30/190
50/120
65/80
123+18.3Right$199.99 USD
TRX200AHG
SHM-3533
307.2:18/180
10/155
14/110
30/190
50/120
65/80
123+18.3Right$199.99 USD
TRX200AXG
SHM-3534
368.5:18/180
10/155
14/110
30/190
50/120
65/80
123+18.3Right$199.99 USD
TRX201AHG
SHM-3535
307.2:18/180
10/155
14/110
30/190
50/120
65/80
123+18.3Left$199.99 USD
TRX300A
SHM-3228
305.8:112/230
14/180
17/150
40/195
50/190
65/125
225+111.6Right$279.99 USD
TRX300AHG
SHM-3229
407.6:112/230
14/180
17/150
40/195
50/190
65/125
185+111.6Right$279.99 USD
TRX301A
SHM-3230
305.8:112/230
14/180
17/150
40/195
50/190
65/125
225+111.6Left$279.99 USD
TRX301AHG
SHM-3231
407.6:112/230
14/180
17/150
40/195
50/190
65/125
185+111.6Left$279.99 USD
TRX400A
SHM-3232
305.8:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
225+112Right$299.99 USD
TRX400AHG
SHM-3233
407.6:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
185+112Right$299.99 USD
TRX401A
SHM-3234
305.8:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
225+112Left$299.99 USD
TRX401AHG
SHM-3235
407.6:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
185+112Left$299.99 USD
Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reels allow the angler to tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish. These reels feature Shimano's new CoreProtect water resistant technology for long lasting durability in harsh environments.
  • New Coreprotect water resistance feature for dependable use in tough conditions
  • HAGANE Body, X-Ship and HEG Gearing for big baits and big fish
  • Higher gear ratio, higher drag rating and more line per crank
  • HG model has a 70 mm single handle with a Ci4+ handle knob.
  • Low gear model has a 102 mm double handle with oversized rubber knobs.
5 Stars based on 56 reviews
By Robert
Mastic, NY
Just as advertised
March 17, 2021
Iíve been looking to grab a baitcaster for a while. For months I would go back and forth on if I wanted to spend the $ on the tranx. So glad I did. Itís very smooth and Iíve already pulled in some nice fish on it. Itís got a lot of power from the bottom thank you the low gear. If youíre wondering if itís with it....100%. Pull the trigger.
By jon
salisbury, MD
Powerful and smooth
March 13, 2021
This reel is super smooth and has plenty of drag power. Pairs nicely with 7'6" hf tidemaster.
ProsLightweight
By Terry
Longwood, FL
Great light weight SPJ reel
February 24, 2021
I bought this for using some my lighter SPJ setup and it pairs really well with it.
By Cody
Portland, Texas
Great reel
February 17, 2021
Great reel fast shipping and good customer service.
By Ricardo S.
Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Mexico.
Just get it.
February 1, 2021
If you're using swimbaits or anything over 2 oz just get it. I paired it with a Dobyns 806SB and I can bomb soft baits a mile, almost spooled it with an 8' magdraft. Love the power handle but if you don't just get a gomexus handle on eBay, way cheaper than getting the standard Shimano handle. (Only the 7 gear ratio comes with a power handle)
By Johnny
Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Great reel
January 13, 2021
From throwing swim baits to bottom fishing for tog this reel does it all
By jon
salisbury, MD
Smooth Reel
January 6, 2021
Spooled w/ 50 # and paired on a 76 h tidemaster for inshore around OC. Looking forward to casting eels at big cobia and bottom fishing for drum, tog, and doormats.
ProsHandle is nice
By Kane
Sacramento
Tranx 401
December 27, 2020
I love it. Best reel ever
By Timothy
Marmora, NJ
Tran x 400hg is a power house
December 14, 2020
This fall I was trolling with the 400hg for albies and it handled it with no problem I feel like this reel with the power handle reels them in easier then most 20 conventionals. They say the drag isnít strong enough but for your normal fish it is fine. It has caught albies, mani mani, hound fish, strippers. I can only imagine what the 500 is like
ProsSmoothness, power handle
ConsNo clicker option
By Rockamike
NYC
Great Reel
November 17, 2020
Perfect size, great reel, I own about a dozen other reels this one stands out. Great handle and has a smooth feel.
ProsGreat handle
By Gabriel A.
California
Great reel
October 10, 2020
Easy to handle strong reel for it size great product.
By David S.
South Florida
lots of drag
August 25, 2020
love tranx 400aHG reel.. It has great casting with little backlash. The drag is enough to pull the big snook out of the pillings and I have successfully landed several overslots!
Prosdrag durability line capacity
By Blayne
Austin, TX
Great reel - a little heavy
August 13, 2020
This reel has been great and held up very well in extreme salt (surf) conditions. The one slight downside is that it's heavier than I prefer for a lure reel. However, a little added weight for the extra durability and lasting performance is a sacrifice I don't mind making. I would give it 4.5 if I could split stars!
Prosrugged, durable, precision,
Consheavy
By darrell
COSTA MESA, CA
versatile reel
July 23, 2020
great reel for inshore bass fishing
By Joseph
bay shore, NY
300 is amazing!
May 23, 2020
Got a 300 Tranx AHG On my g loomis pro green MH. Very impressive bait caster. Iím not one to use them but this reel caught my eye and Iím so glad I made the investment
ProsPower handle is comfortable
36 Questions & 36 Answers
Ekapon
from Thailand asked:
January 12, 2020
Will this rod (spec below) match the Tranx 300HG?


- 6'6" jigging rod

- PE 1-3

- Jig weight 40-120 gram

1 Answer
Depends on the reel seat of the rod for some bait casting reels to match up. However typically a 6ft6 40-120g rod we would say is a medium to medium heavy power and would pair great with the 300HG.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on January 14, 2020

john
from long island ny asked:
December 28, 2019
What reel would you match with 200AHG for fluke in bay,Thanks
1 Answer
If you mean rod, the Trevala S ML 6ft 3 would be perfect for jigging fluke in the back bays.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on December 30, 2019

GORDON MARTIN
from Lanexa, Va asked:
July 9, 2019
Will tackle direct put line on a reel if you buy a new reel?
1 Answer
Yes, mono is free and any other line you would just add to the order and add instructions for spooling under comments/instructions.†
Submitted by: Ethan on July 13, 2019

Nicolas gamboa
from Colombia asked:
May 28, 2019
How the 200 size reel will handle big peacock bass on the amazon river?
1 Answer
You'll be better off going with the 300 series much stronger drag†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 29, 2019

Andrew
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania asked:
April 30, 2019
Can a power handle be attached to the 400 size?
1 Answer
A power handle can be attached†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

Timothy
from Norfolk, Va asked:
October 31, 2018
What would be the best south east teramar for the 300? Could the 300 withstand a small Cobia
1 Answer
The 300 would withstand a small cobia and the 7 foot heavy or the medium heavy.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 31, 2018

Jon underwood
from Plainfield illinois asked:
September 25, 2017
Can the 400 ahg handle Muskie? Can it also hold 100 lb power pro line, if so how much?
1 Answer
I would lean more towards the Shimano TranX TRX500HG. It has 25 lbs of max drag and will hold about 230 yards of power pro. The 400 ahg will maybe hold 100 yards of braid with a small max drag of 15lbs.
Submitted by: Bernie on September 25, 2017

Michael Riverin
from Chicoutimi, Quťbec asked:
February 24, 2021
TranX 301 A Will match Ste-croix mojo inshore casting rod , 7í.6íí , heavy , lyres wheight 3/4-2 oz ? Itís for stripper bass With 1 1/2 oz swimmy Eels  Jigs.... 

Iím fishing striper bass on Miramichi river N-B . 

1 Answer
Yes, the TranX 301A will pair up nicely with the 7'6" Mojo Inshore rod.†
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 25, 2021

Jeff
from Pennsylvania asked:
February 2, 2021
would the tranx 300 fit well on a new 7'6" mhf  mojo

 inshore .basically using it for stripers ,blues and black fish???

1 Answer
Yes these rods would pair very well with the Tranx 300 for your intended fishing application,

The 7' or 7'6 MH would be perfect depending on your preferred length†

Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on February 3, 2021

Jeff
from Pennsylvania asked:
January 30, 2021
I recently bought a st croix mojo inshore but the reel I was going to use has 

a larger base and wont fit in the reel seat. will the 300hag

fit????

1 Answer
Yes this reel would pair extremely well with the Mojo Inshore series. this reel will secure properly to the reel seat
Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on February 2, 2021

David Carlson
from Williamsburg Virginia asked:
November 16, 2020
Will the 200 size be good for bass fishing and saltwater?
1 Answer
Yes, the 200 would be ideal for bass and inshore applications.
Submitted by: TackleDirect Customer Service on November 17, 2020

Chris Tabb
from Portland, ME asked:
May 17, 2020
Do they have this in left hand retrieve?
1 Answer
Chris,

Any model ending in "1" is a left-hand retrieve Tranx. ex. 201AHG, 301A, etc
Submitted by: Ryan on May 20, 2020

Hector
from Georgia asked:
April 29, 2020
Iím thinking about buying a TRX201AHG to have a reel that I can take for bass fishing but also use for inshore fishing. Will a 300 be better for this?


Also, Iím thinking about pairing the 200 with St. Croix Mojo Inshore Casting Rod - Model MIC76MHF. 

1 Answer
The 300 will give you significantly more drag power for lifting fish off of the bottom in inshore scenarios. It will also work great for bass allowing you to throw bigger lures and handle bigger fish.†
Submitted by: Sydney on May 1, 2020

James
from Long Island asked:
August 22, 2019

Would the 300a pair well with shimano teramar ne tmce70mh? Primarily for blackfish 

1 Answer
That would pair perfect and balance perfect as well. A nice lighter blackish set up perfect for using tog jigs.†
Submitted by: Alyssa Madosky on August 30, 2019

Neil
from queens ny asked:
March 28, 2019
I've got a fast action spinning rod paired with a penn international 975 for fluke jigging and light bait. However when the current gets really strong I had to use a 5-6 once flukeball to hold bottom and it has damaged the free spool button. So I am thinking of getting a tranx 300 preferably high gear model since it's a much tougher reel. basically I just don't like the idea of bringing two setups on the crowded little boat. Do you think the tranx will cover both occasions of jigging and bottom fishing with 5 or 6 once lead?   
1 Answer
Absolutely!
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on April 12, 2019

C-Rugger
from FXB, VA asked:
January 3, 2019
Looking to get the 400 for casting top water for stripers and small tuna, likely using 0.5-3 oz lures - best rod recommendation?
1 Answer
I would recommend using either Phenix or Shimano Terez casting rod.
Submitted by: Ricky on January 4, 2019

Richard
from Chicago Illinois asked:
January 8, 2018
Will the 400A be a good musky reel?
1 Answer
The Shimano TRX400A TranX Baitcasting Reel would be a good reel for the application your using it for. Definitely has the line capacity and strength needed for musky fishing.
Submitted by: Donald on January 9, 2018

Ruru
from CA - California asked:
July 7, 2017
Does the 300 have a clicker
1 Answer
Neither size in the Tranx has a clicker.
Submitted by: Devon on July 8, 2017

Carlos Sandoval
from Great Neck asked:
June 29, 2017
Would the 400 be a good reel to put on a tsunami TSCCB-7311 for tog and bottom fishing? Like fishing block island for cod,ling,sea bass, and porgies?
1 Answer
The 400 would be perfect to use with that rod for bottom fishing.
Submitted by: Devon on July 3, 2017

Bart Hegeler
from San Diego asked:
May 24, 2017
Can the 300 handle up to 30' yellow fin tuna?
1 Answer
A 30 lb yellowfin would not be a problem for the Tranx. A 400 size might be a bit more appropriate as it has significantly higher line capacity.
Submitted by: Devon on May 29, 2017

Brian
from New Jersey asked:
May 23, 2017
Can 30lb power pro be effectively used on the 400AHG? Looking for a light, do-all baitcaster for inshore fishing. Mainly casting and chunking for blues and stripers as well as jigging for fluke, sea bass and tog. Is there a lighter model that would be better for this?
1 Answer
For stripers and blues the Tranx 300 would be a perfect fit. It might not be necessary to use something as large for fluke and seabass, but the Tranx 300 will be a good choice for a "do it all" baitcaster. You can look into the Curado I 200 or Chronarch MGL.
Submitted by: Devon on May 27, 2017

Josh Stewart
from New Port Richey, FL asked:
April 17, 2017
Is a 300 size Tranx the same size as a Curado 300 or perhaps a Calcutta 300?
1 Answer
The Tranx 300 is very similar in size to the Curado 300E. It is also similar in size to the Calcutta 300 however the Calcutta feels a bit bulkier as it is round as opposed to a low profile.
Submitted by: Devon on April 18, 2017

Andy
from Jetty country nj asked:
March 28, 2017
Are the 300 and 400 about the same size and just spool size is different?
1 Answer
The sizes of the reels are different in size, 400 larger than the 300. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 29, 2017

George
from Fords, NJ asked:
March 24, 2017
Can I get the power handle on the 300A?
1 Answer
The power handle only comes with the 7.6:1 gear ratio models (AHG). We recommend contacting Shimano with inquiries about purchasing and installing a power knob for a model that doesn't come with one.
Submitted by: Devon on March 24, 2017

Trav
from Mn asked:
March 5, 2017
Does this new Tranx have stainless or brass gears?
1 Answer
The Tranx 300 and 400 uses a CNC machined brass drive gear and pinion gear.
Submitted by: Devon on March 7, 2017

robert
from san francisco california asked:
February 26, 2017
can this reel handle anything from ling cod stripers and halibut fishing? catching fish weighing up to 30lbs looking for a baitcasting reel that can handle this type of fishing and also was looking at some abu garcias are there any recomedations there that can handle it as well?
1 Answer
It sounds like the Shimano Tranx would definitely be a suitable reel for the applications you are describing. The Abu Garcia Revo Beast series as well as the Daiwa Lexa 300 + 400 sizes would also be good options.
Submitted by: Devon on February 28, 2017

Karl
from S√£o Paulo, Brasil asked:
February 22, 2017
Do the new tranx family reels have a casting brake system? I did not see any at the reels description page.
1 Answer
the Shimnao Tranx reels have a VBS Brake System effectively reacts to spool rotation speed to provide ideal brake force at all times during cast
Submitted by: Donald on February 23, 2017

Cleant
from Mauritius, Indian ocean asked:
February 13, 2017
What difference Between TRX300A&TRX301A
1 Answer
301 is a left handed model. 01 for Shimano always means left hand.
Submitted by: John on February 14, 2017

Kenny Hill
from Peoria,Arizona asked:
February 5, 2017
I'm Throwing 8 inch Hudds and Fishing them Slow on 20 pound FC line. Would the 400 be the Best Reel for this app?
1 Answer
Yes because of the increased line capacity.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

bill Ramsey
from Cook county,il asked:
February 3, 2017
how does the left handed tranx 401 compare to tranx 500 for reeling in musky double ten bucktails.
1 Answer
No clue, we won't see them for 1 more month so can't give a comparison yet. The 400 size is obviously smaller.
Submitted by: John on February 8, 2017

Van
from Providence, RI asked:
January 30, 2017
What's the difference between the "A" and "AHG" models?
1 Answer
The A is a lower gear ratio and the AHG is a high gear ratio.
Submitted by: Donald on January 31, 2017

Eric G
from Massena NY asked:
January 27, 2017
To be included in the pre-order do I just add this to my cart while signed in? Do I have to pay now or do I wait until the reel is available?
1 Answer
When making a pre-order on our website you will only be charged once the item becomes in stock and ready to ship. You will likely see a "pending" charge for the total on your bank statement. This simply means that we are authorized to charge this amount when appropriate.
Submitted by: Devon on January 28, 2017

Pierre
from Calhoun New Brunswick canada asked:
January 26, 2017
Do they come in left handed? ...thank you very much!
1 Answer
The Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 300 & 400 does come left handed.
Submitted by: Donald on January 27, 2017

Christopher
from Pembroke Pines, FL asked:
January 26, 2017
Your description reads "HG model has a 70 mm single handle with a Ci4+ handle knob" but I would like to know if this handle can be put on the non-HG model?
1 Answer
The handle would not match the HG model of the Shimano Tranx.
Submitted by: Donald on January 26, 2017

adolph e guzman
from san antonio tex asked:
January 26, 2017
ts the reel handle same as the one in your pic? I have seen some models but the reel handle is different and looks like it was halved. Also, the 'SUBSCRIBE & SAVE' on the left side of the screen is obstructing and annoying. how can I get rid of it?
1 Answer
The 300 does come with a different size handle than the 400 and i would try refreshing your browser to try to get the add off the page.
Submitted by: Donald on January 26, 2017

Dan
from Boynton Beach asked:
January 24, 2017
Where is it made?
1 Answer
The Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 300 & 400 are made in Malaysia.
Submitted by: Donald on January 25, 2017

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