Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 300 & 400
$279.99 - $299.99
|Inches Per Crank||Gear Ratio||Mono/Fluoro Line|
|Max Drag (lb)||Ball Bearings||Weight (oz)||Hand|
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 5 reviews
September 20, 2017
Great reel but never used it
Purchased for fluke fishing but way heavier that I wanted. Returned it for a curado 70.better fit for my needs .... this reel did look like a monster and it does have its place
By Bob G
September 18, 2017
The reel is light, fast and very tight. It has a smooth retrieve that is quiet Gives the feel of excellent control
August 10, 2017
PURCHACED THE TRX300A SHM-3228
VERY SMOOTH!! GREAT QUALITY.. USED FOR FRESH WATER FISHING IN A TRIP TO SOUTH AMERICA.
ConsI NEEDED THE 22 POUND DRAG, ONLY FOUND WITH THE DOUBLE HANDLE NOT THE POWER HANDLE.
July 31, 2017
Purchased both the HG and PG
I purchased both because I couldn‚€™t make up my mind. The 400 size is perfect for coastal fishing in Southern California. Spooled with 50lb braid, I've caught everything from yellowtail and white seabass, to rockfish and lingcod. Comparing the two models, the 400HG is geared a bit too fast, and you‚€™ll feel it when fighting a larger fish. The 400PG is plenty fast at 5.8:1.
ConsWish the PG had the same handle as the HG. Purchased an HG handle from Shimano and swapped it out.
May 17, 2017
20 Questions & 20 Answers
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?
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.
on September 25, 2017
from CA - California asked:
July 7, 2017
Does the 300 have a clicker
Neither size in the Tranx has a clicker.
on July 8, 2017
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?
The 400 would be perfect to use with that rod for bottom fishing.
on July 3, 2017
from San Diego asked:
May 24, 2017
Can the 300 handle up to 30' yellow fin tuna?
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.
on May 29, 2017
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?
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.
on May 27, 2017
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?
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.
on April 18, 2017
from Jetty country nj asked:
March 28, 2017
Are the 300 and 400 about the same size and just spool size is different?
The sizes of the reels are different in size, 400 larger than the 300. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 29, 2017
from Fords, NJ asked:
March 24, 2017
Can I get the power handle on the 300A?
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.
on March 24, 2017
from Mn asked:
March 5, 2017
Does this new Tranx have stainless or brass gears?
The Tranx 300 and 400 uses a CNC machined brass drive gear and pinion gear.
on March 7, 2017
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?
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.
on February 28, 2017
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.
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
on February 23, 2017
from Mauritius, Indian ocean asked:
February 13, 2017
What difference Between TRX300A&TRX301A
301 is a left handed model. 01 for Shimano always means left hand.
on February 14, 2017
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?
Yes because of the increased line capacity.
on February 8, 2017
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.
No clue, we won't see them for 1 more month so can't give a comparison yet. The 400 size is obviously smaller.
on February 8, 2017
from Providence, RI asked:
January 30, 2017
What's the difference between the "A" and "AHG" models?
The A is a lower gear ratio and the AHG is a high gear ratio.
on January 31, 2017
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?
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.
on January 28, 2017
from Calhoun New Brunswick canada asked:
January 26, 2017
Do they come in left handed? ...thank you very much!
The Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 300 & 400 does come left handed.
on January 27, 2017
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?
The handle would not match the HG model of the Shimano Tranx.
on January 26, 2017
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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?
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.
on January 26, 2017
from Boynton Beach asked:
January 24, 2017
Where is it made?
The Shimano Tranx Baitcasting Reels - 300 & 400 are made in Malaysia.
on January 25, 2017