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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 22 reviews
By Peter
Maryland
April 19, 2019
Smooth as silk!
I finally had a chance to use this reel last weekend out on the bay. It was an absolute pleasure to cast. It has a great feel in the hand; fits perfectly and the paddle crank was smooth as silk on every return.

No issues at all with ocean spray. Gave it a rinse after the day was done and I'm ready to head out again next weekend!
By Casper
Upper Chichester PA
April 7, 2019
Great Reel
Been using this reel for Taug fishing. So far it's been a great reel with all the power needed for catching big fish.
ProsLow profile. 25# of drag. Lightweight.
By BIGGS
BROOKLYN ,NY
March 28, 2019
NICE
RECENTLY PURCHASED THE 400AHG .VERY SMOOTH , VERY LIGHT EASY CASTING REEL WITH NO BACKLASH. VERY WELL MADE SHIMANO WINNER LOOKING FORWARS TO WORK THIS BAD BOY OUT .
ProsLIGHT N SMOOTH.
ConsDON'T LIKE THE PLACE OF THE SIDE BUTTON.
By Justin
California
March 17, 2019
The Tranx 400 is great
Even smoother than expected and looks good! Very tight package with a ton of drag. Tranx is a top tier reel and I‚€™m very happy with it. Will cast anything about a mile and a half!
ProsQuality Smoothness Big drag small profile
ConsWould like to see a little more line capacity
By Carl
Sugar Grove, IL
March 2, 2019
Light & Smooth
My choice was the TRX400AHG. I like the big single handle.

Set it up with two, opposing, brakes on.

Have not had a "bird's nest" yet.
ProsBig single handle on 400. Light weight. Shimano Technology.
ConsNone
By Bob
Millsboro, DE
February 2, 2019
FAST RETRIEVE
Nice smooth cast and retrieve low profile bait caster; will be using in the Florida Bay as well as the reef line in the Florida Keys. Good design and easy to maintain.
By Bob
Millsboro, DE
February 2, 2019
Super Smooth
Great casting distance and super smooth retrieve. 20# braid filled will meet the needs of any Florida Bay fishing targets. Nice simple design and easy to maintain.
By Frank F.
Newport Bach, Ca
January 3, 2019
Nice small baitcaster
So far so good. Smooth casting
By Louis D.
Rhode Island
October 12, 2018
inshore special
out of all the reels I own Im constantlly reaching for my tranx300 . Its an amazingly comfortable and versatile little powerhouse. from fluke and blackfish to trophy size striped bass it can handel anything I can throw at it. Castability when paired with an expride is unmatched and i love the fast retrieve. Amazing reel
By Bill
Wisconsin
September 2, 2018
Smoothest musky reel I've ever owned
It real double 10 musky baits in like there's nobody's business they're awesome
By John
Los Angeles, CA
July 27, 2018
Power and casts a mile
This light weight reel paired great with my Phoenix rod and is now my surface iron 20-30# set up. Yellow tail killer
ConsPut a lanyard on the real cover to keep from loosing it. Watch how to on YouTube reel reviews.
By Justin
San Antonio
July 6, 2018
My new favorite reel
I now have 2 of these, and intend to add a 3rd. They‚€™re perfect for kingfish out of my kayak. I currently spool with 30lb braid, but i‚€™ll use 40 when I replace the line. It‚€™ll hold plenty of either, even for the big kings. Perfect for when you need a small, tough package.
ProsSmall, light, lots of line capacity.
By Jame
rancho cordova, ca
April 3, 2018
awesome reel
this reel a beast
By Justin
San Antonio, TX
February 23, 2018
Great heavy duty casting reel.
I paired my Tranx 400 with a Teramar SE 7‚€™6‚€ MH to cast and troll for kingfish out of my kayak. I like it so much I will likely buy a 2nd combination like this. It‚€™s like a Curado on steroids.
ProsPlenty of line capacity, very smooth, casts great.
ConsNone. I love the setup as it is.
By Marcelo
New York, New York
February 5, 2018
Nice and powerfull reel
I have loaded it with Power Pro Super Slick 40 pounds and cast a mile and its operation is very smooth ... Great Shimano !!!
25 Questions & 25 Answers
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

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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