Shimano TRX300A TranX Baitcasting Reel

Shimano TRX300A TranX Baitcasting Reel

Price: $289.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Hand
225+111.6Right$289.99 USD
The Shimano TRX300A TranX Baitcasting Reel allows 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. This reel features 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
  • Low gear model has a 102 mm double handle with oversized rubber knobs.
5 Stars based on 74 reviews
By Luis A.
gran aliado de pesca (great fishing ally)
August 16, 2022
Este carrete es un la opcion perfecta para empajerarlo con alguna ca?a de jigging cuando quieres descansar del peso de algun carrete convencional y sin temor a quedarte sin linea y poder de arrastre
(This reel is the perfect option to pair it with a jigging rod when you want to rest from the weight of a conventional reel and without fear of running out of line and drag power.)
  • poder de arrastre
  • capacidad de linea
  • balanceado
  • materiales de calidad
  • proteccion a salpicaduras de agua salada
  • (pulling power
  • line capacity
  • balanced
  • quality materials
  • salt water splash protection)
  • ninguna (none)
By Maciek
Sayreville nj
August 14, 2022
By Jonathan
drexel hill, PA
Nothing but the best
July 10, 2022
Been a long time Shimano fan and needed something for fluking and toggin. The tranx is perfect sooooo smooth and if needed you can cast the thing a mile
  • Smooth lightweight line capacity
  • Nothing at all
By Trevor
Best saltwater baitcaster
June 11, 2022
This is the best saltwater baitcaster in my opinion. I have the 200,300 and 400 they all perform well. Amazing reel for the money.
By Brian
Baja California Sur
Excellent Reel!
May 15, 2022
The Tranx 400 is an amazing reel. I also have the Tranx 500. I fish the mangroves of Baja California with this reel. I highly recommend the Shimano Tranx 400.
By Adam
Go To Fluke Fishing Reel
December 12, 2021
Perfect reel for all my fluke fishing, both in the bay and on the ocean. Light weight is great for working a bucktail all day. While there isn't much difference between the 200A and the 200HG, the slightly lower gear ratio of the 200A results in a small difference of inches per turn on the retrieve which definitely makes reeling in larger bucktails and bigger flounder less of a chore. Great match for any medium or even medium heavy conventional rods.
  • Lightweight, smooth, ergonomic
  • Lower profile can result in your index finger getting in the way of the line coming off and going on the reel when fully palming the reel.
Long Island
Great for Light Tackle Fluking
December 10, 2021
Used for quite a few party boat trips for Fluke this year on South Shore of Long Island. Handled very well. Drag is smooth and if you need a little extra oomph you can thumb the spool easily. Caught a few large bluefish with this reel as well and no hiccups. Highly reccomend for Fluking with Bucktails.
  • Small, lightweight.
By paul
Strong, Smooth Gearing
September 29, 2021
Bought this for deep cranking and smaller swimbaits. Handles both tasks perfectly. Although not known as one of Shimanos best casting reels, it bombs baits farther than I expected and winches in hard resisting baits with ease. Very happy with the purchase and have since purchased the 300 size for larger glide baits (up to 5 ounces). Another great product from Shimano.
  • Never in stock.
By Michael
Burke, VA
TRX301 Great Reel
September 21, 2021
Use primarily for Fluke and Tautog fishing. Left hand retrieve and power handle make reeling very comfortable.
  • Power Handle
By Dara
Orange County, CA
Best Reel for both Salt and freshwater..
September 2, 2021
I purchased about 1 month ago, I went out of San Diego on Overnight chasing Tunas and Yellowtails. Hooked on a 35lb. bluefin it was amazing, button down the drag and just started reeling it in with ease. The reel is soooo smooth. Next week I went to Daimond Valley Lake and Hooked to a 18lb striper and it was so smooth to Reel the fish in..I would RECOMMEND anyone who wanted small Reel with power and smoothness for saltwater and freshwater..
  • Power, Smooth Reel in, Compact.
  • N/A
By Eric
Not a saltwater reel.
August 30, 2021
Ok this reel is alright, but it's not a good saltwater reel. It's a musky reel made for freshwater. Daiwa lexa tw has replaced the larger size tranx's but I still have my 200. The Daiwa lexa tw has a better saltwater design than the bigger 300-400 tranx and a lot more torque maintaining the same weight and better cast ability.

I honestly believe the tranx 300 is better suited for salt than the bigger tranx's because of it's lack of bearings, there is pretty much nothing to corrode.

  • not sure, it's just as smooth as my daiwas but they always like to fail.
  • They fail fishing exclusively in saltwater.
By David
Insane water resistance
August 27, 2021
My lucky day included a beautiful 25” fluke on the kayak, AND pulling a heavily encrusted tranX 300a attached to a 7’ St Croix rod. The rod and reel were so covered with saltwater nastiness, that I had no idea what I had pulled up at first. Regardless, I brought it home to throw in the trash rather than just toss back in the ocean, then noticed the Shimano font on the reel cover. A quick pressure wash later (and a little bit of toothpick work) and the reel worked. Smooth as butter. I cracked open the case the next day to see that almost zero growth was inside. A tiny bit on one for the bearings that was easily removed. When I say it looked new inside, that’s zero exaggeration. I’m going to put a new star drag and handle on purely for aesthetics. Reel (and rod) worked like new. I’ll never know for sure, but I’m guessing that the combo was immersed in a saltwater bay notorious for heavy growth for a minimum of a year. Can your Diawa do that? Two that I threw in the trash after months of use (and several $ervice appointments later) couldn’t. I’m actually amazed. That CoreProtect is real!
  • Amazing
  • None noted at this point.
By allen
Bakersfield, CA
very light and effective
August 4, 2021
very fun to handle when the fish runs...
By Salt C.
Hackensack, NJ
Strong and lightweight
July 21, 2021
Awesome reel for my bottom fishing needs in the Northeast. Can't wait to test it on Tog
  • Light, strong, oversized dual paddle handle
By Joshua
Valley Lee, MD
My favorite baitcaster 201
July 19, 2021
Bought this to pair with a G-Loomis E6X swim bait rod. Rod is on back order, but so far it has been amazing on every rod I’ve used it with. When rigging my rods prior to fishing. I always tie my anticipated “best lure” on it. I’m getting ready to order another one when I get a shipping time frame on the G-Loomis.
  • Great casting, control, and smoothness.
  • Comfortable.
  • Good looking.
  • Great for salt water too.
  • Plenty of power for fishing heavy cover.
  • Great amount of line capacity.
  • None that I can think of
1 Question & 1 Answer
from New York, NY asked:
March 24, 2022
Would the Shimano TRX300A be a good to pair with the Shakespeare USCA662MH ugly Stik GX2 Casting Rod?

1 Answer
Hi Jason, The Shimano Tranx 300 would be great to pair with your Shakespeare USCA662MH. However, since it's currently sold out I would also recommend a Penn FTH300LP Fathom Low-Profile Baitcasting Reel. This would also pair nicely with your rod and be ideal for Saltwater fishing applications. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.
Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on March 24, 2022


Show off your fishing gear investment. Please post images and videos of your fishing gear, apparel, catches and lifestyle shots on and off the water. Let's see what you've got for a chance to win FREE gear! You can use #HookedOnTD or UPLOAD YOUR IMAGE HERE to make it onto our product pages or gallery. See something you like? You can shop directly from the images we post when gear we sell is featured!