Shimano TRX400A TranX Baitcasting Reel

Shimano TRX400A TranX Baitcasting Reel

Price: $299.99
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
TRX400A
SHM-3232
305.8:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
225+112Right$299.99 USD
The Shimano TRX400A 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 33 reviews
By Mark
Ontario
Versatile Musky Reel
February 11, 2020
Got the 400 size HG and can use this reel to fish big rubber, small blades and jerkbaits for musky. The line pickup is excellent and the cranking power when pulling size 8 and 9 blades is excellent as well. Just a fantastic reel. Paired with a 9' XH rod you have yourself the ultimate musky fishing machine.
ProsLightweight, incredible line pick-up, durability
By Mark
Ontario
Perfect Big Bucktail Reel
February 11, 2020
Bought this reel for fishing big bucktails for musky and it did not disappoint. I did end up adding the power handle to it. Pull double 10's with ease and the lower gear ratio actually works well for fishing big rubber a little deeper when fish are holding close to the bottom.
ConsDid not come with the power handle.
By Brent
Miami, FL
One of the best reels
January 22, 2020
I got the 300 size to throw medium sized baits, swimbaits up to 4oz in particular. I've gone on to use it to throw large jerkbaits and other walking type baits with great success. Casts great, no shortage of cranking power. Drag has been smooth. One of the best reels on the market.
ConsPower handle can cause a short cast so either swap the handle or make sure it's in its lowest position before casting.
By Rob
On da wada
To0 big????
January 20, 2020
I bought a 400 for freshwater swimbaits and was worried it would be to big. Upon opening I was pleasantly surprised at the size. Nice reel. Wished I would have bought some sooner.
By Sugi
Costa Mesa, CA
Great Reel!
January 10, 2020
Purchased 2 size 200 for fishing the bay. One was a gift for my son and I had to have one myself. Smooth and cast good distant with 1/4oz jigs. One day I would like to purchase all sizes. Just wish these quality reels were cheaper...
ProsGreat performance all around...
ConsToo dang pricey!
By Kenny
MD
nice reel
November 20, 2019
happy with this reel I use this for inshore fishing with live bait or bigger jigs on a paddle
By William
Mount Prospect Il
This reel is worth the price
November 2, 2019
I’m really happy with this reel. I got it for musky fishing and did it preform. I went from 4 oz lures to #5 mepps spinners with no problems. Even if I forgot to adjust it I had no backlashes. The breaking system is great.
By CHRIS
SAN DIEGO, CA
Tranx 201
August 25, 2019
Nice upgrade to the Curado K platform, love the corrosion resistant finish and mostly the oversized handle and knobs for cranking on fish against the current in the bay and inshore. I can cast lead, spinners, bladed jigs, flyline/T-rig and i also throw light A-rigs on this thing no problem. Only wish they made the 201 in all gear ratios!! Another let-down for lefty anglers.
Overall, i liked the Tranx 201 so much i bought a second one to replace one of my Curado K's.
ProsExceptional casting, smooth powerful gearing, oversized handle/knobs, corrosion protection
ConsLack of gear ratios in left hand model
By don
Suisun Bay , Delta
Trax400
August 12, 2019
I've landed stripper's and several sturgeon on this reel. Nothing but joy! This reel is a tank and I have no hesitation running it for yellow tail & calico. I will be getting the big brother 500 only because I'm completely satisfied with this reel. I just want both. Shimano has a winner here!
ProsBuild , smoothness , quality , power , and looks great!
Consnone
By Thomas K.
New York
Failure
June 10, 2019
The winding and drag suddenly failed for no apparent reason.
ConsThe winding mechanism and drag control suddenly failed for no apparent reason.
By Kevin
San Francisco
Good casting
June 8, 2019
Very nice reel
By Peter
Maryland
Smooth as silk!
April 19, 2019
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
Great Reel
April 7, 2019
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
NICE
March 28, 2019
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
The Tranx 400 is great
March 17, 2019
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
1 Question & 1 Answer
David
from MN asked:
January 31, 2017
What's the difference between the 400 models?
1 Answers
The gear ratios are different and there are to different retrieves. Left hand and right hand.
Donald
on January 31, 2017

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