Shimano TRX400AHG TranX Baitcasting Reel

Shimano TRX400AHG TranX Baitcasting Reel

Price: $299.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono/Fluoro Line
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag (lb)Ball BearingsWeight (oz)Hand
185+112Right$299.99 USD
The Shimano TRX400AHG 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.
  • HG model has a 70 mm single handle with a Ci4+ handle knob.
5 Stars based on 57 reviews
By Kris
So Cal and Colorado
West Coast Inshore Perfection
May 9, 2021
I bought this reel specifically for fishing west coast bays - something I have done for decades. I have used my small Shimano Calcutta's in the past, and was looking for a low profile reel for flipping docks and throwing swimbaits for Spotted Bay Bass. I was contemplating this reel or a Shimano Curado - which I have owned before for Largemouth fishing in the Southwest. I chose the tranx because of the saltwater use and the extra level of protection it offers for this environment. I just used it for the first time on Mission Bay and it performed better than I had dreamed. Don't get caught up in counting bearings - I learned long ago that bearing count isn't nearly as important as bearing QUALITY! And this reel will throw a 3/8 oz jig into the wind with no issues - Sure any baitcaster can sling a 1 oz but when you go light, that's where you see just how smooth and drag free the reel truly is. Had a blast fighting plenty of Spotties up to 2+ pounds - Fishing 10# mono, they will pull drag and require some quick reeling to yank out from the dock pilings - which the reel did to perfection. Not to take anything away from a Curado - but if your fishing salt - this reel is the ticket!! I know its bigger brothers are fantastic offshore - but this little guy definitely deserves its family name and can hold its own in the light line salt game. Put your money where your mouth is - I am - I am purchasing 2 more. Well done Shimano!
ProsSmooth casting with light baits Drag is smooth and didn't fade after many runs Gear ratio + Larger Handle = quick retrieve but power when you need it Sealed for Saltwater use Good Price Value
ConsThey are often out of stock - very popular reel for good reasons
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.
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
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
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.
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,
By darrell
versatile reel
July 23, 2020
great reel for inshore bass fishing
5 Questions & 5 Answers
Robert f gabriele
from New Jersey asked:
September 22, 2018
Does this reel come with both handles not sure if I like the power handle. Thank you
1 Answers
All reels except the TRX401AHG have the paddle handle
on September 24, 2018

from CA asked:
August 31, 2018
Physical size wise, how does it compare to the Abu Garcia Beast?
1 Answers
The size is close but the Revo is lighter with a stronger drag system while the tranX is going to give you a better line capacity and faster retrieve.
on September 3, 2018

Al O.B.
from Jackson, nj asked:
July 15, 2018
Does it come in left handed
1 Answers
the left handed version of this reel would be TRX401A
on July 16, 2018

Ron Nichols
from El Cajon CA asked:
November 19, 2017
will this reel take 300 yards of 40lb Spectra with a 20 foot topshot of mono?
1 Answers
Hello Ron, according to the specs you would be able to fit 300 yards of 40lb spectra and the topshot.
on November 20, 2017

Al O.B
from Jackson, nj asked:
July 16, 2018
What rod is a good match for this reel. For sea bass, ling, black fish and cod.
1 Answers
I would recommend using the TackleDirect TDSSC701MHT Silver Hook Series Inshore Conventional Rod - 7 ft.
on July 21, 2018


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