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 42 reviews
By Joseph
bay shore, NY
300 is amazing!
May 23, 2020
Got a 300 Tranx AHG On my g loomis pro green MH. Very impressive bait caster. I’m not one to use them but this reel caught my eye and I’m so glad I made the investment
ProsPower handle is comfortable
By Andrew
Tough and versatile
May 22, 2020
I’m on a budget but I need quality gear so I try to buy gear that can serve multiple purposes. This real fits that category and can be fished in fresh or saltwater with excellent performance.
By Angel
Lake Worth, Florida
Awesome real
May 8, 2020
Very smooth feels great in the hand so far great setup on the st. Croix mojo musky
ProsReels in the snooks with no problem
ConsSo far nothing to complain about
By Dave
May 2, 2020
Love Shimano. Just another great product.
By william
Atlanta, Georgia
April 28, 2020
This reel can take some damage. Can handle baits really well
By Tim
Ocean city
So far loving this reel
March 31, 2020
I was in Florida recently and I accidentally hooked a shark I thought the tran x 400hg handled it really well
By Glenn
Nice reel
March 30, 2020
I paired this with an Okuma xpress travel rod. Nice and smooth, casts very well. Midrange reel with a high end feel
ProsLeft hand return option High and low gear options Power handle equipped
ConsShows up all hours of the night Promises the world when it?s drunk Doesn?t know Joe Rogan
By JBrous
Texas Coast
Sweet reel
March 17, 2020
This Reel is looking great so far. Only one trip on it yet but it is so smooth. The single knob 'power' handle is nice as well I wasn't sure I would like it but I do. I paired this with a Terez Heavy rod and it is a great combo. I am now looking into buying a 200 and 300. Makes me feel more confident with the seals to keep water out so i am not as worried about opening up and needing to maintain the internals as frequently.
ProsWater seal
ConsAt the top of my price range so I cant buy several.
By Scott
Virginia Beach
Shimano Tranx TRX201AHG
March 14, 2020
Good reel with several options for adjusting spool casting tension. Reel makes long casts and has strong drag.
ProsSeveral options for adjusting spool casting tension.
By Mark
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
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
nice reel
November 20, 2019
happy with this reel I use this for inshore fishing with live bait or bigger jigs on a paddle
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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