Shimano TRX401A TranX Baitcasting Reel

Shimano TRX401A 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
TRX401A
SHM-3234
305.8:112/330
14/260
20/160
50/275
65/170
80/140
225+112Left$299.99 USD
The Shimano TRX401A 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 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
Carolinas
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
Ca
Excellent
May 2, 2020
Love Shimano. Just another great product.
By william
Atlanta, Georgia
Tough
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
Jupiter
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.
ConsNone
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
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Steve E Warner
from Pennsylvania asked:
March 5, 2017
Do the 400's have a bait clicker and does the line guide move back and forth on a cast unlike a lexa 400,
1 Answers
The Shimano Tranx does not have a bait clicker. The level wind remains stationary while the reel is in free spool and will not oscillate during a cast.
Devon
on March 6, 2017

Kristian Watcham-Roy
from Quebec asked:
January 21, 2017
I thought this one was supposed to be the low gear ratio with power handle. Can you please correcte this before i preorder thanks.
1 Answers
The Shimnao Tranx does come in the lower gear ratio with no power handle.
Donald
on January 26, 2017

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