Shimano TRN-200G Triton Graphite Levelwind Reel

Shimano TRN-200G Triton Graphite Levelwind Reel

Price: $94.99
Model
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Per TurnMono Line CapacityBraided Line CapacityMax DragWeightPrice
TRN-200G
SHM-0423
Right Hand4.3:125in14lb/480yds
17lb/400yds
20lb/300yds
40lb/555yds
50lb/550yds
65lb/450yds
14lb13.2oz$94.99 USD
Can you walk and chew gum at the same time? Okay, that one was easy. But when trolling can you grab the rod, fight the fish and reel in your downriggers at the same time? Ah hah. That gets a little trickier.Sometimes it's not such a bad idea to have a levelwind feature on your downrigging reels so all you have to think about is winding frantically. Nor does it hurt to have a solid, one-piece graphite frame, a large drag surface and your choice of lever drag on the Charter Special or star drag on the TRN. And you can even use both reels for light saltwater applications. Overall, it just makes the whole process a lot less complicated.
4.5 Stars based on 14 reviews
By J l.
Destin Florida
works good for the money
August 6, 2021
great little reel for the money. Perfect for light tackle fishing. Kids love the level wind. SO do I. Less time spent fixing fouled line. Recommend it .
By Kevin
Long Island Sound
Good Disposable Reel
July 21, 2021
Good reel but not that durable. The level wind system is fragile. Mine did break. Was easier to just buy a new reel.
By Gordon
Massachusetts
Looks great, holds lots of lead core
June 23, 2021
Nice light reel, holds more line than the 100G model. Can't wait to try it out!
By Gordon
Massachusetts
Nice and light
May 21, 2021
Nice and light reel, looks great. I will be using 27 lb lead core braid on it to start as a trolling setup for striped bass. Only issue is the handle sucks so I ordered a nicer one from Shimano directly (that is for another reel... check youtube reviews to find it)
By Castaway_Gio
Houston, TX
Great pier fishing reel
December 14, 2020
Bought this reel awhile back and love it. I might be a little bias cause I am a Shimano fanboy, but it is just what I was looking for in a pier/jetty fishing reel. Not to bulky but small enough to cast far as I need it to go. Feels sturdy enough to handle big to small fish on. I put 30# Powerpro braid on and cast a smooth as ever. Would recommend to any one in the market for one of these reels.
By Leon
Randallstown, MD
1st Levelwind Reel
December 13, 2020
I do quite a bit of bottom fishing and I wanted to add a conventional/levelwind reel to my arsenal. This Shimano TR100-G is just the right size!
By Karl
Sacramento, California
I bought a second set of Triton 100/200 G's - Great reels!
July 30, 2020
Fantastic reels for the buck. I've caught more than 50 king salmon up to 35 lbs. on these reels. Almost all of them mooching bait. Great for light trolling including inland trout. These reels worked super on big slamin' coho salmon with dipsy divers in Alaska. They also work great for California halibut and striped bass. Will do rockfish but not recommended for bigger ling cod (in the rocks). Keep in mind the Triton's are more a finesse type reel. They do great on fast fish that run higher in the water column or over clean bottom. They don't do that well on powerful bottom fish that you need to turn or bulldog out of the rocks etc. I spool it with Trilene Big Game mono in 17 or 20 lb. test and usually pair it with a longer/limber 8 foot down rigger type rod. You can pay a lot more and not get much more in performance. I'm usually surrounded by expensive reels on the salmon charter boats and these "man in the grey suit" Triton's hold their own with great results!
By Kenny
MD
Love the reel hate the handle
November 19, 2019
I'm not a fan of this handle, personally if they made it a rubber or round handle knob this reel would be my go to reel for a budget setup that I wouldn't be so sad if it flew out my hands into the ocean lol
By cuba j.
NY bight
broke down with 2nd bluefish
June 13, 2019
I bought this for my grandson with a lightweight tsunami rod and after a couple of medium bluefish the level wind cracked and quit working. With a fish on, the reel felt like a toy, none of the solidity of a decent reel. Penn, here I come.
I have a Shimano Torium also and I have had lots of problems with it,- and I take care of the equipment.
Pros
  • price
Cons
  • not well made
By Hudsonman
n.y.
JUST WHAT I WANTED
November 25, 2015
I purchased this reel as part of an all around bottom fishing set-up for the western L.I. SOUND. I have it matched to a Tsunami Classic rod rated for 15-25 lb. line. I use 30 lb. braid. This to me is a great set-up for the fluke, porgies, sea bass and blackfish, as well as the ocassional bluefish, striper and weakfish that I may encounter in the areas I fish. It's not a $ 200 reel but for a guy who bottom fishes once or twice a week or on a party boat, its just what you need at a great price. I hope Shimano continues to make this reel for years to come.
Pros
  • Quality. Price.
Cons
  • None
By David
Jacksonville, FL
Heck I've done 2 video reviews on this reel...!!!
April 13, 2015
And weekly the Youtube reviews I have done on my channel still have me answering questions. NOTHING.....really NOTHING in a star drag levelwind reel can compare to plain simple usefullness of this reel. It's bullet proof. I own now 24 of these and have them in service on my charter boats and they have never let me down. They catch 100 pounders as easily as a 3 pounder. I sent Shimano a letter once saying. "PLEASE do not drop the ball and stop making these reels...or I'll freak!"

No reel will keep on reeling in fish as good as these.

Video reviews:

https://youtu.be/Ncphmou9yUI

https://youtu.be/Kkz05HsZ6tI

Pros
  • I can break one down to "parade rest" in a NY minute and have it cleaned and ready to go in minutes. I'm talking all apart!
  • No bearings except one in the handle to worry about. Grease them do what ever you want! Dunk them in saltwater and then dunk them in fresh and keep on fishing.
Cons
  • If you want glitz and glamour and want to impress someone then move on. If you want to impress someone with intelligence then buy these. No clicking adjustment on drag star is a extra I wish they had. Other than that......I wish they came in a Triton 50 size, half as small as the 100 size.
  • I'd buy 24 more if I could get even smaller ones.
By John
NH
Great Deal!
July 26, 2013
Awsome reel, can't beat it! Sells for 130.00 in northern NE
By Lou S.
Breezy Point, New York
Nice reels
March 7, 2013
Like shimano reels. Nice working reel and go bang for the buck.
Pros
  • reliable reel
By ANDREW
NEPTUNE, NJ
shimano TRN-200 levelwind reel
September 28, 2012
great reel for fluke and seabass
Pros
  • handles smoothly and has good cranking power.
Cons
  • reel claims to hold 300 hundred yards of 20 pound test, however, i couldn't get it all on there.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Michelle
from Rhode Island asked:
August 2, 2022
Will this reel match well with the Shimano TEBC70MHA rod?

I mainly bottom fish for fluke and sea bass, and occasionally troll for stripers.

1 Answer
Hello Michelle, 


The Shimano Triton 200 will pair well with the TEBC70MHA and will be a great jigging combo. You can also do a little 

bit of light trolling with that reel as well.

Submitted by: Bernie - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 2, 2022

Michael
from Savannah, Ga. asked:
May 10, 2019
what size braid for this reel. I plan to use it for near shore reef fishing off the Georgia coast. Also, what would be a good rod to match?
1 Answer
40 lb braid would be good. Depending on how you are fishing or what you are fishing for. With that information we will be able to recommend what rod is best. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on May 27, 2019

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