The Shimano Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 are the ultimate powerhouse in the world of baitcasting reels. Designed to handle the toughest fishing challenges, this reel combines relentless durability with smooth performance, making it an ideal choice for anglers seeking to conquer both freshwater and saltwater environments.
Built with Shimano's renowned engineering expertise, the Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 boast a compact and robust Hagane body construction, ensuring exceptional rigidity and longevity even in the face of heavy use. This reel is ready to take on large game fish, such as muskies, pike, stripers, and even inshore species like redfish and snook.
Equipped with a high-capacity spool, the Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 provide anglers with ample line capacity, allowing for extended casts and increased chances of landing that trophy fish. The reel features Shimano's X-Ship technology, which provides precise gear alignment for maximum power transmission, resulting in effortless and efficient retrieves.
The Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 feature Shimano's CoreProtect technology, providing exceptional water resistance to ensure smooth performance in harsh conditions. This makes it suitable for saltwater applications, where the reel's resistance to corrosion comes into play, allowing you to target species like tarpon, grouper, and amberjack with confidence.
The reel incorporates Shimano's SVS Infinity braking system, offering precise and consistent casting control. With a wide range of adjustment settings, you can easily fine-tune your cast to accommodate different lure weights and weather conditions, minimizing backlash and maximizing distance.
The ergonomic design of the Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 prioritize comfort and control, allowing for extended fishing sessions without fatigue. The oversized handle and comfortable grip provide a solid connection between angler and reel, enhancing sensitivity and control during retrieves and battles.
Whether you're an avid angler looking to up your game or a professional angler seeking a reliable and powerful reel, the Shimano Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 are a top-of-the-line choice. Its rugged construction, smooth performance, and versatility make it a true workhorse, ready to handle any angling adventure you embark upon. Get ready to experience the power and precision of the Tranx 300 and Tranx 400 and take your fishing to new heights.
Total Protection, the concept of CoreProtect is simple: to provide water resistance without creating a heavy rotational feeling. There are three key areas of the reel that require protection: the roller clutch, the body and the line roller.
Cross Carbon Drag
The Cross Carbon Drag material provides a wider range of drag settings compared to traditional drag materials. The Cross Carbon Drag provides the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever while providing anglers with increased durability.
HEG consists of not only the gears, but also the frame, setplate, and handle-side sideplate. First we increased the size of the drive gear and the pinion gear to offer increased leverage and power. By using a one-piece frame that incorporates the setplate and adding a one-piece stamped sideplate, we have eliminated flex in the drive train that causes gears to bind under pressure.
The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing on the reel while fighting fish. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power, increasing efficiency through strength.
S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing and constructing a balanced and uniform thin-wall aluminum spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
S A-RB Bearings
S A-RB bearings are put through the same process as Shimano’s A-RB bearings but feature shields on both sides of the bearings. These shields reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting rotation of the bearing.
Super Free Spool
Super Free Spool eliminates friction on the spool shaft during the cast. Standard baitcasting reels are constructed in a way that when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft. This creates friction that can limit the length of a cast. But baitcasting reels with Super Free Spool are constructed so that the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing. When the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result: zero friction is placed upon the spool shaft and enhances casting performance.
VBS uses centrifugal force, rather than magnets, to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on, the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast — when backlashes most often occur — to create friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens and allows the spool to continue spinning.BSVBS uses centrifugal force, rather than magnets, to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on, the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast — when backlashes most often occur — to create friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens and allows the spool to continue spinning.
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This allows the gears to stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit of X-Ship technology is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This further benefits anglers with enhanced casting performance and casting distance of lighter lures.
|Model||Retrieve||Ratio||Mono Cap||Braid Cap||Max Drag||Bearings||Weight|
|TRX300A||30||5.8:1||12/230, 14/180, 17/150||40/195, 50/190, 65/125||22||5+1||11.6|
|TRX301A||30||5.8:1||12/230, 14/180, 17/150||40/195, 50/190, 65/125||22||5+1||11.6|
|TRX300AHG||40||7.6:1||12/230, 14/180, 17/150||40/195, 50/190, 65/125||18||5+1||11.6|
|TRX301AHG||40||7.6:1||12/230, 14/180, 17/150||40/195, 50/190, 65/125||18||5+1||11.6|
|TRX400A||30||5.8:1||12/330, 14/260, 20/160||50/275, 65/170, 80/140||22||5+1||12|
|TRX401A||30||5.8:1||12/330, 14/260, 20/160||50/275, 65/170, 80/140||22||5+1||12|
|TRX400AHG||40||7.6:1||12/330, 14/260, 20/160||50/275, 65/170, 80/140||18||5+1||12|
|TRX401AHG||40||7.6:1||12/330, 14/260, 20/160||50/275, 65/170, 80/140||18||5+1||12|
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