Shimano TranX

Discussion in 'The BASS Club' started by mako madness, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. mako madness
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    I found a video on youtube with larry dalhberg and he is using a new reel by shimano which it seems like a curado 500 mixed with a trinidad.. here the link its pretty cool http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtzL2pt3sTY
  2. GRUMPKILLER
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    That reel looks badass! I want one!
  3. samgann93
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    Soooooooooooo Sick! i heard they were gonna do a bigger version but this is the first ive seen. Gonna be an amazing reel!
  4. mako madness
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    yeah same here, I heard rumors months ago about it, but had not seen or heard anything until now.
  5. FishinElectrician
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  6. Calico Killer
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    Interesting.
    Dahlberg repeatedly calls it a baitcaster, but the fact that the name begins with a
    T suggests that it's a conventional.
    Either way, looks a big too big for my hands.

    Didn't think there was enough of a gap between the EJ and 10A to warrant a
    new design.
    The selling factor must be the burner ratio.
    Oh, and the company name of course.
  7. jock
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    I was excited when I heard about the possibility of a Curado 500 coming out around the time that the rumors of the 300EJ were out. The rumors I heard (from a very dependable source) was that it was going to be a little bigger than a 300 with a bigger spool. I thought it would be the shit for hucking big baits in freshwater, but after seeing the video I think I'll just stick to my 300TE.
  8. bajapaddyhopper
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    This is actually the selection on next month's "reel of the month" club. Shoot, if Dalhberg uses it then I'm gettin one! So how many candybars do I need to sell?

    As soon as one of the local guys shows it on a vid, all the cool kids will have one too.:rofl:
  9. b-reel
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    Insane casting, and looks comfortable too. The all-in-one reel question has now been answered. From calico to yellowtail, to seabass....etc.
    Like it!
  10. riceman1011
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    That thing is huge!
  11. TRICKY_TRAN
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    Thanks for the video.
    I'll pass, I don't see a need in any situations that I'm in.
    I'd rather throw the gold Calcutta 300 or a gold TN. Metal.
    They would be better off using that marketing dollar fighting the MLPA.
  12. tsuribakagaijin
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    So Shimano finally got around to updating the Bantam 50....
  13. dirtytaco.
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    it looks a little big i dont see a need for it.... just remember an all in one reel will work in almost all applications but wont be the best for choice for each situation
  14. Reel_Fishy
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    I think it looks very interesting. I can see using it for alot of applications that I enjoy, from burning surface iron, to saltwater popping, to throwing big swimbaits for stripers and LMB. A good capacity levelwind with 43" per crank and 25 lbs of drag.....I like! Please make a lefty version!!
  15. J.AkuHed
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  16. Ali Admin
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    I think this would be a great reel for popper fishing down south. It would make a great spinning reel alternative IMO with the balls to pull fish from structure.
  17. EZ E
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    Everyone that is saying its to big or I dont need one, just wait until a couple of the guys in here get them and you will want one. Yes it may be too big for the spottie guys and it wont cast a 3 in big hammers but it will huck a surface iron, throw a BIG swimbait (meaning 12" and bigger), or poppers on paddies, etc. I know we all love our gold calcuttas and trinadads, but how many times do we put those down after an hour because you cannot feel your arm anymore? I know I do, me personally I would love to have a lighter jig stick, and with Jeremys new 12" punker coming out just think about. I cannot tell you how many times I have almost or had little line left on my 300 after hucking my punker, especially down wind. This is going to be one of the most badass reels in a while IMO. Ill take two fresh out of the oven please. Plus 25lbs of drag, these thing is built beast mode with balls of titaniums.
  18. EZ E
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    CALLING EVAN SALVAY we need a team basstic episode on the Tranx please
  19. Flee187
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    Looks like it may be a great reel for throwing iron. Load it up spectra and let er fly! No more guiding the line...
  20. J.AkuHed
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    Funny you say tha, been using my big level winds for years on local trips and always catch a load of crap for it. Shimano comes out with a big levelwind and all of a sudden its cool!

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