Agree...I just sold my bnib tranx 500hg.You don't need a Tranx for rockfish. The Penn Fathom II Level Wind is a lot more durable and the lower gear ratio is better when you have heavy weights. The Tranx has shit parts inside that corrode easily. The Penn is built like a tank. It takes abuse and keeps on going. The price is a lot more affordable.
This is the biggest shit part in the Tranx. A zinc die cast part that is guaranteed to corrode. You might as well buy 4-5 of these parts and swap them out every year.
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