Editor’s Note: Shimano Tranx 300 and 400 reels will be available from retailers for the first time at the upcoming Fred Hall Show in Long Beach. Stop by the Shimano display to learn all about them.
Shimano Tranx 300 vs 400
Introducing the Shimano Tranx 300 & 400 series reels.
When the situation calls for a reel durable enough to cast larger lures and fight bigger fish, and is equally at home in either fresh or saltwater, Shimano offers two new sizes to its Tranx baitcasting reel series – the 300 and 400. The reels will be the showcase of the Shimano booth at the upcoming Fred Hall Show at the Long Beach Convention on March 1-5 (www.fredhall.com), where the reels will be available to purchase for the first time from exhibiting retailers.
Joining the popular Tranx 500HG and 500PG (a huge favorite among musky anglers and saltwater tuna and striper anglers alike), each new Tranx is offered in four models – the Tranx 300, 400, left-hand retrieve 301 and 401 with powerful 5.8:1 gear ratios; and the Tranx 300HG, 400HG, left-hand retrieve 301HG and 401HG, all with fast 7.6:1 gear ratios.
All the Tranx 300 and 400 size reels feature Shimano’s HAGANE Body for added durability by reducing any frame distortion or flex when hooked into a big fish. Both sizes also feature Shimano’s X-Ship bearing supported pinion gear and High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) super strong no flex frame and gearing. These two technologies work together to provide massive cranking power with a smooth, effortless retrieve. X-Ship also provides a tremendous amount of freespool by eliminating any friction between the pinion gear and spool shaft, providing a reel that casts great distances. Both fresh and saltwater anglers know that keeping their lure in the water longer is going to trigger more strikes, plus making accurate casts to busting tuna and stripers can be a huge advantage.
See the Tranx ad in the Fred Hall Digital Show Guide for dealers at the show.