The Shimano Tranx is a completely new style of saltwater reel that possesses a low-profile design with the same components and power of a traditional saltwater conventional reel. The revolutionary design and shape provides the comfort of a low profile reel with the capacity of a conventional reel. The X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve. Offered in high gear (HG) and power gear (PG) models to cover a wide range of applications.
The Shimano Tranx is best described as a "palmable" saltwater reel with amazing versatility for use when targeting big game fish of all kinds. The Tranx can be used for many types of big game fishing both freshwater and saltwater. The reels versatility is due in large part to the universally applicable features it displays. First and foremost, the smaller profile of the reel enables anglers to fish lures in a manner that is unheard of with the conventional saltwater reels. The high line capacity of the reel is ideal for large game fish that necessitate extra line for long battles. Incredible power and torque combine to offer anglers a reel that is ready for hand to hand combat.
When choosing between the high speed and low-speed models of the Tranx its best to first consider the species of fish you plan to target and then the application you will most likely use. For anglers focusing on power, its best to stick with the low gear ratio 4.6:1 which offers the most strength. If you plan to use mostly lures or you are targeting species on the smaller end of the spectrum, the high speed model may be just what you're looking for.
We offer the Shimano Tranx low-profile saltwater reel in the 500 size in either the 4.6:1 or 6.6:1 gear ratio.