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Shimano Tranx Saltwater Star Drag Reel

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Price: $499.99
- Shimano Tranx Salwater Reel
- Models: 4.6:1 or 6.6:1
- High line capacity
- Low-Profile Saltwater Reel

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Shimano Tranx Reel

Low Profile Saltwater Casting Reel

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.

Suggested Tranx Reel Applications

  • Musky: Anglers who fish big lures for musky will love this reel due to the light weight, small size and high line capacity. The 6.6:1 high speed model affords musky anglers versatility with regard to presentation.
  • Southern California: Anglers targeting yellowfin tuna and other near shore saltwater game in southern California will find this reel to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Kayak fishermen have already raved about its ease of use and versatility. Anglers who use traditional freshwater tackle in the kelp beds now have the option to upgrade for more power and line provided by the Tranx.
  • Pacific Northwest: Fishermen from the San Francisco bay to Alaska can rest assured this reel is ready to tackle anything that bites. Big Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish and Tuna are no match for the strength of the Tranx. The high line capacity is ideal for the spectra line to fluorocarbon topshot method that has become the new standard.
  • East Coast Stripers: The linesiders won't know what hit them when challenged by the Tranx. When drifting live eel or trolling lures, anglers targeting the big atlantic stripers will fall in love with the reels ease of use and ergonomic handle.

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.

Shimano Tranx Reel Features

  • X-Ship provides an extra smooth retrieve with superior durability
  • HEG - a larger drive gear and pinion gear increase cranking efficiency
  • SF - Superfree Bearing supported Pinion Gear eliminates friction with spool shaft for better freespool
  • E.I. Surface Treatment on the spool protects against corrosion from saltwater soaked braided line
  • S A-RB A-RB coating protects bearings from rust in saltwater use
  • Super Stopper eliminates handle back play
  • VBS Brake System effectively reacts to spool rotation speed to provide ideal brake force at all times during cast
  • Dartainium II Drag Washer provides incredibly smooth drag performance with durability
  • Ergonomic Power Handle for better leverage

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