Combining a revolutionary design and shape with the comfort of a low profile, the Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reels are among the top in the industry. Coveted by professional anglers everywhere, there is little that can be said about these reels that other have not already done.

The Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel is not simply a conventional model, but something much more. Designed with the dedicated fisherman in mind, it takes a traditional reel and adds functions which enable extreme speed retrieves and longer-than-normal casting. With state-of-the-art designs, X-Ship gives this reel extra smooth retrieve yet it possesses superior durability to anything in the same price range.

By adding an unparalleled amount of freespool, the company eliminated even the smallest amount of friction between the spool shaft and the pinion gear. This allows an angler to cast a tremendous distance using the HEG drive gear, which increases cranking efficiency.

No simply content with standard quality, the Shimano TranX Baitcaster is coated with S A-RB A-RB technology and E.I. Surface Treatment in order to prevent corrosion when a braided line becomes soaked in saltwater.

Rounding out the exemplary standards of this reel, are a SuperFree bearing pinion gear and seven shielded anti-rust ball bearings. A VBS Brake System reacts naturally with the rotation speed of the spool to provide brake force. Smooth drag performance is also supported with the durable Dartainium II drag washer. No-handle backplay is handled by Super Stopper technology.

Finally, this baitcaster is fitted with an Ergonomic Power Handle which provides better leverage for the 270 yards of 65 lb. PowerPro braid. This is an ideal reel for anglers looking to use large lures that target some of the largest fish, such as muskies.

Major Features:

  • Holds Up to 270 yds. of 65-lb PowerPro Braid
  • 7 Shielded Anti-Rust Ball Bearings
  • E.I. Surface Treatment and S A-RB A-RB Coating
  • HEG Drive Gear and Pinion Gear
  • Dartainium II Drag Washer


Line Capacity PowerPro Braid: 50#/420 yards; 65#/270 yards; 80#/210 yard
Line Capacity PowerPro Hollow-Ace: 40#/350 yards; 60#/275 yards; 80#/260 yards
Gear Ratio: TRX500HG, 6.6:1; TRX500PG, 4.6:1
Line Retrieve: TRX500HG, 43″ of line per crank; TRX500PG, 30″ of line per crank

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Written by Ripley Hunter

Ripley Hunter enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities and adventure sports. From kayaking to rock climbing, Hunter’s real love lies in fishing, whether on the water or ice. Among his great adventures is deep sea fishing in New Zealand. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This Review Has 1 Comments

  1. Red Band

    This thing is expensive! $499.99 at Gander Mountain!

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