Tranx 300/400

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Mike-74SG » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:06 pm

Thanks Bantam1 !! :D

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Flukinit » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:39 am

Bantam,. Could these be used for blackfish or is more a jigging reel? Thanks

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:12 pm

They were designed with lure casting in mind more than anything else. I suppose you could use them for shallow jigging.

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby ScoobyDoo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:57 pm

Bantam1 wrote:Tranx 300/400

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The Tranx family is now much larger and more diverse. Shimano created the large low profile reel market with the Tranx 500 model. The addition of the 300 and 400 sizes provides heavy duty low profile reels for multiple applications. We took several steps to improve durability for the saltwater market as well as the demanding freshwater anglers. Available in both right and left hand models in two gear ratios.

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The compact body design allows for increased comfort and ergonomics. The physical size of the 300 is smaller than the current Curado 300E. We made the spool slightly taller to improve casting performance. It also aids in line pick up when using a slower gear ratio.

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Coreprotect is a feature that we have been using in our spinning reel models for a few years. This is a water resistance design to prevent water entry in susceptible areas of the reel. We have now added this feature to the Tranx 300/400 model reels.

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Worm shaft seal: The first area where water can enter the reel, when sitting in the rod holder taking ocean spray, or while fishing with the reel.

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Anti-Reverse bearing seal: This is a common area for water to enter the reel from heavy spray on those rough days. Seals are used on both sides of the bearing to eliminate water from getting into the bearing.

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Frame Seal 1: The pinion support bearing is a common area for corrosion when used in saltwater. We have made design changes to the spool and frame to eliminate water from entering this area. A special seal was also added to further reduce the possibility of water getting into the bearing and gear box.

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Clutch Button Seal: Another common area for water to enter the reel from both spray and use. A seal has been added to the inside to keep water out.

Frame Seal 2: Special grease has been used between the side plate and frame to prevent entry through this area.

A special clutch retention mechanism was developed to prevent the clutch from tripping on a hard cast. We further reduced the chances for the clutch to trip by use of a new carbon handle knob (HG only). This greatly reduces the weight of the handle knob and inertia when casting.

The drag range has been adjusted for use with heavier lines. The drag curve is very steep and is appreciated when fishing with heavy braided line and leaders.

Gear strength and durability has been increased greatly over Curado 300E model.

Hagane body
Aluminum A-side plate (handle side)
Cross Carbon drag
22 pounds max drag (standard model), 18 pounds max drag (HG model)
X-Ship
VBS braking system
Escape Hatch side plate access
5.8:1 gear ratio (Standard) 30 inches per crank
7.6:1 gear ratio (HG) 40 inches per crank
300/301 Line Capacity Mono 12/230, 14/180, 17/150 Power Pro 40/195, 50/190, 65/125
400/401 Line Capacity Mono 12/330, 14/260, 20/160 Power Pro 50/275, 65/170, 80/140
5+1 S-ARB bearings
11.6 ounces (Standard) 12 ounces (HG)
$279.99-299.99
*Available early March*


FYI...there aren't seals on both sides of the ar clutch. ONly the handle side.

I also...though i may have missed it. Did not see any sealing at the thumb bar...and did see light shitning through

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:31 pm

Core Protect is applied at the back of the roller bearing and at the clutch button. This is not a hard rubber seal like you would think. This is a surface treatment that makes the water bead up and not allow it to enter the area.

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby ScoobyDoo » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:32 pm

The drawings clearly show black rubber seals. Also states a special grease is used on the side plate and frame mating surfaces.
Not a simple hydroponic coating. That grease is not there.

The text describing image 2 is incorrect. No seal below the roller bearing. Just a seal at the top of the drag star and top of the clutch

I was basically suggesting you may want to consider taking down the drawings or descriptions as they aren't accurate to the product

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:35 am

The drawings are correct and the info I stated is correct. You are confusing it because of how it is drawn. The grease is there or should be. It is a very light and thin grease because a thick coating isn't needed due to the flat surface of the frame and side plate.

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby tonyex » Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:56 am

Awesome reel! Exactly that kind of reel I need to chase Northern pikes!
Once again Shimano delivers!
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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby ScoobyDoo » Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:19 am

Bantam1 wrote:The drawings are correct and the info I stated is correct. You are confusing it because of how it is drawn. The grease is there or should be. It is a very light and thin grease because a thick coating isn't needed due to the flat surface of the frame and side plate.


The drawing is correct....the green teal part with the wing at the top is the drag star.

The seal on the right is inbetween the handle and the star.

The seal on the left is sealing against the AR clutch sleeve on the inner seal lip. ANd the inside of the drag star.
No seal on the inside of the ar clutch...Fully exposed like on the original tranx.

No grease either. Bone dry...Not really a concern because they are two flat surfaces and there is a drain hole.

If you want to leave it..that's fine....i'm just bringing it up because it's misleading.

It still is an incredible piece of fishing gear. And an honest value in compared to some of it's competition.

I have another one on it's way

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Obz » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:05 am

Trying to find a way to justify buying the 400 hg. The 300 price point helps. Love my 500hg.

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby sydluxer » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:55 pm

Regarding distance casting (important for the guys throwing lures in the surf/off the rocks), I assume the 300 with the narrower spool will cast a tiny bit further. Have you got thoughts on that @Bantam1 ?

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Heiner » Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:49 am

Finally they've made it, LH versions included. Those are the reels I've been waiting for!

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:29 pm

The narrower spool will cast a little better due to reduced overall weight of the spool. However, it will depend on the lures you are using, the rod and your casting ability.

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby Bootytrain » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:53 am

tonyex wrote:Awesome reel! Exactly that kind of reel I need to chase Northern pikes!
Once again Shimano delivers!
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This looks like the size of a normal bass reel

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Re: Tranx 300/400

Postby cndbasshunter » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:24 am

It's not small but palms pretty damn good. Much nicer than lexa and revo in same size. Image


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