First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

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First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby Cal » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:05 pm

First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

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Introduction: Power Anglers rejoice, the new smaller 300 and 400 Shimano Tranx low profile reels have finally arrived. Originally designed for tackling fish like tuna, musky, and stripers, the Tranx 500HG and 500PG reels offered anglers a reel that could hold up to both big baits and big fish. Bass anglers, especially swimbait and A-Rig fishermen, have been asking for a more compact version and Shimano has answered the call with the new 300 and 400 size reels, which were highlighted this week at the Bassmaster Classic in Texas, and are now available at some retailers and etailers. I purchased our test reel direct from Tackle Warehouse, which was among the first etailer/retailers to stock the new Tranx reels during the launch.

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Re: First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby goldrod » Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:18 pm

How would you rate it against the daaiwaa Z of any ratio?
Does it exceeds it or not
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Re: First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:20 pm

What's the worm shaft made of?
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Re: First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby toporanger » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:27 am

spot on on the handles. Seems like the handles should be reversed or why not provide both like the abu and quantum competition does?

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Re: First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby ScoobyDoo » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:14 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:What's the worm shaft made of?



Black oxide coated aluminum. Feels lighter than chromed brass or stainless.

Similar to the coating on the older "paladin" gears.

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Very good quality.

I scratched the end stud to make sure it wasn't plastic :)

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Re: First Look Inside the Tank that is the New Shimano Tranx 300 Baitcaster

Postby Bootytrain » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:56 pm

I just cant get over how small it is compared to other competing reels.


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