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Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« on: January 12, 2019, 06:47:30 AM »

I am hearing good things about the Tranx for big swimbaits and A-rigs.

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I am currently using a Revo STX with 50lb braid and get very close to spooling that reel with a long cast of my heavier A-rigs. I assume a Tranx 200 spool capacity would be similar to that of my STX, but I am worried the Tranx 300 would be too big in overall size.

Anybody have any advise on the above?
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 06:52:01 AM »

Yes, a great reel.  My buddy has a 300, they're not that big at all.  The 200 will probably be too similar to your STX, I'd recommend the 300.

I have Calcutta 400D's for my big bait applications, but obviously they're a round reel.  If you want low profile, Tranx is a great choice.

Good luck

I am hearing good things about the Tranx for big swimbaits and A-rigs.

Tranx at Monster

I am currently using a Revo STX with 50lb braid and get very close to spooling that reel with a long cast. of my heavier A-rigs. I assume a Tranx 200 spool capacity would be similar to that of my STX, but I am worried the Tranx 300 would be too big in overall size.

Anybody have any advise on the above?
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 07:06:31 AM »

Yes, a great reel.  My buddy has a 300, they're not that big at all.  The 200 will probably be too similar to your STX, I'd recommend the 300.

I have Calcutta 400D's for my big bait applications, but obviously they're a round reel.  If you want low profile, Tranx is a great choice.

Good luck

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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 07:08:51 AM »


I like the Tranx 300. Once it's on the rod it feels about like a smaller reel and has a bunch of capacity and power.
I have the slower version which still has a IPT of 30 , plenty fast for the A rig.
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 07:13:57 AM »


I like the Tranx 300. Once it's on the rod it feels about like a smaller reel and has a bunch of capacity and power.
I have the slower version which still has a IPT of 30 , plenty fast for the A rig.

That is good to know (size on rod).
I would most likely get the slow ratio version as I mostly fish an A-rig SLOOOOOW in the dead of winter.
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 07:19:23 AM »

Matt and Bill explain more about line capacity, gearing, etc in these two videos...  Both videos were made "pre-Tranx", but there's some good info in both videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHVHBYYN0MA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IM1gB7Lrn5k
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 07:34:58 AM »

My buddy Robert from HawgTech is big into tossing swimbaits and glidebaits. He has a Tranx 200, and really likes it. Great reel for line capacity, and honestly isnt that big in the hand.
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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 05:22:36 AM »

Well, I ended up ordering the Tranx 300. It looks to be a good solid reel whilst not being too oversized. I'm looking forward to putting it through it's paces with an A-rig next weekend.



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Re: Shimano Tranx 200 or 300 for A-rigging?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:18:59 AM »

Good choice. The Tranx is a great reel.
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