Shimano Tranx 400 Baitcasting Reels

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  • The Shimano Tranx 400 Baitcasting Reels are a series of power fishing-oriented, deep spool baitcasters that pack a lot of power into a low-profile frame.
  • 6-bearing drag system (5BB + 1RB) with a maximum of 22 lbs of drag (5.8:1 model).
  • X-Ship technology for more durability.
  • Hagane Body for a strong, lightweight body without tilting and any warping.
  • S3D, CoreProtect, and HEG.

Note: the 5.8:1 gear ratio Tranx 400 come with a Double Paddle Handle, the 7.6:1 gear ratio models come with a Power Handle.

The Shimano Tranx 400 baitcasting reels are a series of power fishing-oriented, deep spool baitcasters designed for both heavy duty freshwater species such as pike, zander, muskie, and sturgeon and inshore species like redfish, tarpon, and striper. A true powerhouse-of-a-reel, the Shimano Tranx 400 boasts a 6-bearing system with one reverse bearing, and the 5.8:1 gear ratio models can produce a maximum of 22 lbs of drag (18 pounds for 7.6:1 models).

Like all modern Shimano reels, it also feature's Shimano's proprietary Hagane body that assures rugged performance without warping, despite its light weight. Additionally, its fortified with Shimano's newest set of reel technologies: X-Ship technology for more smoothness and durability, S3D for consistent spool control and brake force, and HEG. Be it freshwater or saltwater, the Tranx 400 packs great wonders within its compact profile. This a big bait reel made for catching big fish, grab one ASAP and you'll be saying hello to your new PB in no time!

Models and Specifications
Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight Bearings Line Cap. (Test/Yd.)
TRX400A Right 5.8:1 12 5BB + 1RB 14/260 or 20/160
TRX400AHG Right 7.6:1 12 5BB + 1RB 14/260 or 20/160
TRX401A Left 5.8:1 12 5BB + 1RB 14/260 or 20/160
TRX401AGH Left 7.6:1 12 5BB + 1RB 14/260 or 20/160
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Catching Sturgeon

This has been an amazing reel for deep lake sturgeon fishshing. Though it is relativley light weight it is strong. It really helps me reel them in!

Stellar Casting

The smooth and fast casting of this reel has been amazing. I have fished for both bass and muskies and it has been the best reel Ive used.

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
5.8:1 - Double Paddle Handle / Left HandTRX401A022255210140
5.8:1 - Double Paddle Handle / Right HandTRX400A022255210133
7.6:1 - Power Handle / Left HandTRX401AHG022255210126
7.6:1 - Power Handle / Right HandTRX400AHG022255210119