TRANX Baitcast

The Shimano Tranx is the next level in saltwater proofed baitcaster reels.

The Shimano Tranx is designed to go toe-to-toe with the toughest saltwater and freshwater predators. This series of baitcasting reels have been re-sized and spec'd up to meet the demands of anglers who are looking for the next generation in saltwater baitcasters. For Kiwi anglers, the Tranx is perfectly suited to inshore jigging and lure casting to pelagics and freshwater species alike.

The incorporation of Hagane Body provides the Tranx with a rigid yet highly durable outer shell that is free from body flexing, this transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power when under load. Additionally, High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) leverages an enlarged drive and pinion gear that is further supported by X-Ship for the ultimate in smooth operation. Providing unrivalled saltwater protection is CoreProtect, this unique Shimano technology involves the application of a hydrophobic spray to key areas of the reel - ensuring bullet proof performance in all conditions.

Available in both a 300 (5.8:1 and 7.6:1) and 400 (7.6:1) size, the Tranx features 5+1 bearings and outputs 10kg to 8kg respectively. Despite being larger in size, the Tranx keeps a low profile design and still remains extremely ergonomic. Appealing to a range of fishing styles, the AHG models come fitted with a Power Knob and the A model comes fitted with a double paddle handle.

Maintaining all of the tough-as-nails attributes that have earned its larger predecessors a reputation for reliability in the saltwater market, the new Shimano Tranx sets-the-bar in-terms of raw power and performance.

By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with our S-ARB bearings and integrating a bigger drive gear, Shimano increased the gearing efficiency and power. This results in a fishing reel with ultra-light handle rotation, giving a perfect rotation even under heavy loads.

HAGANE Body means this reel has a high rigidity and zero twist. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the anglers actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.

Shimano New Zealand provides a TEN YEAR WARRANTY on all Shimano fishing reels, against defects in materials and/or faulty workmanship.

These bearings have been through the same process as our A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearings rotation.
The Super Free bearing-supported pinion gear system (SF) was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft, creating friction and limiting the length of the cast. With SF, the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, and when the clutch is di...