The Shimano Tranx 300A fishing reel features some of the most powerful and smooth performance ever made! This reel will handle most anything that swims in freshwater and saltwater with it's massive cranking power and smooth effortless retrieve. The Tranx is made for catching big fish due to it's reinforced Hagane body, X-Ship, and HEG (High Efficiency Gearing.) Shimano's Core Protect technology provides long-lasting durability even in the harshest environments.
We took a Daiwa Lexa HD 300 out of the case and a Shimano Tranx 300 to see what the line capacity was of each. With 20lb Izorline XXX they both got exactly the same amount of line, 125 yds. The Tranx 300 is smaller but .05 ounces heavier than the Daiwa. The arbor on the Tranx spool is larger making it appear that it will hold less line, but the spool is taller which is better for retrieving line since it will hold the inches per crank better after a cast.
We like the sleek styling, large handle, and the power of X-Ship in the Tranx 300A. The massive gear and HEG gearing gives this a strong and powerful stance ready to throw swimbaits or catch yellowtail. The low profile also fits well in hand and long distance casting is a breeze. The Tranx 300A is in a league of it's own and we are sure you will like it as much as we do.
Inches Per Crank
|Gear Ratio||Mono/Fluoro||Power Pro||Drag||Bearings||Weight|
|300A and 301A||30||5.8:1||
|40/195, 50/190, 65,125||22||5+1||11.6|
|300AHG and 301AHG||40||7.6:1||
|40/195, 50/190, 65,125||18||5+1||11.6|