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Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel, TRX500HG

Item # 611642
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Key Features

  • HEG drive gear and pinion gear

  • E.I. Surface Treatment and S A-RB A-RB coating

  • 7 shielded anti-rust ball bearings

  • Dartainium II drag washer

  • Holds up to 270 yds. of 65-lb. PowerPro braid

Our Price   $499.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
shimano Revolutionary design and shape combines the comfort of low profile with the capacity of a conventional reel and provides strike-triggering fast retrieves and long casts. X-Ship provides an extra smooth retrieve with superior durability and a tremendous amount of freespool by eliminating any friction between the pinion gear and spool shaft, for a reel that casts great distances. HEG drive gear and pinion gear increase cranking efficiency. E.I. Surface Treatment and S A-RB A-RB coating protects against corrosion from saltwater soaked braided line. SuperFree bearing supported pinion gear. 7 shielded anti-rust ball bearings. VBS Brake System effectively reacts to spool rotation speed to provide ideal brake force at all times during cast. Dartainium II drag washer provides incredibly smooth drag performance with durability. Super Stopper for no-handle backplay. Ergonomic Power Handle for better leverage. Holds up to 270 yds. of 65-lb. PowerPro braid. Works big lures to target big muskies.

• Line Capacity PowerPro Braid: 50#/420 yards; 65#/270 yards; 80#/210 yard
• Line Capacity PowerPro Hollow-Ace: 40#/350 yards; 60#/275 yards; 80#/260 yards
• Gear Ratio: TRX500HG, 6.6:1; TRX500PG, 4.6:1
• Line Retrieve: TRX500HG, 43" of line per crank; TRX500PG, 30" of line per crank
Model # TRX500HG
Bearings 7 + 1
Reel Weight (oz.) 20.0
Line Capacity (lbs./yds.) 50/420, 65/270, 80/210
Gear Ratio 6.6:1


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Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel, TRX500HG     

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Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel, TRX500HG

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Great reel if you have the money

By Bill Dawson

from North Metro, Minnesota

About Me Avid Fisher

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  • Durable
  • Easy Casting
  • Reliable
  • Smooth Drag System
  • Smooth Reeling


    Best Uses

      Comments about Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel, TRX500HG:

      This reel is awesome! With the high speed reel you can burn in the 10's really quick, but you still have to work at it a bit. For normal retrieves this reel pulls them in with ease, once you kick it into gear and get those blades moving really quick in the water you will feel them, however its ALOT easier on the arms then doing it with say a calcutta TE or a Daiwa saltist. So if you are thinking of getting this reel just for the power and you don't have the need for speed then I would highly recommend going with the low speed Tranx instead of the high speed. 30 inches per crank on the low speed is still plenty fast, and its packed with even more power then the high speed. With that all said, if you really like speed even if you have to still work for it then this high speed reel is for you! casts like a dream, smooth as can be on the retrieve and fits the hand well. it might be bigger then other round reels but because of the low profile it fits all the same in the hand as a smaller circle type reel.

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      great reel not great price

      By musky 24/7

      from wisconsin

      About Me Advanced

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      • Easy To Use


      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Throwing double 10's

      Comments about Shimano TranX Baitcasting Reel, TRX500HG:

      Best reel on the market for throwing double 10's or larger. Great tell if you plan on throwing large Bucktails for several Weeks each season. With the high cost, if you don't get out a lot I would recommend saving your money for a trip to Ontario. Great reel not a great price.

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