Question for Tranx 300/400 Owners

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  1. JeremyFWright

    JeremyFWright Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    For those of you that have tranx 300s or 400s, what is the lightest lures you would comfortably throw on them?
    Would a 1/2 or 3/4 ounce leadhead swimbait or a hardbait like the surf pointer or flash minnow be too light for these reels?

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    Yes. The Tranx 300 doesn’t throw most bass sized jerkbaits very well. My Curado 300e throws light lures very well compared to the Tranx 300.

    You would be ok with 3/4 oz swimbaits and up. Not so sure about 1/2 oz swimbaits.

    For comparison I can throw 3/8 oz swimbaits all day with my 300e.
     
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    Sound good, thank you. I might rely on a tranx 200 for lighter calico stuff and get the 300 for the heavier stuff.
     
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    They’re not the best casting reels out the box but have a bulletproof design. Upgraded the bearings if you feel you need a bit more freespool.
     
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    i have a lexa 300 and I cast almost all of my line out. would I be able to do that with a tranx 300? im just casting jigs that are 2-3 oz weight.
     
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