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Shimano to Debut New Tranx Reels at MN Muskie Expo

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LADSON, S.C. – For Immediate Release – March 7, 2017 – It’s both new tackle and service from Shimano for anglers at this weekend’s Minnesota Muskie Expo at Concordia University in St. Paul.

Along with the Twin Cities debut of the new Tranx 300 and 400 size casting reels, Shimano service technicians will offer reel maintenance clinics each day. So when you stop by the booth to check out the new Tranx reels, see the schedule for the next reel clinic. Bring any Shimano reel with you and you’ll learn to needed steps to keep you reel performing like it’s brand new. Shimano 8-10 in St. Paul have more to look forward to than just new tackle.

Musky hunters are well aware of Shimano’s Tranx 500 for big bladed baits and ‘pounder’ plastics, and can now look to the smaller size 300 and 400 – in both ‘power’ and ‘speed’ models – to cast a whole arsenal of lures. Each new Tranx is offered in four models – the Tranx 300, 400, left-hand retrieve 301 and 401 with powerful 5.8:1 gear ratios; and the Tranx 300HG, 400HG, left-hand retrieve 301HG and 401HG, each with fast 7.6:1 gear ratios.

All the Tranx 300 and 400 size reels feature Shimano’s HAGANE Body for added durability by reducing any frame distortion or flex when hooked into a big fish. Both sizes also feature Shimano’s X-Ship bearing supported pinion gear and High Efficiency Gearing (HEG) super strong no flex frame and gearing. These two technologies work together to provide massive cranking power with a smooth, effortless retrieve. X-Ship also provides an exceptional amount of freespool by eliminating any friction between the pinion gear and spool shaft, providing a reel that casts great distances. Muskie anglers know that keeping their lure in the water longer is going to trigger more strikes.

For further durability, Shimano adds its CoreProtect technology to provide water resistance without creating a heavy feel when reeling. Anglers will appreciate the advantage when muskie fishing in nasty weather late into the season.

For more information on the Minnesota Muskie Expo, visit For further details on Shimano’s new Tranx reels, see your local tackle dealer – visit the Shimano web site at Tranx 300-400 Reels – or call Shimano’s product support team at 877/577-0600 (6 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time).

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