New Shimano Tranx reels at Chicago Muskie Show

Category: new products

 Jan 11th, 2012 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified Jan 11th, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Muskie anglers will get their first look and – an opportunity to cast and retrieve – Shimano’s new ‘game-changing’ Tranx casting reels at this weekend’s 17th Annual Chicago Muskie Show. It all takes place Jan. 13-15 at Harper College in Palatine, Ill., just off I-90 near O’Hare Airport (chicagomuskieshow.com).

‘Hunt for Big Fish’ angler Larry Dahlberg will host a ‘Bucktail Burning’ contest on Friday at 5:30 where anglers can see how the new Tranx reels handle those super-big Musky Mayhem Double Cowgirl lures. Plus the Shimano and G.Loomis sales crew will have some cool ‘schwag’ available – limited edition Tranx reels covers and G.Loomis ‘Skeleton Fish’ t-shirts for qualified purchases.

Shimano’s Tranx reels are designed to fish big lures for big fish – either burning them fast or working them slow with either the ‘speed to burn’ TRX500HG with a 6.6:1 gear ratio or the ‘power to pull’ TRX500PG with a 4.6:1 gear ratio. Both reels combine Shimano’s X-Ship and HEG technology to provide massive cranking power with a smooth, effortless retrieve. A limited number will be available at the show from selected exhibiting dealers. The Tranx reels retail for $499.99.

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