All you muskie fishermen out thee looking for you next reel, look no further! The one and only Dave Mercer gives us a sneak peek at the latest prototype reel from Shimano while targeting muskie, and it looks great! While the Shimano Curado 300 series handles muskie pretty well, the Shimano Tranx takes it to the next level! Check it out!
So what are the specs? How about a 6.6:1 gear ratio, 25lbs of drag, holds up to 210 yards of 80lb braid, has 7 ball bearings, 1 roller bearing and pulls in up to 43 inches of line with each crank! Apparently there will be two models of this reel, a high gear (HG) and a power gear (PG) – both models will be priced around $500 USD, which means we probably wont be buying one to test/review, but if the good folks at Shimano are listening, this reel just moved to the top of our wishlist! This reel should hit shelves in March 2012.