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Calcutta 400 or Tranx 400?

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Considering updating two new reels for swimbait use.  My two considerations are the Calcutta 400 and the Tranx series.  Prefer to have two swimbait set ups.

 

I do like the idea of a low profile 400 bait caster as I have 3 old green 5:1 CU200’s.  

 

Is the Calcutta 400 still a popular choice?

Dependebility and line capacity are my two main concerns.

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The 300 might be a better choice,  the 400 is a beast.

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I have the 300D and the Tranx 300HG ~ 

 Both GREAT REELS.

The Both hold about the same line capacity where they differre is in gear ratio / IPT.

Callcutta D and the standard Tranx are both 'slower" at 5.7:1 the TranxHG is comsiderable fast at 7.6:.

Fished swimbaits south of the border for a week straight last Oct using the 300D & the Tranx 300HG.

I like the 300D a little more as it's easier to keep the bait low & slow because of the IPT.

However the Tranx was clearly much better at helping me 'catchup to' beasts coming at me.

Can't go wrong with either one.

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:smiley:

A-Jay

 

 

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As said above, can't go wrong with either one.  Sounds like you prefer the low profile vs round style, if so get the Tranx. :thumbsup3:

 

Be careful with the Tranx, some of the models have the single paddle handles, I don't like those...

 

I have four Calcutta 400D's for my big bait applications.

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4 hours ago, 18RangerZ520L said:

Be careful with the Tranx, some of the models have the single paddle handles, I don't like those...

HG has the power handle, PG has the double paddle if i remember right. Seems thats the opposite of what most people want, occasionally you'll find people wanting to trade.

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24 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

HG has the power handle, PG has the double paddle if i remember right. Seems thats the opposite of what most people want, occasionally you'll find people wanting to trade.

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24 minutes ago, Vilas15 said:

HG has the power handle, PG has the double paddle if i remember right. Seems thats the opposite of what most people want, occasionally you'll find people wanting to trade.

Tried the power handle that came on the 300HG - didn't care for it.

Bought a double paddle.

Better.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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54 minutes ago, Lefty76 said:

I may consider buying one of each (Calcutta 400b and a Tranx 400)

That´s the spirit!!!

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