tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

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tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by Jtc79 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:50 am

Hi ALL,

Thinking off buying one of the Tranx 300HG for big barra/ jigging. I have seen plenty of data on how good they are , but not sure on wether they will last.
I also going to use either reel for black bass next year.
Anyone out there have a Tranx and can give some info that would be great.

The calcutta 300D has been around for years now and is a warrior and trusted reel but less drag so thought about just beefing up the drag with carbon washers.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Cheers .

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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by craig.g » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:40 pm

See seano at annaconda I think he runs both but whetherits the 300D unsure

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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by jeffish » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:24 pm

I had a Calcutta 400B and the drag was cr.p from day 1. I put up with it for a while then got the upgrade to carbon and a full service by Northshore (Deepblack) made a massive difference ,just couldn't believe it was the same reel .

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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by deepblack » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:28 pm

Buy the Tranx but unless you are adamant about "high speed" jigging with it I would get the 300A. Double handle so better balanced, more drag, better retrieve rate for Barra and still excellent for "Slow jigging" ie. Gulps and flutter jigs.

As a side note, across the board without exception the lower gear ratio in a reel model is always going to be stronger and longer wearing, the only reason to go higher gearing is if you need the higher retrieve rate for a specific purpose.
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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by theodosius » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:04 am

I have a tranx 300. Trolled up a metery and I think the barra was pretty outgunned. Great for lobbing big lures, fast retrieves once the lure is out of the strike zone or if it is drifting to runoff snags. It is big but I can cast it comfortably. I have it paired with a 20-40kg 7ft3 rod (2 piece)

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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by Corry » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:35 pm

Ooohh, following this one. I'm tossing up whether I stay with my Abu Revo, or go to one of the new Tranx. I went to the Tackle Shop that I like buying stuff from the other day and was set on looking at the 400, but the response I got the from the bloke behind the counter had me walking out straight away without looking back, let's say I'll never go back there again.
Be interested in which way you end up going.
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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by Jtc79 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:38 pm

Cheers all.
Deep black you are a wealth of knowledge cheers mate and that for some info you gave about boat before xmas.
Ok so Tranx 300A it looks the goods.

Craig i have spoken to seano and he is the one that has put the Tranx in my head . I was going to buy the callcutta ha ha ha.

Cheers all

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Re: tranx 300HG Vs Callcutta 300D

Post by FITZY » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 pm

I have a tranx and usevit for trolling with 40lb braid . Its a beautiful reel and the drag is awesome to stop those big fish

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