Product Comparison: Shimano Tranx (TRX400A) vs Daiwa Lexa 400 (4014910)

General Specifications
About the Product
Tackle anything that swims in freshwater or saltwater with the powerful, new Tranx. X-Ship & HEG technologies combine to provide massive cranking power with a smooth effortless retrieve, perfect for throwing big baits and catching big fish.
Daiwa Lexa 400H high capacity bait cast reel offers more line capacity with mono or Braid and a fish stopping 25# drag. Aluminum frame and side plate on the gear side. Swept 120mm handle in dual paddle and power grip. Mag force cast control with an infinite anti-reverse.
Tranx (TRX400A)
Lexa 400 (4014910)
Key Specs
Braid Line Capacity
275/50, 170/65, 140/80
300/55, 200/80
5 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
330/12, 260/14, 160/20
190/20, 245/17
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Shimano Tranx (TRX400A) LowProfile Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Awesome reel. Caught nice sized fish on it. casted clear across the river with little effort.
  • This reel is very smooth with huge line capacity.
  • This light weight reel paired great with my Phoenix rod and is now my surface iron 20-30# set up. Yellow tail killer
  • I currently spool with 30lb braid, but i’ll use 40 when I replace the line. It’ll hold plenty of either, even for the big kings.
  • I have loaded it with Power Pro Super Slick 40 pounds and cast a mile and its operation is very smooth ... Great Shimano !!!
Daiwa Lexa 400 (4014910)
  • I like the large line capacity. I put 50 lb Power Pro Braid with about 200 feet top shot of 30 lb Big Game Trilene.
  • It is available with different handle and gear ratio options. It is well made, easy to use and feels solid.
  • I love the high-capacity it's a little heavy but it handles the larger fish up here in Alaska quite well.
  • Great easy to use reel. No backlashes, heavy or light baits. I now own two after a week casting.
  • I can cast baits as low as 1/2 oz. which is impressive for big reel like this!
Size & Weight
6 in.
6 in.
12 oz.
15.3 oz.
6 in.
3.5 in.
6 in.
6.2 in.
Max Drag
22 lb.
25 lb.
Drag Adjustment
Drag Type
Front Drag
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
Shimano Tranx (TRX400A) LowProfile Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Smooth retrieve great for casting musky baits plus drag was smooth to fight big Muskie.
  • Excellent reel..just hauled in two yellowtails this weekend with it..drag put them to sleep quick!
  • The reel is light, fast and very tight. It has a smooth retrieve that is quiet Gives the feel of excellent control.
  • These results have a very strong drag and vast super far. They are value due to thier versatility.
Daiwa Lexa 400 (4014910)
  • I also like the smooth drag and the big powerful handle.
  • Operates very smooth and handles large spinners and crank baits with ease. Powerful drag at 24 lbs.
  • The retrieve is smooth, the drag is really strong!
  • This reel has made fishing so much fun....I can toss irons a mile away and it has such a smooth retrieve.
  • The drag performed beautifully and was steady all around.
Gear Ratio
5.8 : 1
6.3 : 1
Retrieve Rate
30 in.
33.4 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
X-Ship, Core Protect, Hagane Body, HEG
Infinite anti-reverse, U.T.Drag, Magforce cast control, Aluminum frame and side plate
What customers say about "Features"
Shimano Tranx (TRX400A) LowProfile Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Super smooth and have already caught plenty of yellowtails and yellowfin tunas.
  • Excellent reel for both salt and fresh water apps.
  • Very nice reel , smooth and just feel good fighting fish with it.
  • Hands down smoothest casting reel...absolute best reel for muskie and pike.
  • I can't really speak for it's casting abilities but I use it for jigging saltwater primarily and have had no issues with it.
Daiwa Lexa 400 (4014910)
  • Great reel great price. Smooth, casts a mile. Can handle everything from small bucktails to giant bulldogs.
  • Its built like a tank...does exactly what I wanted it for...smooth and powerful.
  • I use it for musky fishing so throwing and reeling very big baits , this reel equals or exceeds even my more expensive reels.
  • A great musky reel, good quality and craftsmanship. Very pleased with the product.
  • This is a great low profile reel for musky fisherman and other really large freshwater game fish.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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