Shimano TX Spinning Reels Review

TX

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The Facts: The Shimano TX spinning reel features a graphite frame; graphite sideplate; graphite rotor; diecast aluminum spool; Quick Fire II casting system (except 500 model); Dyna-Balance rotor; and a Power Roller II oversized line roller.

Model No. Bearings Gear Ratios Capacity Weight
TX500FA 2BB 4.2:1 100/4 5.9 OZ
TX1000FB 2BB 5.2:1 140/4 9.0 OZ
TX2000FB 2BB 5.2:1 120/8 9.3 OZ
TX4000FB 2BB 5.2:1 200/10 12.2 OZ
Used Shimano TX 500F spinning reel 2 ball bearing
Used Shimano TX 500F spinning reel 2 ball bearing
$ 13.50
SHIMANO RD-TX35 6/7 SPEED DIRECT MOUNT REAR BICYCLE DERAILLEUR
SHIMANO RD-TX35 6/7 SPEED DIRECT MOUNT REAR BICYCLE DERAILLEUR
$ 13.46
NEW Shimano tx31 6-7speed  REAR BIKE DERAILLEUR Black Mountain Bike MTB
NEW Shimano tx31 6-7speed REAR BIKE DERAILLEUR Black Mountain Bike MTB
$ 2.26
Shimano Tourney TX35 6 / 7-Speed Rear Derailleur Medium Cage Direct-Attach MTB
Shimano Tourney TX35 6 / 7-Speed Rear Derailleur Medium Cage Direct-Attach MTB
$ 13.45
Shimano Bantam BTX 100Mag TX Mag 5.0:1 gear ratio baitcasting reel
Shimano Bantam BTX 100Mag TX Mag 5.0:1 gear ratio baitcasting reel
$ 13.99

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Number of Reviews: 2
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1 Stars Frustrating Experience with Shimano, 2007-11-02
Reviewer: Trout Fisher

I've been a Mitchell/Garcia user for years but bought the TX2000 reel. Big mistake! There isn't much to like about it. The crank always needs to be tightened or it will fall off. The line keeper keeps catching the line and breaking it. The reel rotates 180 degrees before locking up causing snapped line. Loops and loops and loops of line when repeated casting with light weight line. Yesterday, the one-finger mechanism broke. It was a happy day! Now I can get another Mitchell

5 Stars TX=Rx for your fishing woes, 2005-03-22
Reviewer: MB

I have had several of these over the years. They used to be black and silver with an alu. spool, but now I see that they are painted a fancy-pants champagne hue of some sort. At any rate, this is the best cheap reel there is. The new ones also seem to have the trigger set-up, which is ok, but virtually ALL of Shimano's small cheapies have this now. The 4000 size I am familiar with was remarkably smooth and stayed that way all the time I owned it. This is a great all-rounder with 12# line. They will do virtually any task asked of them and never break down. Many pier and surf anglers use them for the little stuff up close, but the drags are good enough for one or two runs from a biggie.
I think my last one was $25, and at that price, how can you lose?

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Used Shimano TX 500F spinning reel 2 ball bearing
Used Shimano TX 500F spinning reel 2 ball bearing
$ 13.50
SHIMANO RD-TX35 6/7 SPEED DIRECT MOUNT REAR BICYCLE DERAILLEUR
SHIMANO RD-TX35 6/7 SPEED DIRECT MOUNT REAR BICYCLE DERAILLEUR
$ 13.46
NEW Shimano tx31 6-7speed  REAR BIKE DERAILLEUR Black Mountain Bike MTB
NEW Shimano tx31 6-7speed REAR BIKE DERAILLEUR Black Mountain Bike MTB
$ 2.26
Shimano Tourney TX35 6 / 7-Speed Rear Derailleur Medium Cage Direct-Attach MTB
Shimano Tourney TX35 6 / 7-Speed Rear Derailleur Medium Cage Direct-Attach MTB
$ 13.45
Shimano Bantam BTX 100Mag TX Mag 5.0:1 gear ratio baitcasting reel
Shimano Bantam BTX 100Mag TX Mag 5.0:1 gear ratio baitcasting reel
$ 13.99

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