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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.
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Number of Reviews: 2
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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
TX=Rx for your fishing woes, 2005-03-22
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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