Shimano TX Spinning Reels Review

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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
SHIMANO TX 2000FA Light Spinning Reel
SHIMANO TX 2000FA Light Spinning Reel
$ 19.95
Shimano TX Aero Spinning Reel-Mod TX 8-12A
Shimano TX Aero Spinning Reel-Mod TX 8-12A
$ 25.00
Shimano TX4000 Open Face Spinning Fishing Reel - Line 8lb/240yds -12lb/160yds
Shimano TX4000 Open Face Spinning Fishing Reel - Line 8lb/240yds -12lb/160yds
$ 17.95
2 Used Shimano TX 4000FA Spinning Reel-2 Ball Bearings - Front Drag
2 Used Shimano TX 4000FA Spinning Reel-2 Ball Bearings - Front Drag
$ 36.00
SHIMANO TX130 TXPLUS SPINNING FISHING REEL
SHIMANO TX130 TXPLUS SPINNING FISHING REEL
$ 18.99

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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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SHIMANO TX 2000FA Light Spinning Reel
SHIMANO TX 2000FA Light Spinning Reel
$ 19.95
Shimano TX Aero Spinning Reel-Mod TX 8-12A
Shimano TX Aero Spinning Reel-Mod TX 8-12A
$ 25.00
Shimano TX4000 Open Face Spinning Fishing Reel - Line 8lb/240yds -12lb/160yds
Shimano TX4000 Open Face Spinning Fishing Reel - Line 8lb/240yds -12lb/160yds
$ 17.95
2 Used Shimano TX 4000FA Spinning Reel-2 Ball Bearings - Front Drag
2 Used Shimano TX 4000FA Spinning Reel-2 Ball Bearings - Front Drag
$ 36.00
SHIMANO TX130 TXPLUS SPINNING FISHING REEL
SHIMANO TX130 TXPLUS SPINNING FISHING REEL
$ 18.99

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