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Revo Toro Rocket versus Shimano TranX 400

6/22/20 @ 3:02 PM
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esox81
User since 9/12/11

Good Afternoon,

I was hoping I could get some advice.  I'm deciding between the Revo Toro Rocket (7.6:1), Shimano TranX 400 (7.6:1) and possibly the Revo Beast (7.3:1) baitcast reels.

I will be using this for jerkbaits, glidebaits, and larger plastic baits.  I was wondering what most of you all prefer or have been using.   I'm normally a Abu Garcia guy, but have heard great things about the TranX 400 besides the plastic reel handle.   

Also, the ratio on the Revo Beast is a tad bit slower than the 7.6:1 that is on the Revo Toro Rocket & Shimano TranX 400, and was wondering if that is a deal-breaker.  

Any thoughts you can provide will be helpful!

Thanks in advance!

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6/23/20 @ 8:21 AM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
User since 12/22/04

I have standardized all my musky reels to the Revo Toro series.  The standard original Toro is just fine for jerk baits, top water,cranks, plastics etc.   I have not used the rocket toro or HS version, but never felt like I needed more line pickup speed.  I have a regular Revo Rocket for bass fishing, but that is on a flipping stick where I am burning a plastic back after I have given up on cast.   I also have the Revo Toro Winch that I use on my bucktail rod.  The extra power is good for burning Double Cow Girls and it is still fast enough to burn in smaller bucktails.      I have never had an issue with any of the reels and low profile is really great.   

Winch has 4.6:1 Ratio and original toro is 5.4:1,  I am curious why you think you need the higher gear ratios for musky fishing?   If you are just throwing small stuff, I would recommend getting Heavy Duty bass gear

6/22/20 @ 10:31 PM
MLL24
User since 4/16/16

esox81:

I've been using the Tranx 300HG (7.6:1) on an 8ft  MHF rod for smaller bucktails, jerkbaits and small glide baits.  The only reason I don't throw rubber with it is because the rod I have it on is not really made for that.  The 300 holds its own just fine, and I haven't had any problems with it, so I'm guessing the 400 will do the job for you if you have the rod to match the lures you'll be throwing.

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