Shimano to debut products at Outdoor Expo in Houston this month

Lone Star Outdoor News

Tackle focusing on bass fishing, rods and lures from industry leaders will debut at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoor Expo in Houston this March.

The new lightweight Chronarch reels feature Shimano Magnumlite spool, while the Tranx reels can easily handle big deep-driving crankbaits — or throwing big baits to a big red drum.

Shimano is introducing its re-engineered Chronarch MGL reels, now offered with lightweight Magnumlite spools and in three different gear ratios models. Weighing-in at 6.5-ounces, the six reels in the series include the Chronarch MGL 150 and left-hand retrieve 151 with 6.2:1 gear ratios, the 150HG and 151 HG with fast 7.1:1 gear ratios, and the MGL 150XG and 151XG with super-fast 8.1:1 gear ratios. Anglers have the chance to check out these new reels with their official introduction at the 42nd Annual Houston Fishing Show, March 8-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.

When the situation calls for a reel durable enough to cast larger lures and fight bigger fish, and is equally at home in either fresh or saltwater, Shimano offers two new sizes to its Tranx baitcasting reel series — the 300 and 400. The reels will be one of the showcase items at the Shimano booth during Houston Fishing Show Fred Hall.

Along with these reels, Shimano also has the Texas debut of additional rods and reels — such as the new Exage and Compre rods, and the new Ultregra and Sahara spinning reels.

More new tackle (freshwater bass fishing focused) coming from Shimano this spring — along with new rods from G. Loomis and lures from Jackall — will debut at the Bassmaster Classic Expo.