The Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel is an intelligently designed entry level baitcaster. While forgiving, it also packs a serious punch, promoting aggressive fishing, while maintaining good manners. Salt water ready, the Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel for sale now, is also versatile for its relatively accessible price point.
Generous spool capacities and 5 kilos of drag provide access to a size of fish you’d not expect for such a compact reel. Fish light in the fresh for the likes of Trout, Bass and Yellow Belly. Spool up with a heavier class and tackle a record Lizard 90cm plus. Go crazy on a Barra you’d never usually tackle with only 5 kg of drag. That’s sport.
The Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel while considered entry level, and priced accordingly, incorporates some pretty special features. The Hagane body is strong, rigid and protects some seriously meshed brass gears. Ideal for punching well beyond its diminutive size.
The S3D spool is an excellent inclusion for the lure angler. The smooth, vibration free feel on retrieve ensures you feel everything your lure is doing. It also allows for consistent casts at maximum distance.
VBS braking is outstanding for the entry level baitcaster. Centrifugal force is employed instead of magnets. The VBS system focuses on the start of the cast, when backlash is most likely to occur. Consistent spool speeds delivers a sense of confidence, allowing you to focus more on the target, than fear a disastrous birds nest.
Deploy your Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel in the salt or fresh, from land base or you boat or kayak. Target all your favourites from Bass to Bream to Barra, Big Flatties and every river and estuary species you can imagine. OK, a 50kg Mulloway is not a sensible target, but it will be an awesome story. Kit up with a Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel. You can fish hard,
Features and Specifications
Max Drag (Kg)
Retrieve (cm) per crank
SLX 150 Right Hand
SLX 150HG RightHand
SLX 151HG Left Hand
Braided Line Capacity: Approx 150yds/20lb or 135yds/30lb
Mono Line Capacity: Approx 120yds/10lb or 110yds/12lb
Line capacitiy by diametre: 100m/0.33mm
Approx weight of SLX Reel: 195 grams
Compact design Hagane Body
45mm Throw Handle
VBS braking technology
Star Drag system
Shimano SLX Baitcaster Reel buyers Guide.
SLX is ideal for saltwater or freshwater lure fishing. The difference will simply be the gear ratio that you wish to choose when purchasing. Most anglers purchase the 7.2:1 gear ratio model for cranking back lures faster. Though, not always will this be the case. Some anglers particularly those that fish divers and cranks in snags may prefer the 6.3:1 ratio model to work the lures that little bit slower.
S3D spool technology allows for a significant reduction in spool vibration. This ensures you have a much better feel of your lure as you retrieve. It also assists in adding distance to casts.
VBS braking technology ultimately provides a far more consistent spool speed. Overrun is controlled at the beginning of the cast mitigating against backlash while assisting you to reach maximum cast distance consistently. Perfect for the baitcaster novice.
The Hagane body provides strength and eliminates power sucking flex. Weight is reduced significantly and the gears are house safe and sound for a perfect mesh, every crank.
Spool sizes and drag maximums are generous, and ideal for punching up scale a little. When a larger fish attacks, you have plenty in reserve.
The compact design delivers an ergonomic, connected feel. The Longer throw handle is perfect for long hours of casting and retrieving
The Shimano SLX Baitcaster reel is all about an entry level baitcaster punching well above its price tag. There are no corners cut here, quality meets innovation, in a user-friendly, versatile, affordable baitcaster that will perform well beyond expectation.
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