Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reels

Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reels

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Model
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag
(lb)
Ball BearingsWeight
(oz)
RetrievePrice
SLX150
SHM-3519
256.3:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
123+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX150C - Clam Pack
SHM-3520
256.3:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
123+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX151
SHM-3521
256.3:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
123+16.9Left$99.99 USD
SLX150HG
SHM-3522
297.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX150HGC - Clam Pack
SHM-3523
297.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX151HG
SHM-3524
297.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Left$99.99 USD
SLX150XG
SHM-3525
328.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX150XGC - Clam Pack
SHM-3526
328.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Right$99.99 USD
SLX151XG
SHM-3527
328.2:110/120
12/110
14/90
20/150
30/135
40/105
113+16.9Left$99.99 USD

Anglers searching for a true workhorse of a reel are sure to be impressed with the Shimano SLX Casting Reel. Offering tournament-grade performance and durability at a price point that the budget-minded angler can appreciate, the SLX offers serious value to anglers of all levels. Built on a Hagane Body that is 20% more compact than the Shimano Caenan and yet retains the same line capacity, the compact SLX palms exceptionally well while allowing the angler to pack on enough line for long casts. The body of the SLX is made entirely of highly rigid metals that produce a solid platform that both reduces weight and eliminates reel flexing when cranking on fish or pulling them out of heavy cover. The VBS centrifugal braking system is extremely user-friendly and effective at preventing backlashes and increasing casting distance in a variety of conditions. Shimano offers the SLX casting reel in both left and right hand as well as 3 different gear ratios - further cementing SLX as a tournament-level offering at an affordable price that anglers of all ages and skill levels are sure to enjoy.



Shimano Technology Found In SLX Reels :
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to itís stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglerís actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. Itís efficiency through strength.
  • VBS Braking - Uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast. When turned on, the individual brake weights are forced outward at the beginning of the cast, where backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces spool speed. As speed lessens, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway is lessened, allowing the spool to continue spinning.
5 Stars based on 15 reviews
By Rich
Springfield Illinois
Good
October 1, 2021
As a multi species fishing fool this reel can handle it .I have dropped it dunked it was covered with mud fish slime bait guts and it worked perfectly. I toss 1/4 to3/4 weights no problems with out a backlash.the drag is strong even when I battled a 50lb blue cat man handled his butt.while fishing for sauger and crappies.for a $100.00 smackers. You will get a workhorse not a high-priced show pony
Pros
  • Great multi purpose reel
By Allen
Gallatin, TN
Best $100 reel
September 9, 2021
This is the best $100 bait casters out there in my opinion. Brakes work great for me, easy to tune. Reels smooth. Canít beat if your on a budget.
By Cody l.
Jasper Alabama
Best reel IMO
July 27, 2021
Reel is perfect for me. I got the 6.3 gear ratio and itís perfect. Easy to use, hard to backlash if you have your vbs set right. I would recommend to anyone
Pros
  • Affordable
  • Vbs works great
  • Comfortable in hand
By Tommy
Sea isle City New Jersey
Light and smooth
April 9, 2021
Been using this reel for backwater striped bass and I am real happy with it. First bait caster Iíve owned.
Pros
  • Light
  • Smooth
  • Easily adjustable
By Anonymous
Northern Va. / Potomac River
Priced Right
November 30, 2020
Smooth action long casts with 1/4 to 1/2 oz baits on braided line.
Fits palm nicely. Light and compact. Big handle easy to hold and turn. Got two this time to see whats up.
Am ordering several more.
By Jake
Lakin, KS
Shimano SLX
November 25, 2020
I own 7 of these reels and I love them. They are solid and smooth. Sometimes I think they might be as good as my Curado K's. Buy it!
By FRA
seattle
good product for the price
August 21, 2020
it does the job
By Ricky c.
VA
Shimono SLlX
August 17, 2020
Very smooth retrieve and casting best baitcaster reel for the money hands down get u one u will not be disappointed
Pros
  • Smooth and good quality
Cons
  • Couldn't fine any thing to complain about
By Mason
,Georgia
Shimano slx
July 28, 2020
Super nice reel for the money. Smooth casts smooth retrieve. Have nothing bad to say about it.
By Kenny
Harwood, Maryland
awesome budget reel
July 13, 2020
although not a big fan of the black and blue. reminds me of a inshore reel but for the price its a very good budget reel even for someone whos getting into a baitcasters this wont break the bank but also will not disappoint in performance.
By Gary
Elkridge, MD
Great Reel for the Money
April 6, 2020
I recently bought this reel to use for my topwater lures and boy did it become my go-to! It is incredibly smooth and I am looking to purchase this in the DC version. I also have a curado K that has been giving me some issues but this reel was perfect to of the box!
By Doug
Ohio
Slx Review
March 2, 2019
What a fantastic reel. By far the best reel for under $100 you could buy. As the owner of one of the most respected fishing reel repair facilities since 1997, I know quality when I see it. I look forward to using this in my upcoming tournaments.
By Hayden
Illinois
Great reel
February 6, 2019
I bought this reel for a jig worm rod, put it on a St. Croix BassX. Great combo, great reel highly recommend for someone who wants the quality of Shimano products without the usual high prices.
By Patrick H.
Alabama
Great for the price
January 26, 2019
Smooth and cheap. Feels like a curado just lighter
Pros
  • Smooth
  • Attractive
  • Price4
By Bo
Kentucky
Best reel in the $100 price point
January 22, 2019
smooth, great feel, great quality, typical Shimano! Very pleased! I ordered the SLX150HG in 7.2:1 and love it.

Hope to end up with the other two versions!
3 Questions & 3 Answers
Michael Delasey
from NJ asked:
February 3, 2019
Is it good for saltwater?
1 Answer
This reel is geared towards freshwater fishing.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 4, 2019

Bobby Light
from NJ asked:
July 17, 2018
What is Clam Pack? Is it the same reel?
1 Answer
Same reel, it just comes in a plastic package instead of a box.
Submitted by: John on July 17, 2018

dave
from N.J. asked:
April 16, 2019
I need the handle to be on the left side. Cast with right hand and retrieve with left. would that be a right or left handed reel?


1 Answer
Left handed reel..†
Submitted by: John Vaughan on April 16, 2019

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