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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

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 it’s stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s 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 4 reviews
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
ProsSmooth 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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