Shimano SLX 150 Baitcasting Reel

Shimano SLX 150 Baitcasting Reel

Price: $99.99
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123+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 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 9 reviews
good product for the price
August 21, 2020
it does the job
By Ricky c.
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
ProsSmooth and good quality
ConsCouldn't fine any thing to complain about
By Mason
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
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
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.
Great for the price
January 26, 2019
Smooth and cheap. Feels like a curado just lighter
ProsSmooth Attractive Price4
By Bo
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!
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