Shimano SLX 150HG Baitcasting Reel - Clampack

Shimano SLX 150HG Baitcasting Reel - Clampack

Price: $99.99
TD Code
Inches Per CrankGear RatioMono Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
PowerPro Line Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Max Drag
Ball BearingsWeight
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 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 19 reviews
By Anthony
Good starter
March 31, 2022
This is a great starter reel for someone looking into baitcasting.
By Benton
Solid Low Priced Reel
February 27, 2022
This is my second one. Bought for cranking.
By David
Moses Lake, WA
Really good real and very decent price
February 5, 2022
I bought this reel and I am very pleased with its performance. This reel is 1/4 the price of another reel I bought and I like it better. Thank You Tackle Direct!
By Nes
Southern California
Awesome Reel
January 19, 2022
Great reel, very smooth out of the box.
Would definitely recommend for the price.

Upgraded it myself and added 2 extra bearings. Even SMOOTHER now.

Very pleased with my purchase.
By Rich
Springfield Illinois
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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
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
  • Smooth and good quality
  • Couldn'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!
1 Question & 1 Answer
from North Carolina asked:
March 20, 2020
Does this reel have carbon fiber drag washers?
1 Answer
SLX casting reels come stock with felt drag washers. You can certainly upgrade to carbontex or similar drag washers though.†
Submitted by: Brian on March 23, 2020


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