Shimano SLX DC 151XG Baitcasting Reel

Shimano SLX DC 151XG Baitcasting Reel

ICAST 2019 Best Freshwater Reel Winner!

Featuring a one-of-a-kind digitally controlled braking system, the SLX DC puts trouble free casting in the hands of more anglers than ever before.

Price: $189.99
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankMono Line CapacityBraided Line CapacityBearingsMax DragWeightPrice
Left Hand8.2:135in10lb/120yds
4+111lb7.6oz$189.99 USD

Built upon Shimano's well received SLX platform, the Shimano SLX DC Baitcasting Reels implement a one-of-a-kind digitally controlled braking system to put trouble free casting in the hands of more anglers than ever before. The SLX DC features the same compact palmable design and rigid frame as the original SLX, and is equipped with Shimano's I-DC4 Digital Control Braking system. This braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed and apply the precise amount of brake necessary to adequately slow the spool and prevent backlash. Anglers of all skill levels will be able to appreciate the ability to focus more on fishing and less on thumbing their spool to avoid tangles that can put their equipment out of commission. Anglers will find DC braking especially beneficial in tough casting conditions such as heavy winds or when skipping baits under docks and overhanging structure. Whether you're a novice baitcaster user looking for a more forgiving experience, or a seasoned veteran looking for the ultimate cast control, the SLX DC is here to make trouble free casting in any conditions a reality.

Shimano Technology Found In Shimano SLX DC Baitcasting Reels:

  • I-DC4 Braking - Intelligent Digital Control braking features an easy to use 4 setting external dial that can be easily adjusted on the water to provide optimal braking as conditions and lures change. This braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance.
  • 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.
  • Super Free Spool - SFS was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. The pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, which keeps the gear in perfect alignment with the spool shaft to eliminate friction for longer casts and smoother operation.
  • Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D) - S3D Technology utilizes a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum spool to significantly reduce spool vibration and increase smoothness when casting and retrieving.
5 Stars based on 35 reviews
By Carmelo
Best reel I have ever bought
August 25, 2022
Shipping was super fast only 2 days. Their customer service is very responsive and polite something you don't see anymore. I will buy again from them. Goodbye Dicks, Walmart.
  • Fast shipping
  • Great customer service
By Fernando
Sterling, VA
Great reel!!
August 16, 2022
This is my very first baitcasting reel and impressed how easy it was to use. The technology on this reel definitely enhances usability. Most affordable reel in the DC lineup.
By James
Odessa, FL
Good value reel.
June 11, 2022
Have three of these now. Shimano quality at a great price point. Smooth, light, super fast retrieve.
Odessa, FL
Good value reel.
June 11, 2022
Great reel for the money. Casts easily for good distance and minimizes backlash. Super bass rig.
By Jimmy
Brunswick, Georgia
Shimano SLX DC
February 8, 2022
Awesome reel!!! Vest smooth and long casts! Fast delivery and great customer service!
By Jimmy C.
Lakeland Florida
Super reel
January 16, 2022
Use for my speed worms and has never backlashes. Awesome reel and super light.
By Joseph
December 21, 2021
Solid entry level DC reel. Very good reel that does what it says. Shimano reels always perform.
By Thomas
Grants Pass, Oregon
Amazing reel
November 9, 2021
Smooth casting and, retrieve, great distance on casts. Best reel I have owned yet!
By Justin
Central Texas
Slx dc
October 18, 2021
Worth every penny!
By Justin
Central Texas
Slx DC
October 18, 2021
Great reels!
By Justin
Central Texas
Slx DC
October 18, 2021
Have used in a few tournaments and have been great!
By Daniel
Excellent reel, able to cast 1/8th ounce rooster tails a mile
October 1, 2021
Bought this reel on a whim to go catch white bass, it did not disappoint, even in 10mph winds I was able to cast 1/8th ounce rooster tails upwards of 60+ yards without backlash all day, help up solidly to 500+ fish in a day with no problems.
  • DC is amazing
  • Great line capacity
  • Excellent drag
By Allen
Gallatin, TN
Had to get another one
September 9, 2021
The first one is so sweet I had to get another one and this time I got the HG. Love having two of these bad boys!
  • Dc braking helps keeps the birds nest away
By Kaden
great reel
August 15, 2021
light weight and far casts. the dc tech helps alot in wind or at night when its hard to see
By Larry
Eastern NC
Love this reel !!
June 30, 2021
This thing is Smooth and the settings are easy to get right. Cast like a dream, even on windy days with light lures. Everybody needs this reel in their arsenal !
1 Question & 1 Answer
Robert Armstrong
from Kelseyville ca asked:
September 30, 2021
Where is the wind level on the reel
1 Answer

The Shimano SLX DC baitcasting reel has the levelwind in front of the spool under the top plate, like most baitcasting reels.† Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.†

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 1, 2021


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