SLX Casting Reel
A true workhorse, the Shimano SLX Casting Reel utilizes key Shimano technologies to provide competitive anglers with a dependable, performance-oriented reel that won’t break the bank. Providing a smaller profile without sacrificing line capacity, the Shimano SLX Casting Reel is over 20% more compact than the Shimano Caenon, while maintaining the same line capacity.
Boasting Shimano’s Hagane Body, the Shimano SLX Casting Reel is made with highly rigid metals that create a solid construction, while reducing weight, and eliminating reel flex. Using centrifugal force rather than magnets to control casting, the Shimano SLX Casting Reel employ and advanced VBS (Variable Braking System) to virtually eliminate backlashes and extend casting distance. Perfect for tackling some of the most popular tournament techniques, the Shimano SLX Casting Reel meets and exceeds the criteria for competitive anglers – all at a price point that is easy on the wallet.
- Hagane Body: The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
- S3D Spool: S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
- Super Free Spool: Super Free Spool was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and actually can drag on the spool shaft creating friction that can limit the length of a cast. With Super Free Spool the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing so that when the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result is zero friction upon the spool shaft.
- VBS Cast Control: VBS 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 when backlashes most often occur, causing friction that reduces the speed of the spool. Once the spool speed begins to slow, the pressure with which the brake weights contact the raceway lessens, allowing the spool to continue spinning.
|Model||Retrieve Hand||Gear Ratio||Weight (OZ)||Bearings||Mono Line Capacity (LB/YD)||Braid Line Capacity (LB/YD)||Retrieve Per Crank(IN)||Max Drag (LB)|
|10/120, 12/110, 14/90||20/150, 30/135, 40/105||25||12|
|SLX150HG||Right||7.2:1||6.9||3+1||10/120, 12/110, 14/90||20/150, 30/135, 40/105||28||11|
|SLX150XG||Right||8.2:1||6.9||3+1||10/120, 12/110, 14/90||20/150, 30/135, 40/105||32||11|
|SLX151HG||Left||7.2:1||6.9||3+1||10/120, 12/110, 14/90||20/150, 30/135, 40/105||28||11|
|SLX151XG||Left||8.2:1||6.9||3+1||10/120, 12/110, 14/90||20/150, 30/135, 40/105||32||11|