SHIMANO SLX Baitcasting Reels


About this item

Compact, rigid and versatile

Has 3 gear ratios to choose from

Has a long handle

Hagan body technology provides stiffness and impact resistance virtually elimiating body flexing

VBS technology uses centrifugal force rather than magnets to aid in controlling the cast



The Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reels are Shimano’s new casting reel offering in the North American market. With a price point just shy of triple digits, a list of advanced technologies and features that are bound to pique your curiosity, and a clean-cut, sleek exterior finish, the SLX is surely a reel Shimano’s competitors are cowering in fear of this holiday shopping season. A true workhorse offered in all the most important bass fishing gear ratios (6.3:1, 7.2:1, and 8.2:1), the Shimano SLX Baitcasting Reel is capable of a wide range of bass fishing techniques, from flippin’ and froggin’, to deep crankin’ and drop shotting. It has a 4-bearing system with 1 reverse bearing and a maximum of 12 lbs drag. It also boasts the magnetic Variable Brake Adjustment (VBS) system that virtually eliminates backlashes. Top top it all off it’s got Shimano’s Hagane body for strong performance without any tilting or warping despite a lightweight body. Available in 6.3:1, 7.2:1, and 8.2:1 gear ratios in both Left and Right Hand retrieve.


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