Shimano SLX Baitcaster

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Product type: Reels

Vendor: Shimano

Tags: BAITCASTER, Shimano

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An uncommon value, the Shimano® SLX Baitcast Reel puts tournament-level performance in your hands, at a fraction of the price some anglers pay. Shimano's legendary quality is unmistakable in the low-profile SLX, as this affordable baitcaster features a palm-friendly, all-metal Hagane® body; extremely tight and rigid, this design prevents body flex, ensuring smooth, balanced winding with exceptional cranking power. In addition, the SLX offers the precision of Shimano's proven VBS® cast control, which uses centrifugal force to vary the amount of friction applied to the spool during the cast, greatly reducing the chances of backlashing. Its 3+1 bearing system is lean and efficient, and the sturdy drag system provides up to 11-12 lbs. of maximum drag – more than enough to turn any bass headed for cover. Extended handle for extra cranking power.

  • Shimano quality at a great price
  • Palm-friendly, all-metal Hagane body
  • Provides smooth, balanced winding
  • Proven VBS® centrifugal cast control
  • Efficient 3+1 bearing system
  • Sturdy drag; up to 11-12 lbs. of max drag
  • Extended handle
Item code PowerPro Line Capacity (#Test/yd) Mono Line Capacity (#Test/yd) Weight (oz) Bearings Gear Ratio Max Drag (lb)
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
6.3:1
12
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
7.2:1
11
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
8.2:1
11
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
6.3:1
12
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
7.2:1
11
20/150,30/135,40/105
10/120,12/110,14/90
6.9
3+1
8.2:1
11

 

 

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HAGANE BODY
The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body rigidity and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing on the reel while fighting fish. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power, increasing efficiency through strength.
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S3D SPOOL
S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing and constructing a balanced and uniform thin-wall aluminum spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.
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SUPER FREE SPOOL
Super Free Spool eliminates friction on the spool shaft during the cast. Standard baitcasting reels are constructed in a way that when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and can actually drag on the spool shaft. This creates friction that can limit the length of a cast. But baitcasting reels with Super Free Spool are constructed so that the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing. When the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result: zero friction is placed upon the spool shaft and enhances casting performance.
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VBS
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 — to create 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 and allows the spool to continue spinning.