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Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:19 am
by Cal
Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

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Introduction: While the Curado DC is no doubt the biggest baitcasting reel launch for Shimano this ICAST there is another new low profile reel that is looking to make a splash this year. Entering the market for the first time is the new SLX baitcaster series. Fans of Shimano biking components will immediately recognize the SLX name, and that it is designed for value and mainstream oriented riders. The new SLX baitcaster is designed to do the same for anglers, providing a solid, versatile, and affordable everyday workhorse option.

Complete Article: http://www.tackletour.com/previewshimanoslxreel.html

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:52 am
by 5bites
Very cool. I saw the promo video for it this weekend which is one of the best I’ve seen.

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:31 am
by DirtyD64
Not looking as good so far Daiwa. These CG80 reels better be nicer than they look. I would take VBS over a linear magnetic system any day. Other thing about this SLX is it seems to have Curado K style knobs and handle... I am assuming the SLX has 5 bearings (2 spool, 1 pinion, 1 main gear, 1 anti-reverse). I am not sure that the Fuego CT isn't a better competitor for the SLX than the new CG series...

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:09 am
by mark poulson
What is the bearing count on the new reels?

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:55 am
by Bantam1
3+1 bearing count

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:36 pm
by LowRange
I like it. Centrifugal brakes, aluminum frame, small and $100 msrp. If Daiwa kills off the Fuego CT and offers up some plastic pos as a replacement then the future looks good for this reel.

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:29 am
by grantman83
Is the fuego really on the way out? If so, I’m buying like ten

Re: Exclusive First Look at the New Shimano SLX Series Reels and Rods

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:36 pm
by Cal
grantman83 wrote:Is the fuego really on the way out? If so, I’m buying like ten


Fuego is still in play as far as we've heard from Daiwa