Shimano SLX XT
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  • Great for light lures
  • Smooth casting
  • Durable construction
  • Affordable price
  • Easy to use

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What a smooth Reel!
Compared this reel to some of the Shimano's high end reels that I own and For the price I think it's an excellent reel to have. The Braking system is much better compared to the older SLX and the casting is super smooth. I paired it up with a St. Croix Mojo Bass and iit's a pair made in Heaven!! I H...
5/5
Big Moe
2 years ago
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Looking to buy my first bait caster.. Suggestions for a beginner?
The best reels for beginners are the Daiwa Fuego or Tatula CT and Shimano SLX XT. These reels greatly outperform lower-priced options for 20-35 more in cost. They have better brakes leading to fewer problems with backlashing as a beginner.
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ask_the_fisherman
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I’d like a Fox 36 instead of the Fox 34 it comes with but full Shimano SLX for the drive train is nice. This bike would be a nice way to get back into mountain biking while letting me save some money for an eBike later down the road. I do have a concern about warranty since I wouldn’t be buying it from a local bike shop. **Polygon Siskiu N9:** Another bargain at $3,300 with a Fox 36 and full Shimano XT drive train.
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Shimano SLX XT Baitcasting Reel Product Review - WOW!
Justin Here and today I'm gonna be talking to you about the SLX XT from Shimano This reel is absolutely awesome! I've been using it all spring and I'm excited to talk to you about this reel right now. [Music] So the Shimano SLX Xt comes in at a seven point two ounces of weight. The model I have here is a six point two to 1 gear ratio
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JC Dropshot
2 months ago
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Shimano SLX XT 150 Fishing Reel Level Wind bar not moving
Had written that was having trouble reaching Shimano. I found a number for their company in Irvine CA and called. The customer service rep was more than helpful. He is having me mail the reel to his attention and will make sure it is repaired and in good order and returned. Extremely helpful and nic...
5/5
BrianInRiverside
1 year ago
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Just got this bike about a month ago, and its struggling to shift up and down. Please help
I believe that the kmc x12 chain that came with my bike had compatibility issues with the shimano slx cassette. With the new shimano xt chain installed shifting is perfect and the chain noise is gone. The bad news is that chains are very scarce right now.
2022 Trek Remedy 8 vs Commencal Meta am/sx Essential.
Commencal all the way. The bike shreds and is built really strong. Essential build is a good deal and Shimano SLX is an awesome groupset.
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mtbohana
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Fast, Great casting and hard to backlash.
Waited to leave a review till I had a chance to fully test this reel, and boy am I happy with the performance of this light weight reel. I now have it set for almost full free spinning with little braking and its so very easy to control, back lash only happens if I really mess up and hit an object o...
5/5
Tim D
1 year ago
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WalMart $60 kit...Good for a kid learning to use a baitcaster? Or Buy a better quality to learn on?
My honest opinion, don’t buy cheap you’ll just regret it, buy a decent real that functions good so he can get the idea of it, cheap ones don’t work well and the learning curve will be that much harder and he’ll just end up not liking it because he will get frustrated with it. I’ve worked at a store for about 10 years now selling equipment that’s the best advise I tell to people, not saying buy the most expensive but don’t buy cheap. Shimano slx, is a very good starter but it’s on the more expensive side.
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Shimano SLX XT Baitcasting Reel Product Review - WOW!
Superb for me. the Slx Xt reel retails for 129.99 Now, normally when I talk baitcasters to anybody just getting into using them, I try to direct them to spending around a hundred dollars
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JC Dropshot
2 months ago
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Specs

Alternative Name

Shimano SLX XT Reel

Bearings

4BB + 1RB

Frame Material

Aluminum

Max Drag at Full

12 lb