Shimano has finally produced what customers were asking for, a truly tournament ready reel at a budget price point. The SLX reels feature some of Shimano’s best technology available. Constructed with Shimano’s HAGANE frame, this reel is lightweight and very durable. Although Shimano made this reel more compact than previous models, they maintained the large spool size and line capacity. Also packed inside of the SLX is 12 pounds of drag, suitable for any application from froggin’ the thickest cover or finesse fishing out deep.