The Shimano SLX low-profile reel features a HAGANE Body and brass gearing, giving anglers premium Shimano technology without breaking the bank. The brass gears inside the SLX’s compact HAGANE Body deliver reliable cranking power and smoothness. The SLX low-profile reel incorporates a compact design comparable to a 70-sized reel, but the reel’s 150-sized spool has enough capacity for 135 yards of 30-pound PowerPro to provide anglers needed line capacity. A longer 45mm handle offers added power and works in conjunction with the three available gear ratios — 6.3:1, 7.2:1 (HG) and 8.2:1 (XG) — to allow anglers to find a model that meets their desired fishing style by working baits slow and methodical with the 6.3:1 option, or with pure speed to cover water quickly utilizing the 8.2:1 gear ratio model. The SLX 6.3:1 models provide anglers with 12 pounds of stopping power, while the HG and XG models offer 11 pounds of drag — enough to put the brakes on even the most determined trophy fish. The complete lineup of SLX low-profile reels offers anglers unsurpassed quality and performance at an unbeatable price.