The MGL Spool excels in the castability of both finesse and heavy lures, while the compact size of the SLX MGL 70 makes it a perfect reel for light-line applications as well as flipping and pitching with lightweight lures. But don’t count the SLX MGL 70 out in heavy-cover situations because of its compact size, the Cross Carbon Drag provides more than enough stopping power to keep trophy bass out of the trees. The SLX MGL 70 incorporates Shimano’s SVS Infinity Braking System to increase casting distance and enables anglers to achieve the ideal cast by easily making adjustments from the palming side plate to match changing weather conditions or casting a variety of lures. Like the rest of the SLX family, Shimano built the SLX MGL 70 with the same tournament-ready, rigid HAGANE Body to provide anglers with increased durability and a lifetime of performance.
The SLX DC utilizes Shimano’s Digital Control (DC) braking system as the star element of this reel. The SLX DC offers four adjustable settings that enables anglers to fish a wide variety of lures of different shapes and sizes, in all weather conditions. The newest SLX will also feature the Hagane Body which helps to ensure that the reel is extremely rigid and durable, meaning that all movement results in smooth, yet strong cranking power. With a 48mm Throw Handle across three right and one HG left hand model options, featuring gear ratios of 6.3:1, 7.2:1 (HG) and 8.2:1 (XG), this means that the slow and methodical lure worker and those who likes a bit of speed will be even more impressed with the new DC series.