Top 10 Baitcasting Shimanos for January 2021

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Shimano SLX 150, Low Profile Baitcasting Reel
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Shimano SLX 150

Low Profile Baitcasting Reel

by Shimano
What We like

Featuring 6 Pin VBS adjustments encased under an easy access side plate which allows you to set the reel and cast control for whatever lure you are using under any weather conditions

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Product Features

  • Available in various retreive options for both the right hand and left handed models; Regular Gear at 6.3:1; High Gear at 7.2:1; and Extra High Gear at 8.2:1
  • Packed into Shimano's signature HAGANE metal reel body; this reel is highly rigid with incredible body stiffness and the impact resistane provided by the HAGANE body virtually eliminates body flexing
  • This reel is 22% more compact than the Caenan Baitcaster but its small size does not mean it lacks in strength; and with an amazing 150 PowerPro line capacity for such a compact reel
  • The Shimano SLX is an incredibly sleek looking baitcaster with a stunning matte black finish and beautiful blue accents

Available in various retreive options for both the right hand and left handed models; regular gear at 6.3:1; high gear at 7.2:1; and extra high gear at 8.2:1 This reel is 22% more compact than the caenan baitcaster but its small size does not mean it lacks in strength; and with an amazing 150 powerpro line capacity for such a compact reel The Shimano slx is an incredibly sleek looking baitcaster with a stunning matte black finish and beautiful blue accents Packed into Shimano's signature hagane metal reel body; this reel is highly rigid with incredible body stiffness and the impact resistane provided by the hagane body virtually eliminates body flexing

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SHIMANO Curado DC 151; Left-Handed; High Gear; Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel
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SHIMANO Curado DC 151; Left-Handed; High Gear; Lowprofile Baitcasting Freshwater Fishing Reel

by SHIMANO
What We like

INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE - Utilizing the impressively smooth Micromodule Gear System and X-SHIP system; you will experience the seamless reeling and the smoothest cranking unique only to Shimano Reels all while being protected by the overwhelmingly strong and highly rigid HAGANE Body

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Product Features

  • EASE OF USE Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting no matter the lure; or the weather conditions. The 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the brakes to be adjusted to your preferred setting letting the reel do the work
  • SUPERIORITY The Curado DC low-profile reel is the most advanced of all Curado models. Augmented with Shimanos all new Digital Control Braking System that builds on the Curados legacy of durability; dependability; and versatility
  • CAST SMARTER Shimanos new Digital Control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance
  • SPECIFICATIONS - Max Drag: 11 lbs. / Gear Ratio: 7.4:1 / Weight: 7.8 oz. / Line Retrieve: 26-36" / Retrieve: Left / Bearings: 6BB + 1RB PowerPro Line Cap: 20/150; 30/135; 40/105 Mono Line Cap: 10/120; 12/110; 14/90

Superiority the curado dc low-profile reel is the most advanced of all curado models. augmented with SHIMANOs all new digital control braking system that builds on the curados legacy of durability; dependability; and versatility Ease of use anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting no matter the lure; or the weather conditions. the 4 easy adjustments on the side plate allow the brakes to be adjusted to your preferred setting letting the reel do the work Cast smarter SHIMANOs new digital control braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1000 times every second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance Specifications - max drag: 11 lbs. / gear ratio: 7.4:1 / weight: 7.8 oz. / line retrieve: 26-36" / retrieve: left / bearings: 6bb + 1rb powerpro line cap: 20/150; 30/135; 40/105 mono line cap: 10/120; 12/110; 14/90

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Shimano Chronarch MGL CHMGL151XG Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Gear Ratio: 8.1:1, Retrieve: Left Hand
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Shimano Chronarch MGL CHMGL151XG Baitcasting Fishing Reel

Gear Ratio: 8.1:1, Retrieve: Left Hand

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • LINE RETRIEVE - 34; MAX DRAG - 10
  • GEAR RATIO - 8.1:1; WEIGHT - 6.5 oz
  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105
  • BEARINGS - 8+1

Bearings - 8+1 Line retrieve - 34; max drag - 10 Gear ratio - 8.1:1; weight - 6.5 oz Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

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SHIMANO Tranx 200A HG Lowprofile Baitcasting Reel
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SHIMANO Tranx 200A HG Lowprofile Baitcasting Reel

by SHIMANO
What We like

Other features include S3D stable spool design for smoother casting; cross carbon drag for smoother drag performance; and SVS infinity for easy-to-manage spool control

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SHIMANO Chronarch G SW Baitcasting Fishing Reel, 7.1:1, Left-Handed,Black,CH151HGG
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SHIMANO Chronarch G SW Baitcasting Fishing Reel

7.1:1, Left-Handed, Black, CH151HGG

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • LINE RETRIEVE - 30; MAX DRAG - 11
  • BEARINGS - 8+1
  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105
  • GEAR RATIO - 7.1:1; WEIGHT - 6.5 oz

Gear ratio - 7.1:1; weight - 6.5 oz Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 Bearings - 8+1 Line retrieve - 30; max drag - 11

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Shimano Chronarch MGL Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reels, Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Right Hand (CHMGL150)
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Shimano Chronarch MGL Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reels

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Right Hand (CHMGL150)

by SHIMANO
What We like

MagnumLite super-lightweight aluminum spool

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Product Features

  • Incredibly smooth, silent, effortless retrieves
  • X-Ship gear support technology
  • Corrosion-inhibiting High Rigidity Graphite frame and sideplates
  • Micro-Module Gearing with double the gear teeth

X-ship gear support technology Micro-module gearing with double the gear teeth Corrosion-inhibiting high rigidity graphite frame and sideplates Incredibly smooth, silent, effortless retrieves

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SHIMANO Metanium MGL METMGL151 Baitcasting Fishing Reel, Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Left Hand (METMGL151)
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SHIMANO Metanium MGL METMGL151 Baitcasting Fishing Reel

Gear Ratio: 6.2:1, Retrieve: Left Hand (METMGL151)

by Shimano
What We like

REEL HANDLE POSITION - Left

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Product Features

  • LINE RETRIEVE - 26; MAX DRAG - 11
  • GEAR RATIO - 6. 2: 1; WEIGHT - 6. 2 oz
  • BEARINGS - 10+1
  • MONO LINE CAPACITY - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; PowerPRO LINE CAPACITY - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

Line retrieve - 26; max drag - 11 Mono line capacity - 10/120, 12/110, 14/90; powerpro line capacity - 20/150, 30/135, 40/105 Gear ratio - 6. 2: 1; weight - 6. 2 oz Bearings - 10+1

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SHIMANO (Shimano) Reel 17 Scorpion DC 100HG Right Handle
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SHIMANO (Shimano) Reel 17 Scorpion DC 100HG Right Handle

What We like

Maximum winding length (cm / one turn of handle): 77

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Product Features

  • Handle length (mm): 42
  • Gear ratio: 7.2 Maximum drag force (kg): 5.5
  • Nylon thread wound amount (lb - m): 12 - 120, 14 - 100, 16 - 85, 20 - 70

Gear ratio: 7.2 maximum drag force (kg): 5.5 Handle length (mm): 42 Nylon thread wound amount (lb - m): 12 - 120, 14 - 100, 16 - 85, 20 - 70

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SHIMANO SLX XT 151 SLX151 XT Low Profile LH Baitcast Reel Box, 5 BB, Multi, One Size
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SHIMANO SLX XT 151 SLX151 XT Low Profile LH Baitcast Reel Box

5 BB, Multi, One Size

by Shimano
What We like

Super free spool was designed to elimiate frisction on the spool shaft during the cast

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Product Features

  • SVS infinity provides east to manage, consistent spool controo and brake force
  • S3D spool technology significantly reduces spool vibration and creates smooth casting
  • Sport type: Outdoor Lifestyle
  • Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity, impact resistance and eliminates body flexing
  • Ensures precision casting easpecially when using lighter lures

S3d spool technology significantly reduces spool vibration and creates smooth casting Sport type: outdoor lifestyle Svs infinity provides east to manage, consistent spool controo and brake force Ensures precision casting easpecially when using lighter lures Hagane body is a metal reel body with high rigidity, impact resistance and eliminates body flexing

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Shimano 2012 Bass Rise (Right) Baitcasting Reel 029188[Japanese edition]
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Shimano 2012 Bass Rise (Right) Baitcasting Reel 029188[Japanese edition]

by SHIMANO (Shimano)
What We like

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