The 2021 Shimano SLX BFS XG is Shimano’s newest and most affordable entry in their JDM BFS reel lineup.
Perfect for finesse bass fishing, the SLX BFS features Shimano’s Finesse Tune Brake system which lightens the overall spool weight by moving the braking into the sideplate and off of the spool shaft. With its ported 9 gram spool, the SLX BFS is capable of comfortably casting lures down to the 2.5 gram range. This reel also features Shimano’s Exciting Drag which acts as a drag clicker so you get an audible indicator when the line is being pulled from the spool.
Built with Shimano’s Hagane aluminum alloy frame, the SLX BFS comes in at only 6oz (170g) in total weight and is rated as saltwater safe.