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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2019, 10:24:30 AM »

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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #51 on: January 17, 2019, 12:24:06 PM »

Oh man. This thing is fun for little baits. It really sings with them HawgTech spool bearings.


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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #52 on: January 18, 2019, 04:53:51 PM »

Nice write up/tear down!

I got mine in the mail today!



Do you think its worth it for a weekend fisherman to upgrade the bushings to bearings? What kind of cost is involved?
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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #53 on: January 18, 2019, 05:18:06 PM »

Nice write up/tear down!

I got mine in the mail today!



Do you think its worth it for a weekend fisherman to upgrade the bushings to bearings? What kind of cost is involved?
Depends on who you are. If you enjoy refinement in things, yes. You will notice a difference in how smooth the retrieve is.

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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #54 on: January 19, 2019, 04:04:02 PM »

I was checking out some of my other reels, and I think the bushings in the handle knobs have to go. The bummer is, I think the Curado DC that I just got has the same handle and knobs on it.

Is there a place you recommend for bearings?  I think hawgtech was around $8 per bearing, $32 per handle. I dont mind the grips on the shimano so I dont think I am ready to get a whole new handle for it.
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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #55 on: January 19, 2019, 04:05:29 PM »

I was checking out some of my other reels, and I think the bushings in the handle knobs have to go. The bummer is, I think the Curado DC that I just got has the same handle and knobs on it.

Is there a place you recommend for bearings?  I think hawgtech was around $8 per bearing, $32 per handle. I dont mind the grips on the shimano so I dont think I am ready to get a whole new handle for it.
Just type in the bearing size on ebay and you will get plenty of options. Handle bearings are 4x7x2.5

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« Reply #56 on: January 19, 2019, 04:17:37 PM »

Handle bearings are 4x7x2.5

Thank you for the info, I appreciate it.

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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2019, 07:53:22 PM »

Nice write  ~c~

Would you still buy this for crankbait purpose or go with the fuego ?
reason is that I need a crankbait reel and I'm considering those two due to small frame.
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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2019, 03:14:21 AM »

Nice write  ~c~

Would you still buy this for crankbait purpose or go with the fuego ?
reason is that I need a crankbait reel and I'm considering those two due to small frame.
The best advice I can give is that you cant go wrong with either reel. You are basically gonna get the same build quality, plus or minus. The difference is, and what I like about the 2, is that now you have a good solid choice of braking profiles for $100. If you prefer Daiwas Magforce braking, go with the Fuego. If you prefer Shimanos VBS braking system, go with the SLX.

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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2019, 08:22:17 PM »

Juat got done tuning a SLX for a member on another site. Also sent spool bearings and frame bearings to a person who was a member here to install, and he is now a believer in the abilities of this reel.

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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #60 on: February 26, 2019, 06:12:56 AM »

You got to look at it like this, you cant just have a reel that performs good, but looks hideous. Yes, there are people out there that dont care for the "looks". When you really think about it though, its kind of like food. Presentation is everything. Shimano has really been lacking in the looks department on some of their stuff. I know Bud went from mostly using Lews reels, to now the Daiwa Tatula SVs, which are really nice looking, as well as performing. You put that Tatula SV next to a Curado K, and the Curado looks cheap. Sure, Daiwa had the flat black look on the Fuego CT, but its a $100 reel, not pushing $200. The SLX, well its $100 reel, so I really cant complain.
I personally like the flat black on the fuego and the color on this reel ainít that bad. Maybe the accent color could have been a little better.
But for a 100 dollar reel...whatever.


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Re: Shimano SLX
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2019, 08:58:44 AM »

Juat got done tuning a SLX for a member on another site. Also sent spool bearings and frame bearings to a person who was a member here to install, and he is now a believer in the abilities of this reel.

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So, how much is it to upgrade this reel like you did? How much for the parts and how much would you charge if I bought this reel and sent it to you?
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