When the very first saltwater SL reels were introduced to the market, they were an instant success. All major guiding operations and their guides, retail stores and the general fly fishing public began talking about a new reel designed and manufactured in South Africa at a very competitive price that was up to the task of handling harsh salt water environments and tackle busting fish. That was sixteen years ago, and the SL range is still rated among the best.
Featuring a custom-processed cork disc drag, and the same high quality anodizing used for all the Shilton Reel ranges, the SL series quickly became the choice reel for many large guiding operations due to its simple and effective design. Now available with an incoming and outgoing click, in black and titanium and in sizes SL4 to SL8 for line weights 5/6 to 14/16.
Reel Capacity – Diameter / Weight / Line weight / Backing strength (backing sold separately)
SL4 9.1cm / 200g / 5-6 / WF6 F + 140m 20lbs
SL5 9,1cm / 215g / 7-8 / WF7 I + 250m 20lbs
SL6 9,7cm / 230g / 9-10 / WF9 I + 210m 30lbs
SL7 10,9cm / 290g / 12-14 / WF12 S + 350m 30lbs
SL8 12.6cm /418g / 14-16 / WF14 S + 550m 30lbs
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