The SL5 is the reel of choice for many large guiding operations to place on their loan rods due to its “bulletproof” design. This reel has a track record of 20 years in the most remote and hostile environments targeting powerful adversaries like salmon, steelhead, tigerfish, golden dorado, bonefish and permit. The robust design is crafted from solid 6082 T6 high grade bar stock aluminum and features a custom-processed cork drag with enclosed one-way plungers. The SL5 accommodates 7 to 8 weight lines and can be ordered with an incoming and outgoing click or silent outgoing with an incoming click. Custom color options are titanium, black, blue, turquoise, purple, red, golden orange or a custom color combination of these for various parts.
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Diameter: 3.6" / 9.1cm
Weight: 7.6 oz / 215g
Line: 7-8 WT
Backing: 250m 50lbs + WF8 Line*Note from Salt Fly Pro: 250 meters is almost 275 yards and Shilton rates this based on 50lb backing so easily 300+ yards with 30lb gel spun which we normally use for this size of reel.