A rod towards the upper end of Shimano's product range in terms of quality, the SLX is a casting rod built for versatility. We've seen this rod feature in many fishing tournaments, and for good reason: it's capable with any fishing technique and is wonderful in the hand thanks to its responsive carbon foregrip.
Our opinion: This is your go-to Shimano casting rod for when you want one set of kit that does everything. Versatility means a lot in fishing; it lets you save money by not having to buy specialist equipment, and it removes some of the hassle of getting your kit together before you can get into the great outdoors to pursue your passion.
Affordable for what it is and full of convenient quality. Nuff said, we think!