The Shimano SLX DC as well as the whole SLX series has become one of Shimano's most successful series. The SLX DC combines the latest in braking technology with classic smoothness of the best casting reels to bring a reel of world class status, which can be used by newcomers, or anglers of a high level.
The braking system on this reel is incredible, there is no other way to say it! The four preset settings give anglers of all skill levels a braking setup that will suit their needs. If you are new to using baitcasters, are throwing light lures or are fishing into heavy wind, crank the number up to 3 or 4 and enjoy the extra backlash protection. Those looking for a more free spool can turn the settings down to 1 or 2 and cast this reel an absolute mile.
Personally, this reel changed the game for me in terms of being able to skip cast. Turning the reel's setting up to 4 gave me the confidence to practice skipping without fear of blowing up a spool of fluorocarbon. It allowed me to build up confidence in this technique, something I have not managed to do with any other baitcaster reel!