The Shimano SLX DC puts unparalleled casting performance within every angler s reach! Step up to the next level of high-performance bait casting. Built on the same compact, rigid and versatile platform as the popular SLX bait casting reel, the SLX DC incorporates Shimano s unique DC Braking technology. This digital braking system utilizes a microcomputer to monitor spool speed 1,000 times per second and apply the perfect amount of brake to prevent backlash and maximize distance. Anglers of all skill levels will appreciate less thumbing and trouble-free casting in all conditions. With three gear ratios and a long powerful handle, SLX DC is ready for maximum tournament performance.