Shilton SL6 – Large Arbor Saltwater reel


The SL series stands as the premier choice among Shilton’s saltwater offerings, boasting a proven track record spanning two decades across the most remote and hostile environments. From bonefish and tigerfish to marlin and arapaima, it excels in targeting diverse species. Constructed from solid 6082 T6 high-grade aluminum bar stock, its robust design ensures durability. The reel features a custom-processed cork drag system with enclosed one-way plungers. Available in sizes ranging from SL6 to SL14, accommodating line weights from 6 to 16, it’s favored by many large guiding operations for its straightforward, sturdy, and reliable design. Customization options include the choice between incoming and outgoing clicks or silent outgoing with an incoming click. The SL range offers a variety of colors, including titanium, black, blue, turquoise, purple, red, gold, or custom hues.

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Shilton SL6

The Shilton SL6 is a compact reel with the capabilities of a larger model, making it ideal for targeting large fish using light tackle. With a proven track record spanning two decades, this reel has demonstrated its durability and performance in the most remote and hostile environments. Anglers targeting powerful species such as salmon, tigerfish, and bonefish have relied on the SL6 for its robust design and exceptional functionality.

Constructed from solid 6082 T6 high-grade bar stock aluminium, the SL6 is engineered for strength and reliability. It features a custom-processed cork drag system, which is complemented by enclosed one-way plungers, ensuring smooth and consistent performance. The reel is designed to accommodate 6 to 7 weight lines and is available with either an incoming and outgoing click or a silent outgoing click with an incoming click.

The SL6 boasts a diameter of 9.1 cm (3.6 inches) and a weight of 200 grams (7.0 ounces). Its spool is of a standard arbor design, providing ample capacity for braided backing. Specifically, the reel can hold 200 metres of 30-pound braided backing along with a WF6 line, or 130 metres of 50-pound braided backing with a WF6 line.

Protected by a Type II anodise finish, the SL6 is built to withstand the harsh conditions of both saltwater and freshwater environments. This protection ensures the reel remains resilient against corrosion and wear, maintaining its functionality over extended periods of use. The SL6 is versatile and suitable for targeting a variety of species, including tigerfish, salmon, char, and bonefish.

In conclusion, the Shilton SL6 is a versatile, durable, and high-performance reel, designed to meet the demands of serious anglers. Its construction from high-grade materials, combined with its advanced drag system, makes it a reliable choice for those pursuing large, powerful fish in challenging environments. Whether in saltwater or freshwater, the SL6 stands out as a top-tier reel for both seasoned and novice anglers alike.


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