Shilton SL9 – 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 SL9

The Shilton SL9 is the reel of choice for many large guiding operations to place on their loan rods due to its “bulletproof” design. This reel has proven its reliability over the past 20 years in some of the most remote and hostile environments, tackling formidable adversaries such as salmon, steelhead, tigerfish, golden dorado, bonefish, and permit. Crafted from solid 6082 T6 high-grade bar stock aluminium, the SL9 boasts a robust and durable construction. It features a custom-processed cork drag system with enclosed one-way plungers, ensuring smooth and reliable performance.

The SL9 is designed to accommodate 9 to 10 weight lines, making it versatile for various fishing conditions. Anglers have the option to choose between a reel with an incoming and outgoing click or a silent outgoing with an incoming click, catering to different preferences and fishing styles. The reel is available in a range of colours, including titanium, black, blue, turquoise, purple, red, gold, or even a custom colour, allowing for a personalized touch.

Shilton SL9 Technical Specifications:

  • Diameter: 9.7cm / 3.8″
  • Weight: 230g / 8.1 oz
  • Spool: Standard Arbor
  • Protection: Type II Anodize
  • Fly Line Compatibility: 9 – 10 weight
  • Braided Backing Capacity: 250m of 50lbs + WF10 line
  • Click Mechanism: Click In & Out or Silent Out & Click In
  • Designation: Suitable for both Saltwater & Freshwater fishing
  • Target Species: Tigerfish, Golden Dorado, Salmon, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon

The Shilton SL9 is not only built to withstand the rigours of challenging fishing environments but also to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for anglers. Its high-quality materials and meticulous design ensure that it remains a favourite among professional guides and serious anglers alike. Whether you’re targeting the fierce tigerfish or the elusive bonefish, the SL9 delivers exceptional performance and reliability, making it an essential piece of equipment for any angler.


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