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  • When you compare it to this again $99 fuego $99 SLX, look at this look at the size difference look how much smaller

  • The new Shimano is now for the big reveal. Oh

  • You know what guys I'm sorry, I apologize this is metallic blue

  • cast King

  • Listens metallic blue

  • Think these bushings have tighter tones tolerances then the concept Z

  • it really does look that way and

  • Trust me yet. I have so much close-up footage of the bushings on those constant is ease

  • Yeah, this is much tighter tolerance

  • which probably is why I'll check I want to get it back together, but

  • I don't think there is any handling that get rock

  • So yeah guys this is this isn't this is looking good

  • I I like what I see a lot of times people think that dye wash Shimano high-end they make the good stuff

  • But they just phone it in for the cheap stuff

  • and

  • Five years ago, I would agree with it to be perfectly honest with you. They you know, they just basically

  • Said alright lose go ahead. Take over. You got us more now. You're gonna try

  • Gentlemen ladies in any one in between I welcome you all and today I will be unboxing

  • Tearing down and doing our customary overview of a brand spanking new

  • Wallet-friendly baitcaster from Shimano the brand new SLX now before we get started

  • I just want to say thank you very much to Josh over at J niche tackle who submitted this real I?

  • Knew what was coming down the pipe

  • I asked him yesterday if he could send one over and boom priority one day mail

  • I came at Saturday next day, and we're now going to crack this a box open and

  • Not metallic blue

  • That's a cast in goof if you guys did it see

  • they

  • All right, so did I miss the slot?

  • There we go

  • Very well hacked and no that's not metallic blue either

  • Hashtag cast King royal legend Elite. All right, so we have tape seal still there

  • Guys I'm curious just let you know my expectations of this reel are

  • Insert your favorite model of green Corrado here. This is what I hope Shimano is coming out with at $99

  • I know there's some controversy over what Corrado or what Green Corrado was the world's favorite, but

  • It's a nice little

  • schematic

  • No X shape, which

  • Tells me that it's a similar design to what you would find in the old Corrado

  • I think the new tranqs is don't have extra either which is that dual pinion supportive bearing and we have the

  • Mystery oil looks a little yellow or than normal. Maybe even a little thinner. I don't know you tell me

  • And that's pretty much it. So you have the

  • schematics and

  • We're not even look at this stuff

  • There's never anything useful

  • Shimano literature

  • It's bubble-wrapped. Oh

  • Wow, she's tiny

  • Wow, okay, okay

  • Very very slim I wasn't expecting it to be this compact

  • I just want to set the

  • Tension knob to where I prefer it

  • Yeah, it has that nice high pitch were

  • That a lot of the the higher inch models have out of the box

  • Big cushy knobs like you would find in a crowd. Okay and look

  • Listen okay. So there's a little bit of consistency issue and a $99. Yeah

  • But it's still okay. You have the knob that has a little tiny bit of play here

  • No lean at all and this one's nothing

  • Like you would find on a $600 reel, I guess no play at all. No in and out

  • So what will give this part of the reel will give this an 8 out of 10

  • I don't like giving number ratings, but I'm just trying to give you guys an idea

  • How it stacks up. It's it's almost on the level of what you have on a Matane iam, DC and a terrace

  • Where it's almost perfect, so, you know, it's not focused on that too all too long

  • and it has your little

  • You know retaining

  • spring here and as bars, I don't lose your side plates because that's apparently an issue and you have

  • an

  • interesting

  • break design

  • So I was expecting to see that

  • VBS break from yesteryear, we just had the pins like on the tranqs 500 to tranqs 300 400 the old Corrado's but it actually

  • Has a static centrifugal brake found in a Corrado

  • Very interesting with what are the six pins. So you have tons of range. That's

  • That's pretty cool. I you know again, I'm not the biggest Shimano baitcaster guy. I love their spinning reels

  • So I don't have any experience with a 6 : pins

  • SVS infinity static break

  • That's decent free spool out of the box that's that's actually really good free spool and

  • We're gonna go ahead and clip the mic

  • To the reel just to give you an idea how it feels on my hand

  • and again I use this method on another video and

  • I think I only continue to do it and I'm willing to bet doesn't be a lot of guys out there

  • They're gonna start doing this because it really is an effective way of doing it

  • Now you guys heard that cast King Royal legend

  • That's I can't hear the thing just so you guys know

  • You know what, let me go ahead and cook them like here

  • Well, this doesn't make you go deaf. I

  • Tell them like down a little bit because again, I can't tell what it sounds like. It's like I got in the video editor

  • Okay, I

  • Mean they're very smooth

  • like butter, they don't spin forever and it again ball bearings and handle knobs aren't needed unless

  • They're there to make up for the side-to-side

  • Play

  • Sometimes when you have bushings and handle knobs, you can't get the shimming right without locking up and binding

  • These are are really nice

  • Like you're like, I mean you have a 500 all out reeling you're turning the handle

  • You know, I guess this reel is now $500 us

  • Now I really can't you know, they spend like this. What do you do? I

  • I can't tell the difference between these two reels and the handle knobs

  • Sorry if you guys were upset about that, so

  • This is an interesting reel. This is the first time that I've

  • Liked the fit finish and feel of a $99 mount a baitcaster

  • This is this is new. Well, how much were the old Corrado's the green ones? They were nice. They weren't my favorites, but

  • I'm digging it. So when you have something like this, which is the $99 Fuego

  • All Things Considered

  • When you compare it to this again $99 Fuego $99 s LX look at this look at the size difference look how much smaller

  • The new Shimano is from front to back

  • It's probably I'd say six millimeters shorter from the chin to the back

  • It's much

  • Slimmer, it's it's probably on along the lines of those

  • those new

  • OEM looking dial reels the CGA T and then whatever they are

  • Very compact. I mean we're talking very here. Here's a oldie but goodie. Here's a a

  • Beaten to crap a boo mg X it's almost the size of this

  • Which is a tiny little real

  • Not quite as small as the current mg X's but it sits down there. I

  • Like it. I like the fit and finish of this real. I can't wait to see how this thing fishes

  • This is a really nice really guys again out of the box. Is it a turret? I can't tell it just feels good

  • I mean in hand I like everything about it. And this is what separates the the men from the boys

  • When you look at the distance between the outer

  • flange of the spool and that level wind that's kind of what made to Fuego CT one of my favorite reels for the price and

  • It really looks like the Shimano is right up there as far as distance

  • It's pushed way out much further than what you get out of the Bantam MGL and the further out you move that level wined

  • Essentially it acts and responds

  • Like a non level wind reel. So if you guys are on the beach surf casting you want maximum difference a difference distance

  • You don't want to level one because this here this little eyelet here

  • Will impede the line the flow of the line coming off the reel because as it switches directions, it's got to go here

  • It's got to go here and hit that little wine

  • Nice nice

  • can't find anything wrong with that and

  • Looking here. It's black. I'm willing to bet that it's a plastic worm gear. Which guys who have the crowd?

  • Okay's you break your worm gears yet. I bet you didn't

  • Let's get it wait

  • We go from ounces I

  • Think on the package they say 6.8. I think that's what it is. That's that's pretty sweet again 99 bucks

  • Okay, we're looking half ounce oh yeah half ounce roughly

  • That's pretty sweet I'll get our spool wait

  • For you finesse guys out there, okay

  • Matt knows where makes me look stupid

  • 15 with no bearing. Okay. That's a pretty big break. Yeah. What going on there?

  • 15.5

  • Give me a moment to get this side plane off

  • And again, this has been my pick for the best nun you $9 this is a brand new rail just got in the mail

  • I had one made about I don't 2000 casts worth

  • That's how much time I put on it and it was a great reel and I figured you know, what?

  • since I keep on wrecking

  • Recommending it

  • I got at least have one and

  • I think it was one my camera broke and I had to send it out to Sony that I couldn't really do anything with it

  • So I just figured I'd sell it off so

  • 17.1 three

  • Verses 15 and a half so slight difference

  • and again

  • They're very similar design as far as you have that that long shaft that runs the entire width of the reel

  • It's not like you'll find on some of the free fleet fat free-floating designs in Abu

  • It's not like a free-floating design that you'll find and some of the higher-end iowa's

  • so there's a little bit of extra mass that it's got to get going but

  • It's inward. So it's a little bit easier to get it going. So it's not the end of the world

  • It all comes down to the break now as far as how it's gonna handle finesse lures any guy

  • Are you guys buying this real for finesse? So you just guys trying to get a a

  • good, uh

  • stack of reels on your boat deck

  • Suite all right, so enough jibber jabbering, let's go ahead

  • And see what's up her skirt, is it appropriate to say

  • Edit that out. That's enough. Jibber-jabber and let's get inside

  • I'm curious

  • That was a 10 mill it seemed a little looser than normal interesting I

  • Love these caps here. I really do

  • I I despise what Dyer uses on some of the reels because if you look actually no this one's not bad. Sorry

  • This one's good. But on some of the higher end ones that just have that silly little

  • Aluminum a little ring

  • no, you're gonna scratch these things no matter what wrench you use whether the

  • Fancy aluminum ones you get off a hedgehog or what? Alright, so we have the click plate here, which

  • Runs along in here. I love this design very similar

  • To the orange band in the Orange Crush the concept Z only it's improved it really is

  • We cover that in the Bantam MGL review

  • And since we're trying to focus on way too many things at once

  • I

  • Can see what makes up this so just make sure you're careful

  • That's just fill down that little ledge there didn't go anywhere

  • But there's a little a little detent that runs in that spring a little plunger that goes in there

  • great design, I

  • Like it much better

  • Than the older Matane iam DC to be honest when it comes to servicing, this is a Bosch of Stella with Matane iam

  • God

  • I've wait too many fishing with first world problems

  • and

  • So they're gonna have to pay pop that spool that again

  • By I didn't

  • I'm good. See it's a plastic side plate. It definitely felt like plastic side plate. So it's expected

  • For you guys that work on your own wheels for the first time

  • As you like holding the reel and whatever orientation the screws come out just so I know where they go

  • So that's the back. That's the front you can see two different sizes

  • And a little context could let you know if what screws go into metal what screws goes into plastic you see these coarse threads

  • Coarse threads are gonna be going into the plastic. The finer ones always go into metal just a little thing

  • You hear that crack

  • That's a broken fishing reel right there. That's just locked. I usually

  • know

  • That is this

  • Breaking are loose

  • Sometimes when you have screws going into a plastic body it compresses a little bit almost acts like a lock

  • And you can tell what is what

  • Again

  • You have your course versus fine screws

  • I think that was it now for the big reveal. Oh

  • You know what guys I'm sorry, I apologize this is metallic blue

  • cast King

  • This has been telic blue

  • That's funny I

  • was playing around with some

  • Pre-release shimano surf rods a couple years ago and this color was all over them

  • It's a pretty large main gear

  • Oh, wow, I

  • Didn't see this in the schematic

  • Sorry about that guys, I was flat-out dead wrong

  • Laura is the next ship ball bearing

  • No, well, that's what they call Direction ball bang now this pinion here it has a little

  • Hook that comes out you can see that there I

  • wonder

  • If that gets supported in here

  • And that ball bearing there

  • Hmm, I don't know guys, I don't know

  • Be nice if again, I'm not doesn't know doesn't I don't want to speak too soon. No, okay can't one walk

  • Well, I would love to have seen that this is one of those things that I've been doing it for 30 years of that

  • And here just to give you an idea or a little late on this I should have done this earlier but

  • That's that I like this

  • Compared to the cast King. It seems like it has more travel. I like that that's personal preference

  • but it it feels

  • Like when you get down to bat like this part

  • you kind of feel like it's kind of loading up and then

  • boom

  • nice and chunky

  • Feels great thumb thumb bars by Shimano are really good. I

  • haven't really found too many that I don't like and as I say that

  • We jumped a shark

  • This just came out was a definite hole in it in place. It needs this side plate

  • cool

  • and

  • compared

  • As much as I like dial with some bars, I like to feel this better I do

  • You guys know me. I'm on the dial with VIP forum list that kind of deal. I get all stuff dirt cheap

  • I don't owe him anything ever, but you know

  • It's a nice little bonus when I just want