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95% Recommend this product (21 of 22 responses)
Kingsford, MI
love this combo
October 4, 2022
new to bait casters i love this one its simple cast to the moon. i picked one up for my grandson since he loved mine he is in love with his, his first cast with it he got a nice pike on his
Prosbraking system is easy to adjust
By Fernando
Sterling, VA
This still a great combo
August 16, 2022
I recently started bass fishing so decided try this combo even thought there are much newer models and even new SLXA rod coming out. I already own the SLXDC/SLC610M, extremely easy to use but wanted a MH rod in this combo as well as a second reel. Even with my experience with conventional surf reels I still struggled with 15lb flouro on this reel. Been getting pretty bad backlash even brake/tension adjusted. This could very well be user error. I have no problem overhead casting 20lb braids recently switched to 40lb braid for heavier application still doing great.
By Oliver
North Carolina
Bang for the buck!
July 1, 2022
Just received my new combo yesterday immediately went out to give it a try. It is already tuned to the middle setting for braking which most companies don’t do. It casts really well and brings in fish like butter🧈. Caught my new pb on the first day with the new rod and reel!
By Josh
Good Value
April 13, 2022
The reels are so good for the money. The rods are terrible but for the price of this combo its really a no brainer. I would 100% recommend them for the money.
ProsValue pricing!
ConsRods are fragile and not very sensitive.
By Chris
Sweetwater, TN
Unbeatable price
January 7, 2022
There is not another place you can find the slx combo this cheap. I was told this rod was the best budget priced jerkbait rod on the market and the cheapest i found it was 99 dollars. At tackle direct, i got the slx rod and reel for 129 dollars. I am excited to find it at this price.
ProsVery affordable Very light Very sensitive The reel is so smooth Cast great Is hard to backlash
ConsNo cons
By Bowen
Great combo at an unbeatable price!
January 3, 2022
Very smooth and light in hand. The MH pole is perfect for keeping the bait pinned in giant bass mouths. I got to break it in on a 6 lbs 14oz beauty.
By Scott L.
North Carolina
Fantastic combo
December 4, 2021
For the price and quality, you CANNOT beat this combo. The reel is amazing and and smooth. I have small hands and the SLX reel fits perfect in them. Super light combo
ProsLightweight Small Ergonomic
By Steve
Shimano SLX combo
October 18, 2021
Great off the shelf combo, it would be very difficult to find a better matched set. The reel is very smooth and comfortable to fish all day and the rod is amazing. Great feel and great quality, it’s a Shimano so you can’t go wrong especially at this price point. Good job Tackle Direct for killing it with this price.
ProsGreat feel Smooth gearing Easy to dial in Great drag
By Jason
Great value combo
July 19, 2021
This combo is a great value, and is nice for those looking to step up out of the true entry level gear. The 6'10" M is great for jerkbait fishing, and other lighter treble hook baits. The reel itself is of good quality, and casts a good range of weights with very little adjustment needed.
By Anonymous
Wilmington NC
Great deal
March 7, 2021
I bought the 7’ MH 150xg combo. I really like it for 3/8oz and 1/2oz baits. Little heavy for 1/4oz I think. Overall great combo
By Reece
Arlington, NE
The best combo I own
February 12, 2021
Head a lot of good things about the SLX. Nice light combo that feels good in the hands. Great, smooth casting reel that is hard to birds nest. The SLX rod and reel have quickly become my favorite fishing gear.
ProsLight Looks great
By mike
weaverville, CA
Great combo for swimbaits.
February 11, 2021
Really like the quality for the price. Like the darker color profile. 30 lb power pro casts well for me.
ProsReally like the 6'10" size
ConsNone so far
By Jorge
Sacramento, CA
Great combo awesome price
November 29, 2020
This is an awesome combo I went with MF and I use if for top water buzz baits and small jigs. It was the only setup that caught me fish this summer.
ProsPrice, quality, even at full price it?s worth the buy.
By Jeremy
Shimano SLX combo
April 21, 2020
I normally buy combos, just quicker and easier for me do run out a grab one. This is hands down my favorite combo. the reel cast smooth and easy the crank is even smoother. the rod is of excellent quality and I have had zero issues with either all year. I mainly kayak fish so at times my casting ability is very limited when so I always pick up my SLX.
ProsSmooth casting and reel
Consnone so far
By Nick
Best budget combo
March 17, 2020
Both the rod and especially the reel punch way above their price range
By Mark
Great Bang for the Buck Combo
February 10, 2020
You will not find a better all around bass casting combo at this pricepoint than this. Went with the 6'10" MH with the SLX150HG reel and it is perfect for topwater, bladed jigs and spinnerbaits. Rolled with it all summer and have no complaints.
ProsGreat price
ConsNo external break setting on the reel, but for me that is not a deal breaker as the internal break are easy to set and once you get them where you want it there is no need to fiddle with them.
By Mark
Second time the charm!
August 2, 2019
Lost my first rod/reel combo to Dave Jones Locker after 1 day! Doh! Bought the same MH/F combo and used it for a few weeks now. Initially, I thought this setup was too stiff for the 1/2 to 3/4 oz baits I was throwing, but after some time, I’m very pleased with the way it casts and handles frogs, top water, and buzz baits. Great rod for Bass and snakeheads! TD customer service was a welcome relief do deal with and really helped me out. Will definitely look here first for future purchases!
ProsLight weight, great casting distance, no backlashes.
ConsYep, it does NOT float.
By Richard W.
Saint Cloud, FL
Great rod n reel
June 27, 2019
This Shimano combo is the best I’ve used!
By jesse f.
Fredericksburg, VA
Great deal!
June 25, 2019
Fantastic deal! Best I found on the web and the shipping was fast. Moving more and more of my business to Tackle Direct.
ProsCheap Fast shipping Great products Inventory
By Alex B.
Hammond Indiana
Slx combo
May 22, 2019
I own this in the medium action rod, for the price it is great quality. Best off shelf combo I’ve ever bought. Perfectly balanced combo
ProsPrice. Quality
Cons2 piece rod option would make it better as a traveling rod
By Kyle
San Diego
Performs and is comfortable
May 19, 2019
$100 rod and a $100 for 160? Plus get 10% off. This is a hard to beat set up. I have the medium heavy with the HG reel and am very pleased. No doubt I would buy again. Only reason I'm not buying more is I already have all the rods I "need".
ProsComfortable rod and reel Smooth casting (rarely gets a nest and it bombs) Smooth reeling
ConsReel is not very adjustable
By Raf
Bahston, MA
Great looking combo
March 29, 2019
This is a great looking combo. Reel seems to be the best I have ever owned. As I type this I will add I have not used the combo but comparing with the many rods and reels I have owned. This combo is on top of the list.

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