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Shimano Deepens Metanium DC And SLX A Reel Lineup

Addition of 70-size brings versatility and performance

Charleston, SC – Shimano North America Fishing, a renowned global leader in the fishing industry, is proud to announce the debut of the SLX 70 A and Metanium DC 70 A low-profile reels. These latest additions will be unveiled at the Japan Fishing Fest trade show in Yokohama, Japan. 

“Shimano’s lineup of low-profile reels continues to evolve,” says Bob Mahoney, Freshwater Product Marketing Manager for Shimano North America Fishing. “Both new models feature a robust selection of technologies tailored to help bass anglers find success in any situation.” 

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Metanium DC 70 A: The Metanium DC 70 A represents the lightest and most durable Shimano DC reel to date, featuring a one-piece CoreSolid magnesium frame, providing unparalleled durability and a solid in-hand feel. The HAGANE Body design brings additional strength and impact resistance while eliminating flex in the reel body, improving cranking power under load. An upgraded I-DC5 braking system allows anglers to fine-tune reel function based on line and lure combinations and fishing conditions, delivering improved accuracy and heightened casting control. Metanium DC 70 A proudly features Shimano’s innovative MGL Spool III Technology, increasing casting distance by greatly reducing start-up inertia. 

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SLX 70 A: Designed for tournament anglers and weekend warriors alike, the SLX 70 A boasts an infusion of advanced Shimano technologies, excelling in a variety of settings from finesse presentations to close-quarter power techniques. The MGL Spool III design features Shimano’s lightest spool option, effectively reducing inertia for a quick startup. Additional premium spool technologies include SilentTune to reduce vibration while casting and SVS Infinity braking, which provides user-friendly spool control. A compact metal HAGANE Body brings unmatched rigidity and strength, eliminating flex under the load of heavy fish. The Cross Carbon Drag system provides extreme power for even the toughest of battles. 

For more information about the latest low-profile additions and Shimano’s complete range of innovative fishing tackle, visit To find a retailer near you, visit Shimano’s dealer locator. For more information on Shimano and the latest product releases, please contact Kade Gewanter at

About Shimano North America Fishing

Since 1970, Shimano has been a global manufacturer of industry-leading fishing tackle systems built for anglers compelled by experiences on the water. Shimano designs, manufactures, and markets a deep lineup of angling-specific products focused on promoting health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us. The company proudly maintains a portfolio of four consumer-preferred brands: Shimano, G.Loomis, Jackall, and PowerPro. You can learn more at or follow on social @fish_shimano_north_america/, @fishgloomis, @jackall_usa, and @fishpowerpro.

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