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by chreim20
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 72
Views: 2166

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Scuba Scott wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:33 am
When will pre-orders begin for the US model?
I pre-ordered mine and was told it will ship out mid February. I bought from American legacy Fishing, $377 with their 10% discount when you sign up for their newsletter.
by chreim20
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 72
Views: 2166

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

New Shimano USA video on the metanium:

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4
by chreim20
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: New 2020 Shimano Metanium
Replies: 72
Views: 2166

Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

When the Bantam came out, people complained that the line guide was too close to the spool, affecting casting distance. Looking at this new Metanium, looks like the line guide is much closer to the spool compared to the 16 Met MGL. Makes me wondering if this new Met will actually outperform our old ...
by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Yes it is. The kits in stock at The Tackle Trap include the Carbontex drag stack for the upgrade. Metanium MGL Brass Gear Sets It does not have the 7.4 gear set in right game, just left hand. Yes true, I believe the pinion is on back order on the RH sets in that ratio. I wasn't sure whether you nee...
by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Re: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

bronzefly wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Yes it is. The kits in stock at The Tackle Trap include the Carbontex drag stack for the upgrade.

Metanium MGL Brass Gear Sets
It does not have the 7.4 gear set in right game, just left hand.
by chreim20
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears
Replies: 8
Views: 1605

Shimano Metanium mgl Brass Gears

Hey, I'm sure someone has done this to one of their Metaniums, what are the part numbers? I have the 7.4 gear ratio. Is it the curado k drive gear and the metanium mgl pinion gear?


Thanks guys!
by chreim20
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

Hey ShimanoFan, Really enjoyed your post and I think your spot on. I try to buy American when I can. I have two sons that play baseball, they are 5 and 7. They use Nokona baseball gloves, the only baseball gloves made in the USA in Nocona, Texas. Sure, they were $230 a piece when everyone else is us...
by chreim20
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

Every rod is now outsourced except the cara. Word is when they release the new cara line they will also be outsourced. I wish I could source the 6’10 rod blanks to build on. You can. I source mine on ebay and craigslist all the time and every now and then I find them in pawn shops and I never pass ...
by chreim20
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

falcon wrote:Awesome rod and really can do it all. Miss my falcons but their decision to outsource keeps me fromgoing back
What do you mean outsource? Like have their rods made overseas?
by chreim20
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Re: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

I'm surprised it's a do it all rod, what about hollow body frogs in sparse cover or open water? It kind of feels like an old IMX 844c rod I use to own.
by chreim20
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod
Replies: 22
Views: 2873

Falcon Cara Head Turner Casting Rod

I just picked up this rod and was wondering what techniques people like to use with it?
by chreim20
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Gear ratio: 8 VS 7?

For bottom contact baits I like to use a 6 gear speed ratio actually. I use to use a 7 speed but for some reason when I was using the 6 gear I was catching more fish. I think the slower gear ratio slowed me down a little and allowed me to get more bites. I've had several 8 speed reels and I only lik...
by chreim20
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Rod Shipping
Replies: 7
Views: 944

Re: Rod Shipping

Yes, actually today, I went to ship a rod through FedEx and it was crazy high, like well over a $100. However, I cut the tube down as far as possible and got an estimate through USPS and it was $20. I think when you get over 90 inches for the l x w x h then they start charging a lot more, like a sur...
by chreim20
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???
Replies: 22
Views: 3290

Re: Ordering from Japan... Metanium MGL???

I've never had a bad experience ordering from Japan. I've bought from a few websites which are: digitaka japan lure shop japan tackle plat I've also bought from a couple good sellers on ebay, they are: omotenashi-japan47 ibuyjp I bought a reel two weeks ago from omotenashi-japan47 on ebay in the mid...