How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

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How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Real Pudd legend » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:03 pm

Just curious to see how those of you who have this reel are liking it, down to casting and retrieve smoothness prior and after more use.

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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Jkitchens » Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:29 pm

I’ve been fishing an Alde MGL 30 for about a year now and it’s still as smooth today as it was when I bought it. I’ve caught plenty of fish on it, including a 12lb striper on it last week and it handled it fine. My MGL 30 is on my 6’5” medium cumulus with 12lb line, I use it for wacky rigs, small jerkbaits and 1/4 oz yellow magics. It’s not and never has been super smooth say like a Steez but pretty close. In my hands it almost performs as well as my Steez CT and is a lot cheaper. I’d buy another but I’m a little heavy on finesse reels right now :lol:
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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Real Pudd legend » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Appreciate the reply and the great useful info. Would you say the smoothness is the same as the non mgl version?

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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Jkitchens » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:43 am

No problem, I never had the non MGL version so I can’t help you there...
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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by mrpao » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:56 am

I have two MGL 30 hg, regular 50 and 50HG.
They all feel the same in smoothness.
I'm not throw super finesse lures with mine so I can't say how it would be with really light lures.
I have one 30 mgl on a 6'10" expride for regular sized top water and jerkbaits.
Another 30 mgl on a 6'8" med black cumara for smaller poppers and jerkbaits.

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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Real Pudd legend » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:18 am

Thanks for the info fellas , what size line/ braid are you using on the 30 ?

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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Jkitchens » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:28 am

Mine has 12lb super sniper on my 30 and it holds plenty IMO...
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Re: How do you like you’re aldebaran mgl 50?

Post by Bantam1 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:41 am

The gears are the same in the MGL and the previous non MGL version. Gear feel will be identical between the two. MGL has the new spool and latest SVS braking system.

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