Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by Revofisher » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:53 am

is the new exsense just a curado k dc? or is it going to use a different dc casting system?

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by pukau » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:36 am

according to shimano

◎ Brake mode 1: PE for long throw
◎ Brake mode 2: PE standard
◎ Brake mode 3: PE night, strong wind
◎ Brake mode F: Fluoro standard

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by slipperybob » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:55 pm

I'm gonna get a pair of Metanium MGL's when next time I see a sale... :big grin:
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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:33 pm

When do you think the Metaniums MGL 2020 reels will be released?

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by Revofisher » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:11 am

curious as well seems like some instagramers have already got their hands on some ive noticed. the ones that do not seemed to be affiliated or sponsored by shimano that is.

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:23 am

Revofisher wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:11 am
curious as well seems like some instagramers have already got their hands on some ive noticed. the ones that do not seemed to be affiliated or sponsored by shimano that is.
From most dealers is what I'm reading it March for right hand and April for left hand.

I don't want to wait until April for left hand....

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by bwjay » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:44 am

Any thoughts on whether I should grab the 2020 Met if I already have 3 Bantams and all of my rods balance better with a heavier reel? The cost of the new Met includes a new rod too that'll balance better... I could save myself a good amount of cash if I pass on the Met (for now)...

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by CheezusCrust » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 am

Who thinks the casting distance of the 2020 met will be greater than the met MGL?

I like the antares but the weight of the reel puts me off.So the met is the only option in my opinion

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by accodn2ryan » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:24 pm

bwjay wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:44 am
Any thoughts on whether I should grab the 2020 Met if I already have 3 Bantams and all of my rods balance better with a heavier reel? The cost of the new Met includes a new rod too that'll balance better... I could save myself a good amount of cash if I pass on the Met (for now)...
I'd rather have a balanced rod than a rod that feels tip heavy due to the reel being too light. Those bantams are solid reels too, just save the $$, or just wait for more reviews before making a decision.

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by mark poulson » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:38 pm

CheezusCrust wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:47 am
Who thinks the casting distance of the 2020 met will be greater than the met MGL?

I like the antares but the weight of the reel puts me off.So the met is the only option in my opinion
Balancing the rod/reel combo is easy. Buy some black rubber chair leg covers the same size as your rod butt, add enough lead inside the butt cap to get the combo to balance and the midpoint of the reel, and tape onto the butt with black electrical tape. Once you have your setup balanced, you won't even notice if it's heavier, because it is no longer tip heavy.

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by Hennessy » Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:48 pm

Has anyone received this reel yet? It’s almost taking so long that I’ve actually lost interest in it , lol. I know digitika or Japan lure shop has no stock. “FISH HOOK TERRY” on YouTube has the only unboxing I’ve seen so far, can’t remember what site he said he ordered from

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm

I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by TravisNY » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:09 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20
Good taste sir.
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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by HobeyBaker » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:53 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20
You want that Exist...

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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:49 pm

HobeyBaker wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:53 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:52 pm
I'm struggling on purchasing another Stella or going with a 4000 size Exist but trying to save my money to purchase
a Metanium 20
You want that Exist...
Thinking about it, but I really want to try out the new Metanium.

I have a GLX 842 that would go perfect with a new Metanium....

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