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 JCBHatesFishing » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:07 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:23 am
Chode wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:41 pm
no news of replacement for the curado 70?
:mrgreen:
Please don't keep this too big of a secret, because I already missed out on the cheaper 71XG's and I want a new one dang it. :lol: :lol:

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

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 am

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...
Ordered another Stella at a good price, just could not pass it up.

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

Post by TravisNY » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:06 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 am
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...
Ordered another Stella at a good price, just could not pass it up.
Well done sir.
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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:53 pm

TravisNY wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:06 pm


Well done sir.
Still getting a Metanium 20 :big grin:

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

Post by johnD » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:56 am

I read that Bantam1 said no replacement for the curado 70.

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

Post by Chode » Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:24 pm

johnD wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:56 am
I read that Bantam1 said no replacement for the curado 70.
:crying:

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

Post by Hennessy » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:57 am

There’s a comparison video out in English on YouTube between the 16 & new Metanium (FAOS fishing). Using same 7’3mh duckett rod & 17lb floro, casting distance using a rattle bait & small swim bait on a jig head was said to be minimal between the two, maybe a small edge to the 16 model but the new model was more controlled throwing into the wind. Which kinda makes sense b/c any major casting distance over the 16 Metanium, would probably put it on par with the Anteras. I already know the 16 Metanium outcast the DC model. Smoothness was given to the new Metanium & palming was a noticeable difference better with the new one. Another thing is the new Metanium is 8.1 while the 16 is 8.5 & he did notice the 16 was faster. Digitika has started taking pre orders for $330 & there’s still no listing of it at Japan lure shop, those are the only 2 over the seas sites I use. Cheapest I’ve seen on eBay was $399. Doesn’t seem to be a “major” upgrade over the current model, so I guess it’s not life & death that I get one immediately, lol. I figure once the price hits $300 I’ll pull the trigger until then I’m sure I won’t miss a beat with the 16 model

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

Post by karirick » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:47 pm

TravisNY wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:06 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 am
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...
Ordered another Stella at a good price, just could not pass it up.
Well done sir.
Where are these "cheap" Stellas??

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

Post by 18RangerZ520L » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:32 am

Hennessy wrote:
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
I got mine a couple weeks ago: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496

I had 10 of the previous generation Metaniums and the 2020's cast farther with less effort in my opinion. The new 2020's come with all 4 brakes on from the factory, I locked two of them and left two on. As has already been said, the palming size is better than the previous generation and I noticed the finish on the 2020's is better/stronger (I accidentally dropped one on the garage floor and not a scratch on it, my previous generation silver Metaniums showed scratches very easily). Also, the spool is slightly narrower than the previous generation and obviously the 2020's have the brass drive gear now. I accidentally caught three stripers in the 15lb-20lb class when I had them out for the first time and the 2020's handled them perfectly, drags are butter smooth and gears were smooth during the retrieve under a load.
Overall, after the first outing with them I'm very impressed with them and it was worth upgrading my reel arsenal to the 2020's from the previous generation.

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

Post by Real Pudd legend » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:59 am

Great to hear !

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

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:25 pm

karirick wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:47 pm
TravisNY wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:06 pm
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:39 am
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...
Ordered another Stella at a good price, just could not pass it up.
Well done sir.
Where are these "cheap" Stellas??

Rick
I got my last one from a friend for a good price.

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

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:42 pm

Any updates on when the Metanium 20 left hand will be available?

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

Post by y2k88 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:04 pm

I think May.

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

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:56 pm

y2k88 wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:04 pm
I think May.
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Re: Any 2020 Shimano reel leaks.....

Post by Revofisher » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:02 am

the hook up tackle has a lefty in stock i think its the 6 ratio

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