New 2020 Shimano Metanium

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New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by cndbasshunter » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:52 am

New Metanium!
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Solid Frame design like Bantam but Magnesium, MGL3 spool, and brass gears!!!

https://kenshikuroda.com/tackleno_iroha/12616/

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by fishes » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:06 am

I guess im getting my first metanium

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:09 am

Here's the source: https://kenshikuroda.com/tackleno_iroha/12616/

STOKED! Brass gears baby!!

Translated: "In summary: It has the same rigidity as the bantam (core solid body), the same flight distance as Antares, the cast feel (MGLⅢ spool), and the same winding comfort as the calcutta (brass gear). Still light. It is a reel that puts it all."

Yup. I need one.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by Cracker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 am

What is a total weight? Looks kinda bulky.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:41 am

Thank you Shimano. This real looks sick, brass gears =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:49 am

Cracker wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 am
What is a total weight? Looks kinda bulky.
175g, same as the current Metanium. It looks smaller than the current Metanium to me.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by JBcrankaddict » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:15 am

Cracker wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 am
What is a total weight? Looks kinda bulky.
Look at that frame shot next to the Bantam, it’s tiny! Much more compact than the Met MGL too.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by ss30378 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:38 am

That met is going to be pretty close to 70/aldebaran size. Tiny tiny tiny.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by GMAN » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 am

It definitely looks more compact than the previous model Met.

Spool also looks narrower... wondering if it's still a 150 size.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 am

GMAN wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 am
It definitely looks more compact than the previous model Met.

Spool also looks narrower... wondering if it's still a 150 size.
It's a narrower spool. The article says he thinks it's the same spool as the new Antares which is only a 70 sized spool... I personally would prefer a 150 size. But I think this new Met will be a great worm/jig reel and that's probably what I'll use it for. I just need a rod that balances better with it, since even with my Bantam none of my rods balance as well as I'd like them (except my Expride 73XH, lol). Maybe a Poison Adrena is in my future. :)

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by GMAN » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:41 am

bwjay wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:02 am
GMAN wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 am
It definitely looks more compact than the previous model Met.

Spool also looks narrower... wondering if it's still a 150 size.
It's a narrower spool. The article says he thinks it's the same spool as the new Antares which is only a 70 sized spool... I personally would prefer a 150 size. But I think this new Met will be a great worm/jig reel and that's probably what I'll use it for. I just need a rod that balances better with it, since even with my Bantam none of my rods balance as well as I'd like them (except my Expride 73XH, lol). Maybe a Poison Adrena is in my future. :)
That's what it's looking like... a picture is worth 1000 words!

I'm so excited for this reel.. I won't sleep until I have it in my hands. I've been looking for a new 70 Scorpion/Corrado replacement and I think i did!
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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:51 am

I might be buying my first Shimano in a long time. :lol:
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by Big-Bass » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:00 am

Oh wow! Looks great!

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by chreim20 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 am

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 Met mgls. Big praise for going to brass gears, but will it actually be an upgrade in performance? We'll see!

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