20 mentainum

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20 mentainum

Post by bronzebacks » Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:18 pm

Anyone seen any available on jdm sites?

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by domthewon » Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:57 pm

Right handed US models available now.

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by 18RangerZ520L » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am

I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by Aquaftm45 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm

18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265
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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by 18RangerZ520L » Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:32 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265

rsz_1bargin.jpg
Nice, what's the price with shipping? And are they in stock?

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:27 am

18RangerZ520L wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:32 am
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265

rsz_1bargin.jpg
Nice, what's the price with shipping? And are they in stock?
Most of my orders from them have been between $22-$30, no tax of course. In stock.

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by 18RangerZ520L » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:27 am
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:32 am
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265

rsz_1bargin.jpg
Nice, what's the price with shipping? And are they in stock?
Most of my orders from them have been between $22-$30, no tax of course. In stock.

Sounds good, so around $295 max. I paid low $300's for mine.

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:22 am

18RangerZ520L wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:03 am
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:27 am
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:32 am
Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265

rsz_1bargin.jpg
Nice, what's the price with shipping? And are they in stock?
Most of my orders from them have been between $22-$30, no tax of course. In stock.

Sounds good, so around $295 max. I paid low $300's for mine.
Actually, if you bought two it would be around $280. You got a good deal either way and you have one heck of a collection. In reality, I probobly won't get one. Thought about buying and reselling, but it's not worth the hassle. I have the Antares AR 70, which I love. I'm not a big fan of the big gap in the sideplate, ie. the bantam, new metanium, Steez TW A/SV...obviously a personal preference thing.
The shop also just recieved the Calcutta 100 DC at an impressive price, so looking to add my first DC reel.
I'm kinda with Polkfish on variety bieng the spice of life when it comes to fishing gear. But, I see many redeeming benifits of haveing congruent gear, especially if you fish tournaments. I have to take a hot second to get acclimated to each combo I pick up when out fishing.. :lol:

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by chreim20 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:55 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:45 pm
18RangerZ520L wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:19 am
I bought some of them up, sorry... :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=83496
I'm going to get me some too...$265

rsz_1bargin.jpg

What website is this?

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by HobeyBaker » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:53 pm

I'll preface this post that I''m a Daiwa fan, but I always try out the Shimanos that pique my interest. I have owned Bantam MGL, Mentanium MGL, Stella FJ, Exsense, so basically all of the recent high-end Shimanos.

First impression of the reel is that this is Shimanos best bait casting reel they have made. It feels really solid like the Bantam, but lighter. The reel feels just like a Bantam mechanically. Our season opens April 1 here in Wisconsin where I will try it out. I'm going to put it on my jig rod, so it will get some use right away. I'm curious how the reel with cast with the MGL III spool.

Photos comparing sizes to Steez CT and SV TW - https://photos.app.goo.gl/uZHAJYiED9wHaDzV9

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by Cranky » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am

Wow, never would have guessed it was so comparable to the CT in size. Thanks for the pics, looks like Shimano has a real star on their hands.

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by HobeyBaker » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:36 pm

Cranky wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:24 am
Wow, never would have guessed it was so comparable to the CT in size. Thanks for the pics, looks like Shimano has a real star on their hands.
The CT feels much more refined to me. The SV TW feels more refined, but not as big of a gap. I have two Legend Elite MH rods for flipping milfoil that the Mets will end up on. They feel like a rock (in a good way). Shimano fans will really like them.

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by Loafer » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 am

bronzebacks wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Anyone seen any available on jdm sites?
Hello, Friend!
Kazu has right hand version: http://jpangler.com/index.php/shimano-20-metanium.html

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Re: 20 mentainum

Post by bronzebacks » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:51 am

Loafer wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:59 am
bronzebacks wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:18 pm
Anyone seen any available on jdm sites?
Hello, Friend!
Kazu has right hand version: http://jpangler.com/index.php/shimano-20-metanium.html
Thanks. I got a usdm. It is a bad ass little powerful reel.

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