New 2020 Shimano Metanium

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by HobeyBaker » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:16 pm

This reel looks great. I used to prefer Daiwa baitcasters and Shimano spinning reels, but I think I may be swapping. I love the LT spinning reels and I'm not a fan of the Steez variants.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by chreim20 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:05 am

New Shimano USA video on the metanium:

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by GMAN » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:36 am

It's also up on Shimano's US website... I wish they would tell us more specifics on price point and availability and reel size!

Is it me or does this reel look larger on the US Shimano site?

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by GMAN » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:53 am

Shimano Japan also has it listed on their website today.. lots more info and availability!



http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5922
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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by cndbasshunter » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:48 am

For all the pms and questions. Shimano North America Fishing Metanium MGL will be 150 size for US/CAN as usual.

6.3 oz
Mono 10/120, 12/110, 14/90
Braid 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/no ... MGL_B.html

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by GMAN » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 am

cndbasshunter wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:48 am
For all the pms and questions. Shimano North America Fishing Metanium MGL will be 150 size for US/CAN as usual.

6.3 oz
Mono 10/120, 12/110, 14/90
Braid 20/150, 30/135, 40/105

http://fish.shimano.com/content/fish/no ... MGL_B.html


Thank you for clarifying that!

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by Heddonfrog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am

Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by jmb27 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:20 am

Heddonfrog wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4
Interesting to see Martens w/a Gloomis rod. ;)

But as someone whole still loves the Met 13 and MGL models, I'm excited for early March to get a couple of these!

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 am

44,100JPY for the reel in Japan, comes out to $400USD with the current exchange rate. I hope they don't price this reel any higher than the current Metanium in the US. Also, JDM release for right hand in March, left hand in May. I wonder if the US models will be out around that time as well. My guess is yes, maybe they will release both right and left hand models in May. I'm hoping to get one in my hands ASAP so I can fish it the whole season. I only get mid-May to mid-Sept really, so I'd hate to have to wait til July to get one. But I'll still be buying one!

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by Heddonfrog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 am

jmb27 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:20 am
Heddonfrog wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:18 am
Shimano US video. Aaron Martens brings up a subtle but good point, which will go past most non-Bantam owners...”Its warmer” My hands freeze with my Bantam in cold weather, even with gloves

https://youtu.be/d-si3y2UXw4
Interesting to see Martens w/a Gloomis rod. ;)

But as someone whole still loves the Met 13 and MGL models, I'm excited for early March to get a couple of these!

He’s now a full Shimano/G Loomis Pro

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by ss30378 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm

44,100JPY is the same MSRP as the current Met MGL. If the Japanese tackle shops do a similar price markdown as the current ones (selling around 33000 yen) they could be had for just a little over $300

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm

ss30378 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
44,100JPY is the same MSRP as the current Met MGL. If the Japanese tackle shops do a similar price markdown as the current ones (selling around 33000 yen) they could be had for just a little over $300
Why would they do that for a reel that literally just came out? The current Met MGL has been out for 4 years. If I were running a business, I would not discount a brand new reel by $100 right after it came out, and I highly highly doubt any sellers did when the current Met came out either. The best we could realistically hope for right out of the gate is 40,000JPY ($363USD).

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by ss30378 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 pm

bwjay wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm
ss30378 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
44,100JPY is the same MSRP as the current Met MGL. If the Japanese tackle shops do a similar price markdown as the current ones (selling around 33000 yen) they could be had for just a little over $300
Why would they do that for a reel that literally just came out? The current Met MGL has been out for 4 years. If I were running a business, I would not discount a brand new reel by $100 right after it came out, and I highly highly doubt any sellers did when the current Met came out either. The best we could realistically hope for right out of the gate is 40,000JPY ($363USD).
It seems to be the norm in Japan. The Steez CT has an MSRP of 58800 yen and the Japan tackle sites had it listed for around 51000 before it came out and its still the same now.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by y2k88 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:16 pm

Yeah fairly rarely see a reel or rod sold at MSRP, new model or not.

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Re: New 2020 Shimano Metanium

Post by bwjay » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:44 pm

ss30378 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 pm
bwjay wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:45 pm
ss30378 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:35 pm
44,100JPY is the same MSRP as the current Met MGL. If the Japanese tackle shops do a similar price markdown as the current ones (selling around 33000 yen) they could be had for just a little over $300
Why would they do that for a reel that literally just came out? The current Met MGL has been out for 4 years. If I were running a business, I would not discount a brand new reel by $100 right after it came out, and I highly highly doubt any sellers did when the current Met came out either. The best we could realistically hope for right out of the gate is 40,000JPY ($363USD).
It seems to be the norm in Japan. The Steez CT has an MSRP of 58800 yen and the Japan tackle sites had it listed for around 51000 before it came out and its still the same now.
Huh, good to know. If they discounted the Steez CT by 7800JPY right away (13.3% discount), and we apply that same discount to 44100JPY, we get 5865JPY, which would put it at 38235JPY ($347USD). This would definitely be a sweet price. We'll have to wait until March to see.

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