Shimano® Metanium® Baitcast Reel
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- Micro Module gearing
- SVS Infinity braking system
- 9 S A-RB bearings plus roller bearing
- Dartanium 2 drag washers
- Tapered line guide
- Super Stopper®
- X-Ship for smooth power under load
- Hardened aluminum drive gear
- Magnesium frame
- Escape Hatch
- Magnesium handle-side plate
- Carbon onside plate
- MET XG handle with PV paddle grips
- Can be used in saltwater
- Weighs only 6.0 oz.–6.2 oz.
The Metanium Baitcast reel from Shimano is super-lightweight, incredibly powerful, and smoother than butter on hot glass. Built for the hardcore tournament angler (or any fisherman who wants perfection!), The Metanium uses a combination of magnesium, carbon, and aluminum to put performance and power in your hands.
The Micro Module gearing system utilizes a larger number of smaller, finer cogs, precisely machined to provide a buttery smoothness that almost seems organic rather than mechanical—combined with Shimano's proven X-Ship system, it's the smoothest, most stable baitcaster ever. With a magnesium frame and handle-side plate, a carbon onside plate and hardened aluminum drive gear, weight is driven down to only 6.0 ounces (6.2 oz. for XG model). The Escape Hatch release allows you to access the interior of the sideplate for cleaning and adjustments. The cast is managed perfectly by the SVS Infinity braking system, with the adjustment dial located on the front bottom of the reel's left sideplate for easier one handed adjustment while engaged in battle. Other benefits include 9 S A-RB bearings plus a roller bearing, Dartanium 2 drag washers, a tapered line guide, Super Stopper anti-reverse, and an MET XG handle with PV power grips.
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by freshwaterripper best for freshwater
This reel is unbelievably smooth in freshwater and is decent in saltwater. Only use with lures it gets very sticky very easily.
August 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by SCgarnetmoonshine A masterpiece......
Awesome, brilliant, spectacular.....I could go on and on. Shimano at it's finest right here folks! This reel is just flat out A REEL. Smooth and just very well solid in all aspects. I've been using this reel for just a few weeks and it's safe to say it's well worth the hefty price tag. The thumb bar on this thing is the best I have ever used. I got the XG model for the fast ratio but also for the 96mm handle. This reel matched up beautifully and comfortably with a 7'2 Med Hvy Johnny Morris Signature series rod. One sharp looking combo if I must say so myself! Casting distance is pretty sweet with this reel as well. The box and Shimano's website states that this reel only has 11 lbs of drag pressure but it feels like it has way more than that. I'm glad Shimano went to this SVS Infinity braking system. It's pretty much the same system used in the Revo MGX and Premiere. Really good stuff. The micro module gear system in this reel is pretty awesome as well. Drop a drop of oil on each bearing on this reel right out of the box and be ready to not want to put this reel down for a long time!
January 31, 2014
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