'19 Scorpion MGL 150

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by PBP » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:05 am

it was like 175 a few day ago on japanlureshpop, sold out at this moment.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by kingzfan71 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:14 am

fishballer06 wrote:
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Heads up they are out now, eBay has them as well as Japan lure shop. I have mine on the way should be here by Saturday! I can’t wait. :D
Thanks for the heads up. I bought a 151HG from eBay last night before bed. I woke up this morning to tracking information and a message from the retailer thanking me for my order and giving me my tracking number again. Can't wait to receive it!
I am glad I could help. I just got mine this morning. Got it from Japanlureshop, it was just over $200 after shipping.
Going fishing with it on Monday. I tried uploading pictures but good old Tackle Tour says they are too big! ](*,)

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by fishballer06 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:33 am

I got mine in yesterday. Man is this thing sweet. Feels just like my Metanium and Chronarch MGL's when I turn the handle. The red is a nice dark red with a shiny dark titanium accents with some red metal flakes in it. The tension control knob even has a scorpion etched into it. I can't wait to get it out on the water. I'm sure I'll be ordering more of these.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 01, 2019 2:03 am

I can't figure out the bearings on the Scorpion MGL. It is much like that Bantam MGL dilemma which never got resolved (claims 8 bearings on US website and schematics say 9, like JDM Bantam MGL's claim).

The Scorpion MGL is different though, the Curado K has a 7 total system, which is the key most important locations, 2 on main shaft, 2 on pinion, 2 on spool, 1 anti-reverse. If the Scorpion has 8 total, I hope they added one to the levelwind rather than added 2 to the handle knobs (1 each) and removed the extra mainshaft bearing. If they did though, should be an easy addition from the Curado K to further smooth out the Scorpion MGL. I know it is minor, but it throws me off when the counts differ.

I know the Aldebaran reels are short a main shaft support bearing, but most new Shimano's have this covered, the Chronarch MGL, Metanium MGL, Bantam (JDM for sure, probably US model), and Curado K/DC.

Anyway someone would upload a schematic picture? That is what solved the issue for the most part on the Bantam MGL.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by fishballer06 » Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 am

From my best guess of reading Japanese, my box says there's 7 bearings. From the way the handle knobs turn, they feel like there's only bushings in there. As for the levelwind, I'm not sure on that on yet. I keep a pretty good stash of those bearings in the shop and I usually add them to all my reels whenever I get new ones.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by DirtyD64 » Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 am

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From my best guess of reading Japanese, my box says there's 7 bearings. From the way the handle knobs turn, they feel like there's only bushings in there. As for the levelwind, I'm not sure on that on yet. I keep a pretty good stash of those bearings in the shop and I usually add them to all my reels whenever I get new ones.
Thanks. If it has 7+1, they probably added one to the levelwind, normally the Scorpions are a slightly upgraded Curado. Also possible that the count is identical to the Curado K, and it was a simple misprint to list as 7+1 rather than 6+1. As long as a reel has bearings where the Curado K does, it covers the KEY locations. X-Ship should require 4 total on the pinion/spool, and it is nice to see Shimano add main shaft support for more and more reels. $100 range Daiwa's (not the junk CG series) have dual main shaft support, but I doubt they will add dual pinion support due to the design of their spool shaft on cheaper models.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 01, 2019 8:23 am

For those that have the K and the 19Scorpion, is there a significant difference in spool depth/capacity?
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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by Johnny A » Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 am

Looks to me, Shimano is a fan of Abu Revo big gear box styling. Imitation is the sincerity form of flattery.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 01, 2019 11:51 am

Johnny A wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 am
Looks to me, Shimano is a fan of Abu Revo big gear box styling. Imitation is the sincerity form of flattery.
Glad to see Im not the only one who looks at this reel and thinks "Revo Rocket". :lol:
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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by fishballer06 » Wed May 01, 2019 12:14 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 am
fishballer06 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 am
From my best guess of reading Japanese, my box says there's 7 bearings.
Thanks. If it has 7+1, they probably added one to the levelwind, normally the Scorpions are a slightly upgraded Curado. Also possible that the count is identical to the Curado K, and it was a simple misprint to list as 7+1 rather than 6+1. As long as a reel has bearings where the Curado K does, it covers the KEY locations. X-Ship should require 4 total on the pinion/spool, and it is nice to see Shimano add main shaft support for more and more reels.
My box just has some Japanese symbols in the spec section - and the one category says "7", so I'm guessing that's bearings.

One thing I was bummed about on this reel was the 84mm handle. Shimano seems to have gone standard to 90mm handles on all of their USDM reels.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 01, 2019 12:31 pm

fishballer06 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:14 pm
DirtyD64 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 am
fishballer06 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 am
From my best guess of reading Japanese, my box says there's 7 bearings.
Thanks. If it has 7+1, they probably added one to the levelwind, normally the Scorpions are a slightly upgraded Curado. Also possible that the count is identical to the Curado K, and it was a simple misprint to list as 7+1 rather than 6+1. As long as a reel has bearings where the Curado K does, it covers the KEY locations. X-Ship should require 4 total on the pinion/spool, and it is nice to see Shimano add main shaft support for more and more reels.
My box just has some Japanese symbols in the spec section - and the one category says "7", so I'm guessing that's bearings.

One thing I was bummed about on this reel was the 84mm handle. Shimano seems to have gone standard to 90mm handles on all of their USDM reels.
Its a JDM reel. Most JDM reels have smaller handles. Its for the "people" on that side of the world. Thats their trend.
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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by Johnny A » Wed May 01, 2019 4:04 pm

From the TackleTour 11/2004 review.

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewshimanoscorpion.html

This is from the 09/21/06 Tackle Tour Review

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewabugarciarevostx.html

Shimano Scorpion until discontinuation in 2009

https://japantackle.com/reel-archives/c ... -1000.html

Scorpion body style vs Revo body style.

Shimano had reel crush on Revo.

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by JBcrankaddict » Wed May 01, 2019 4:29 pm

Wow, the trolling is strong on this post. Members trying to get some good info out there and it leads to this Revo crap :doh:

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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by LgMouthGambler » Wed May 01, 2019 4:49 pm

JBcrankaddict wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 4:29 pm
Wow, the trolling is strong on this post. Members trying to get some good info out there and it leads to this Revo crap :doh:
Lighten up Francis. It's a bit of dry humor. Lol
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Re: '19 Scorpion MGL 150

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu May 02, 2019 12:49 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:31 pm
fishballer06 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 12:14 pm
DirtyD64 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 7:00 am
fishballer06 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 6:19 am
From my best guess of reading Japanese, my box says there's 7 bearings.
Thanks. If it has 7+1, they probably added one to the levelwind, normally the Scorpions are a slightly upgraded Curado. Also possible that the count is identical to the Curado K, and it was a simple misprint to list as 7+1 rather than 6+1. As long as a reel has bearings where the Curado K does, it covers the KEY locations. X-Ship should require 4 total on the pinion/spool, and it is nice to see Shimano add main shaft support for more and more reels.
My box just has some Japanese symbols in the spec section - and the one category says "7", so I'm guessing that's bearings.

One thing I was bummed about on this reel was the 84mm handle. Shimano seems to have gone standard to 90mm handles on all of their USDM reels.
Its a JDM reel. Most JDM reels have smaller handles. Its for the "people" on that side of the world. Thats their trend.
I think the XG model still gets the 90mm.

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