Metanium worth the extra cost?

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Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby Matt_3479 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:08 pm

I picked up a couple rods and have yet to purchase reels dedicated for them. I grabbed a glx 894 and a glx 852. I paired them with chronarch mgl’s which I love these reels and was going pick up 2 more to throw on the rods I took these reels off (just couldn’t wait to get the reels as I wanted to fish the rods lol). Got thinking maybe I should try a metanium but I hear from a lot of people for the price increase over the chronarch the benefits are small. Wicked reel but for 200 less so is the chronarch mgl. What’s your thoughts?

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby DirtyD64 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:07 pm

Matt_3479 wrote:I picked up a couple rods and have yet to purchase reels dedicated for them. I grabbed a glx 894 and a glx 852. I paired them with chronarch mgl’s which I love these reels and was going pick up 2 more to throw on the rods I took these reels off (just couldn’t wait to get the reels as I wanted to fish the rods lol). Got thinking maybe I should try a metanium but I hear from a lot of people for the price increase over the chronarch the benefits are small. Wicked reel but for 200 less so is the chronarch mgl. What’s your thoughts?


People complain of the gears on Metanium MGL's going out. Anyone I know has never had this happen, but I don't know many people with that reel. My Chronarch has been extremely solid and is by far one of my favorite reels. JDM the Metanium MGL can be had for under $300 at times, with the lowest I have seen at around $285 depending on currency exchange. US price versus US price though I personally feel the Chronarch MGL crushes the Metanium for value/performance.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby stingray23 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:01 am

I have several 2013 Metaniums and I love them. Mine are not geary at all. Smooth, light and can cast a mile.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:25 am

I'm all Metanium here :big grin:

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:28 pm

That is why I definitely didn't hate on the Met-MGL. Just wanted to let them know that some have brought forward that issue as a possible negative. Even if it were to happen, the Curado K brass gears work. If the JDM sites keep the Metanium prices good that might be my next reel if nothing else comes out...

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby Matt_3479 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:22 pm

Would the metanium mgl make a better finesse reel for my glx 852c to throw weightless senko’s, finesse jigs, shakey head and such. Or would it make a better jig reel for throwing 3/8oz-1/2oz jigs with trailers on my glx 894c?

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:31 pm

Matt_3479 wrote:Would the metanium mgl make a better finesse reel for my glx 852c to throw weightless senko’s, finesse jigs, shakey head and such. Or would it make a better jig reel for throwing 3/8oz-1/2oz jigs with trailers on my glx 894c?


Both.

I use my Met 13 for lighter stuff and my Met MGL for 3/8 and up, but it will do both without a issue.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby Matt_3479 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:29 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Matt_3479 wrote:Would the metanium mgl make a better finesse reel for my glx 852c to throw weightless senko’s, finesse jigs, shakey head and such. Or would it make a better jig reel for throwing 3/8oz-1/2oz jigs with trailers on my glx 894c?


Both.

I use my Met 13 for lighter stuff and my Met MGL for 3/8 and up, but it will do both without a issue.


How do you like the met 13 compared to your mgl or chronarch mgl? I looking st getting a met mgl but see a bunch of 13 Mets for good prices? Are they still worth going after or is it better to just chase the met mgl and chronarch mgl

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:36 pm

I don't prefer one Metanium over the other Metanium.

Basically take you pic, they are both awesome.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby DavidSA » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:40 pm

I'm a 30# braid guy most of the time. I find the MetMGL will outcast my tuned 13mets with a 1/4oz total weight rig. I tend to use my MetMGL for shakey head and favorite plastics. Use my 13Met's for all other bottom bouncing. All work well I just like the MGL.

My last cleaning showed several teeth torn off my 13Met gear. Tuner thought it was because of braid. Reels are smooth but I know I have 2 gears to replace at next annual full cleaning.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby wilddog66 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm

DavidSA wrote:
My last cleaning showed several teeth torn off my 13Met gear. Tuner thought it was because of braid. Reels are smooth but I know I have 2 gears to replace at next annual full cleaning.


David, was that with the aluminum or brass main gear?

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby DavidSA » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:07 pm

original Alum

my best guess is I can break teeth and apparently bent the spool using straight braid. I keep drag relatively light but I know I sometimes snap 30# line on the hookset regardless.

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Re: Metanium worth the extra cost?

Postby DavidSA » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:09 pm

by the way to original post- I only own the old Chronarch CI4. I prefer it for moving baits and frogs to my Mets. Mets shine to me on bottom bouncing.


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