Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

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Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Mon May 07, 2018 9:25 pm

New JDM bfs reel.
Aboslutely love my calcutta conquest and thinking about trying this next but cannot imagine it can compare?
Looking for a reel as smooth as the calcutta but with lower profile.
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby NHBull » Sat May 12, 2018 6:04 pm

I too am in love with the conquest and think it would be tough to beat. That said, a buddy with the Aldebaran says that they are very close. His words......” make your decision based on feel in hand”. The conquest wins when considering large swimbaits or crankbaits
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby Cal » Sat May 12, 2018 7:14 pm

Fishing the Aldebaran MGL now... it's a nice reel but it is not a low profile version of the Conquest.

That distinction goes to Antares.
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sat May 12, 2018 9:12 pm

Cal wrote:Fishing the Aldebaran MGL now... it's a nice reel but it is not a low profile version of the Conquest.

That distinction goes to Antares.


Perhaps I should take a look at the Antares. After using the Calcuttla Conquest BFS Hg all my other reels feel geary.........
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun May 13, 2018 9:26 am

1nutinthewater wrote:
Cal wrote:Fishing the Aldebaran MGL now... it's a nice reel but it is not a low profile version of the Conquest.

That distinction goes to Antares.


Perhaps I should take a look at the Antares. After using the Calcuttla Conquest BFS Hg all my other reels feel geary.........


Coming from a Daiwa guy, the Antares is my favorite cranking reel. Casts far and is super smooth.
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby Cal » Sun May 13, 2018 11:03 am

ccass wrote:Coming from a Daiwa guy, the Antares is my favorite cranking reel. Casts far and is super smooth.


You need to try the new Ryoga ;)
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Sun May 13, 2018 3:21 pm

Cal wrote:
ccass wrote:Coming from a Daiwa guy, the Antares is my favorite cranking reel. Casts far and is super smooth.


You need to try the new Ryoga ;)


Does it cast farther?
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:51 am

Soooo if i am seeking a low profile reel with the smoothness of the conquest does anyone that has owned numerous bfs reels have any recommendations?
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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby mrpao » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:05 am

When is comes to smoothness, the Conquest has always been in a league of its own.
I have both the Conquest 100 and the Alde MGL.
The Alde MGL fishes about the same as the regular model Alde. I think the casting maybe slightly easier due to the new spool. On the retrieve it fills the same as the regular Alde that it is replacing.

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Re: Anyone tried the Aldebaran MGL?

Postby 1nutinthewater » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:51 am

Thanks for the input- Maybe i should just get another conquest! Absolutely love the smooth, liquid feel of it just looking for the same in a low profile. Even the chronarch mgl feels like a pencil sharpener in comparison.
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