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I'm in a debate on a 15 Met DC HG or a 16 Met MGL HG? I can't decide between the two. Any advice? 

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Have you fished a DC reel before? The biggest draw is the sound and the unique breaking adjustments. I don't have the Met DC as it never really intrigued me. There is a video on YouTube that documents casting distance of the Met MGL, 13 Met, and Met DC with various baits. For all baits but the most heaviest which I believe was over 1.25 ounces, the Met MGL out casted the others. It outcasted the others between 5 - 12%.

The JDM Met MGL has a slightly shallower spool than the USDM Met MGL which is being released in the states now since I-Cast has ended at $419 a reel. Take that into consideration if you are worried about line capacity.

I have used my JDM Met MGL a few times already. I can honestly say it is pretty unbelievable. The breaking system is both user friendly and highly adjustable. I can out distance my older Shimano VBS reels by using 3 breaks in the "on" position" and 1 turned off. The distance is great and I can't get it to backlash no matter how hard I want to throw it. At this point I haven't tried to do 2 on and 2 off but I am sure the distance would be even greater though requiring a bit more thumb. The reel is far superior to the 13 Met for casting distance, smoothness, and looks IMO.

So, if it was my decision I would by the 16 Met MGL if I was after casting distance, smoothness, the ability to cast 1/8 oz baits up to 1 oz.

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Thanks Kicker. I've never fished a DC before, but I have always been intrigued by it.  I saw that the MGL 16 is out for less money than the DC by a lot. I saw that LakeForkGuy just got his and he's very happy with his MGL. This is the one that I will get then. Thanks again. 

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PM sent with a few more pieces of info. Anytime I try to link something or a video here it never works or gets deleted.:ph34r:

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