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I've been looking at the shimano metanium recently, and I've noticed that there are a lot of models. does anyone know what the differences are between them?

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I've been looking at them a lot to for a while now, a long wile i don't really know much  one is a 100 size the other is 150 I think and the older version has a chip ? other than  that I will continue to look at them, probably for another long wile.

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The "Metanium" name goes back nearly 20 years and includes the discontinued models of Metanium XT, MG, MG7 that ran from about 1997 to 2012. There was an earlier Metanium DC (digital control), also now discontinued, that ran from around 2008 to 2014.

The current Metanium platform began with the 2013 model (aka "Metanium 13"). The Met 13 was superseded just this year by the Metanium MGL (aka "Metanium 16"). Also in the lineup, starting in 2015, is the new-generation Metanium DC - based on the Met 13 platform.

So, for current, new, production models, you have the Met MGL/16, and the Met DC/15. Both of these reels are available in several gear ratios (6.2, 7.4, 8.5) and in RH and LH models.

Both of the current models are the same physical size - Shimano labels them as "150" size.

This is a photo of the Met 13 and Met DC:

Met DC - Met Pair.JPG

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6 minutes ago, Goose52 said:

The "Metanium" name goes back nearly 20 years and includes the discontinued models of Metanium XT, MG, MG7 that ran from about 1997 to 2012. There was an earlier Metanium DC (digital control), also now discontinued, that ran from around 2008 to 2014.

The current Metanium platform began with the 2013 model (aka "Metanium 13"). The Met 13 was superseded just this year by the Metanium MCL (aka "Metanium 16"). Also in the lineup, starting in 2015, is the new-generation Metanium DC - based on the Met 13 platform.

So, for current, new, production models, you have the Met MCL/16, and the Met DC/15. Both of these reels are available in several gear ratios (6.2, 7.4, 8.5) and in RH and LH models.

Both of the current models are the same physical size - Shimano labels them as "150" size.

This is a photo of the Met 13 and Met DC:

Met DC - Met Pair.JPG

Nice Goose ~

And you know somechit about them Metaniums . . . . .

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Goose52 hit on all the major points. Seems to be fans of all 3 models. There will be subtle differences but if casting distance is your on goal the MGL is the winner. Coolness and fun factor to the DC.

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26 minutes ago, FrankN209 said:

@Goose52

So which one do you prefer? The DC or the MGL? 

I have 3 Mets - the Met 13, Met 16 (MGL), and the Met DC. I don't prefer one over the others - they are just different tools in the tool box. 

I personally don't see any practical difference on the water between the Met 13 and the 16/MGL. BUT, since the JDM MGL has somewhat less line capacity than the Met 13, I had to rematch the reels to rods based on that line capacity. Since the Met 13 has the higher line capacity, I moved it over to an NRX 894C and run 18lb flouro on that. The MGL ended up on the NRX 893C (taking the place of the Met 13) and it has 14lb flouro on it.

The Met DC? It's the jack-of-all trades, all wind conditions, always in the boat tool that is mounted on a Loomis Edge 705-1 and used for all sorts of stuff...:lol:

Just tools...

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It is my understanding that the USDM version of the MGL has a deeper spool than the JDM version and was given the 150 size classification. The reels are the exact same size.

 Not sure if the USDM 13Met and the MetDC have deeper spools or not.

 

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