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MGXtreme2 Size vs. Aldebaran?

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Trying to decide whether to get an MGXtreme2? Or another Aldebaran? The problem is, I've never actually seen an MGXtreme in person.

 

Does anyone who's held or fished both know if the mgx is as small? As easy to palm? And does it sit as low on the rod?

 

I am only concerned with size. I need whichever is smallest and sits lowest on the rod. 

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It pretty small but if I was In the market I would get the Steez CT from Japan.  Guys are raving about that thing and selling off absolute gems to fund the purchase. 

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I don't own an MGXtreme2, but I won both an "regular" MGX and an Aldebaran.  I also own an an AbuGarcia LTX.

 

Abu doesn't really change their size or shape much...if you like it, you like it...I like it, and have several.

 

Shimano seems to have more varibility in the external shape/size.  I have a Calais DC, a few Curados, the Aldebaran and a coupe others...I like them, too.

 

I don't see much real difference in performance.

 

If I was pinned down, I'd say the MGX sits lower, but the Aldebaran "feels" smaller...though I don't know that objective measurement supports that.  The Aldebaran is certainly narrower towards the front of th ereel, if tha tmakes any difference.

 

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4 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

It pretty small but if I was In the market I would get the Steez CT from Japan.  Guys are raving about that thing and selling off absolute gems to fund the purchase. 

That's heavy-ish compared to the LTX and MGX...almost an ounce more...~18%...but weight isn't everything...how it balances your rig, and how a reel casts for you is much more important.

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10 minutes ago, Further North said:

That's heavy-ish compared to the LTX and MGX...almost an ounce more...~18%...but weight isn't everything...how it balances your rig, and how a reel casts for you is much more important.

5.3 oz is still crazy light weight.  It's as small as the Aldebaran too.  Guys are selling off those reels to pick up the Steez CT if that tells you anything.  

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4 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

5.3 oz is still crazy light weight.  It's as small as the Aldebaran too.  Guys are selling off those reels to pick up the Steez CT if that tells you anything.  

Yep.  There is such a thing as too light.  Happens all the time with shotguns.  Not one person in 20 can shoot a sub 6 pound shotgun well...but lots of people think they like them...

 

...but guys selling one thing to buy another doesn't tell us anything.  they're convinced whatever is new is better than what they have and they've gotta have it...

 

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@BaitFinesse I think Steez is freshwater only, so I’m not sure. Plus the $$$ - but that is definitely a sweet super small reel. It’s about time the trend started toward very small. EDIT: Nope—it says salt resistant.

 

 @Further North I think what you’re talking about in how they feel is wideness. The abus are wider than Shimano. That’s my concern. Supposedly the mgxtreme is “smaller” but I can’t tell how much compared to other similar abus.

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2 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

@BaitFinesse I think Steez is freshwater only, so I’m not sure. Plus the $$$ - but that is definitely a sweet super small reel. It’s about time the trend started towared very small.

 

 @Further North I think what you’re talking about in how they feel is wideness. The abus are wider than Shimano. That’s my concern. Supposedly the mgxtreme is “smaller” but I can’t tell how much compared to other similar abus.

All 3 are magnesium reels.  Magnesium reels should not be used in the salt.

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11 minutes ago, BaitFinesse said:

All 3 are magnesium reels.  Magnesium reels should not be used in the salt.

It can if it’s meant for salt. Japan tackle says “Improved salt-resitance”

 

But with such a small spool and the weight I’ll be throwing, I’ll cast to the end of the spool. I need a 50 size spool. With 20lb braid.

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3 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

  @Further North I think what you’re talking about in how they feel is wideness. The abus are wider than Shimano. That’s my concern. Supposedly the mgxtreme is “smaller” but I can’t tell how much compared to other similar abus.

Could be.  I'm not terribly sensitive to things like that; I'm pretty adaptable.

 

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Just now, Further North said:

Could be.  I'm not terribly sensitive to things like that; I'm pretty adaptable.

 

I have larger than average palms and small fingers, so I am sensitive to these things.

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1 minute ago, CrankFate said:

I have larger than average palms and small fingers, so I am sensitive to these things.

I wear an XXL glove, when I can find them...you'd think that'd mean I'd like a certain size reel, but it doesn't.

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Just now, Further North said:

I wear an XXL glove, when I can find them...you'd think that'd mean I'd like a certain size reel, but it doesn't.

I can’t palm most BC reels on most rods.

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7 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

It can if it’s meant for salt. Japan tackle says “Improved salt-resitance”

Various greases and maintenance help to reduce the corrosion but it still will occur to both magnesium and aluminum reels.  It is particularly bad with magnesium reels and the best action it to limit the amount of use a magnesium reel spends in a saltwater environment.  

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12 hours ago, CrankFate said:

I can’t palm most BC reels on most rods.

I am a big Revo fan and I only fish with my Revo MGX and Gen 1 MGxtreme. Both reels are very light. Cast extremely well. In my opinion, the MGXtreme is slightly smaller than the Revo MGX. If you want some pics or need some dimensions, PM me and I would be more than happy to help you out. You won't be disappointed if you get the MGXtreme.

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I would compare the size of my MGEXTREME 2 with my Aldebaran BFS. 

 

4 hours ago, cadman said:

I am a big Revo fan and I only fish with my Revo MGX and Gen 1 MGxtreme. Both reels are very light. Cast extremely well. In my opinion, the MGXtreme is slightly smaller than the Revo MGX. If you want some pics or need some dimensions, PM me and I would be more than happy to help you out. You won't be disappointed if you get the MGXtreme.

What are you using your MGEXTREME for?

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22 minutes ago, freelancer27 said:

I would compare the size of my MGEXTREME 2 with my Aldebaran BFS. 

 

What are you using your MGEXTREME for?

Freelancer if you remember, I bought the MGXtreme from you last year. I use it for all of my 1/8 oz and 3/16 oz jigs I toss. Between the MGXtreme and the MGX I have all of my bases covered.

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7 minutes ago, cadman said:

Freelancer if you remember, I bought the MGXtreme from you last year. I use it for all of my 1/8 oz and 3/16 oz jigs I toss. Between the MGXtreme and the MGX I have all of my bases covered.

Oh lol. That is true. I bought another one and I am not exactly sure where to best put it. ;)

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1 hour ago, freelancer27 said:

Oh lol. That is true. I bought another one and I am not exactly sure where to best put it. ;)

On my rod...?

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