The Metanium is a stunning baitcasting reel that sits towards the top of the Shimano range and makes full use of a magnesium Core Solid frame to reduce weight and increase rigidity. It also features the advanced MGL Spool for improved casting performance.
If you are an angler that puts a premium on low weight, the unique feel that only magnesium bodied reels offer, or casting performance across all lure weights, then the new Metanium is worth the price. Although light in weight, the Core Solid frame feels remarkably strong and assured in use, giving you an increased feeling that this reel can take on any challenge. That said, the MGL III Spool and SVS infinity braking technology really come into their own with medium and lightweight lures, where the low force required to spin the spool can be fully appreciated.
The Metanium is undoubtedly a premium reel and fully exploits the latest technology and lightweight metal construction. Internally the high end Micromodule drive gear and X-SHIP deliver ultra smooth, yet deceptively powerful cranking when put under pressure. And casting is enhanced through the use of the latest MGL III spool, which needs only a breath of force to get it turning. Perfect for a wide range of lines and lure weights, the Metanium gives you the versatility to use lures towards the finesse range of the spectrum, whilst having the solidity to clip on something larger and launch it to the horizon.