The Metanium MGL is a high-performance reel that is up there with the best, and has a price tag to match. It is about as smooth as a reel can get, as confirmed by just about every angler that has reviewed it across the web. Additionally, it is comfortable to fish and lightweight, making it the perfect "all-day" reel. Not to mention, it just looks so good on any rod.
The Metanium casts an absolute mile thanks to its MGL III spool and easy-to-adjust SVS Infinity braking system. Want a baitcaster that can cast featherlight lures? You are going to struggle to beat this one. The only consistent complaint from some anglers is that the 11lb max drag is a little underpowered for a reel of this price. The most common use for this reel however is for lighter presentations, anglers using it for this use-case have no issue with the drag at all.
The Metanium MGL is kind of like the Ferrari of Shimano baitcasters. Will using a baitcaster that provides optimal smoothness, comfort and build quality put more fish in the boat? Probably no more so than some of the other high-mid range options on the market. But one thing is for sure, its going to feel great fishing with it, and there is a lot to be said for that!
Did we mention that it looks so good it is basically a work of art?