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Shimano Scorpion MGL
« on: April 25, 2019, 08:48:30 AM »

Now available for sale. Some retailers are at $217 shipped from Japan.

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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2019, 07:42:53 AM »

intriguing, what makes it worth buying for that price?
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2019, 08:02:32 AM »

intriguing, what makes it worth buying for that price?


JDM reel for one.  lo  Better quality spool bearings, MGL spool, better paint job/coloring. Just a few things you get with a JDM reel vs a USDM reel. I definitely think its a better deal than paying $200 for the Curado K.
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2019, 02:54:27 PM »

You can get Ks for $150 on EBay; I just bought one


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 03:45:37 PM »

You can get Ks for $150 on EBay; I just bought one


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Even a $67 price difference, id take the Scorpion MGL. But thats just me.  lo
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 03:48:24 PM »

I considered ďmoving upĒ but since it wasnít broke I decided not to fix it and stay with the Curado.

Not sure bass like pink reels anyway

Oh and this will be my first left handed reel

The only thing about the K Iím not thrilled with is the 4 brakes; I prefer the older 6 brake system


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 04:02:03 PM »

I considered ďmoving upĒ but since it wasnít broke I decided not to fix it and stay with the Curado.

Not sure bass like pink reels anyway

Oh and this will be my first left handed reel


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Lol. The reel is actually red, but yeah, it kinda looks pink in the picture. Honestly, would you really notice that much of a difference? Probably not, but Im an enthusiast with reels, and looks can make or break my decision with a reel. For instance, the SLX I have Im OK with the looks since the price was right, and I tuned it to my liking. Under $100 total including the reel, and will outperform a Curado K in stock form.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2019, 04:09:14 PM »

I seriously considered the Chronarch MGL but since this was my first left handed I stayed with the K.....price and familiarity with the reel made the decision pretty easy.  IF I end up preferring left handed models then Iíll move up in quality as I need to replace my current ones. Iím going to use this one for flipping, frogs and A rigs.

If Iím catching fish I donít care what color anything is


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2019, 04:18:09 PM »

I seriously considered the Chronarch MGL but since this was my first left handed I stayed with the K.....price and familiarity with the reel made the decision pretty easy.  IF I end up preferring left handed models then Iíll move up in quality as I need to replace my current ones. Iím going to use this one for flipping, frogs and A rigs.

If Iím catching fish I donít care what color anything is


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You are better off with a aluminum framed reel, rather than a composite reel anyways. Not all the time does cost mean better. You have to look into the details.
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 04:20:52 PM »

I looked at the G model too


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2019, 04:27:31 PM »

I looked at the G model too


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Still composite. And, Metanium has aluminum gears, that will get noisy with hard use. Really, if you are gonna go for a higher end Shimano, the Bantam MGL might be the best option as far as build. Otherwise, no matter how you look at it, its hard to beat the Curado/Citica for the money and overall build/performance.
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2019, 04:31:24 PM »

Bantam MGL
I will definitely keep that in mind and thereís always the DC model too but I havenít heard any real feedback on that one yet


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2019, 04:34:58 PM »

I will definitely keep that in mind and thereís always the DC model too but I havenít heard any real feedback on that one yet


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Meh. I've been through DC reels. Again, the cost ain't worth it, to me any ways. Unless you are a newbie that has a hard time with casting, I dont see the advantage. Now, if we were talking a real DC Shimano (true JDM DC) like the ole Antares DC, then maybe.

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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2019, 04:37:01 PM »

Kinda my thoughts on WHY the DC was built. I really prefer the older 6 brake system vs the new 4 brake


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2019, 04:39:33 PM »

Kinda my thoughts on WHY the DC was built. I really prefer the older 6 brake system vs the new 4 brake


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Me too. Also another reason I like the SLX. It's a modernized version of the VBS.

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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2019, 04:40:10 PM »

Interesting


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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2019, 04:43:34 PM »

Interesting


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Try one. You'll be amazed. It's small like the ole 50E reels. To me, it's like if they brought back the 50 reel, the SLX would be it. Coming from someone who uses high end Daiwa and Shimano reels, that thing is one of my most favorite to use.

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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »

Iím a Shimano only guy; they just sit in my hand right.  If I go all left handed Iíll re-engage this conversation with you


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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2019, 08:01:33 AM »

I ordered mine and it shipped out early last week. Can't wait to get it. This platform with an MGL spool should cast like a champ.
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 08:05:10 AM »

I ordered mine and it shipped out early last week. Can't wait to get it. This platform with an MGL spool should cast like a champ.

Cant wait to hear of what you think. This may be a model that pushes me to buy a K series. Of course, it wont be for quite some time.
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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 09:27:06 AM »

I thank y'all just need to send them over here for a test drive!  ;D
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« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 09:32:51 AM »

I thank y'all just need to send them over here for a test drive!  ;D

Definitely not a reel for you.  lo
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« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2019, 10:30:44 AM »

Definitely not a reel for you.  lo

Wut you tryin' to say?  I'm easy on my equipment!  ;D  ~roflmao
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 08:35:11 AM »

I got mine in yesterday. Man is this thing sweet. Feels just like my Metanium and Chronarch MGL's when I turn the handle. The red is a nice dark red with a shiny dark titanium accents with some red metal flakes in it. The tension control knob even has a scorpion etched into it. I can't wait to get it out on the water. I'm sure I'll be ordering more of these.

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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »

That things pretty sweet looking. Any way to tell me if that has a one or two piece thumb bar?
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« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2019, 09:48:55 AM »

That things pretty sweet looking. Any way to tell me if that has a one or two piece thumb bar?

I can see a screw on the clutch bar if I look down inside the opening for the spool. But I'm no expert on the mechanics of reels, hence why I pay someone else to maintain mine.
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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 07:55:55 PM »

Any chance you can verify what the levelwind shaft is made of? Is it plastic? Does it look black? How about the pawl? What material is it?

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Re: Shimano Scorpion MGL
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2019, 10:09:07 AM »

How do you guys think this reel would perform for finesse applications? Weightless trick worms and flukes? Things like that

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2019, 08:20:04 PM »

How do you guys think this reel would perform for finesse applications? Weightless trick worms and flukes? Things like that

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The spool is said to be almost 2 grams lighter. That's a good difference, but is the spool designed to go lighter than say 1/4oz or 7 grams? That's yet to be proven, and until it is, we cant say. A lot can also depend on the person using the combo, and the right line and rod to do it with? I would guess it could be done.

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