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Used Very Good Condition Shimano Metanium 13 or New Curado MGL 70?

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Bretts_daddy

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As the title suggests, which would you choose if the price were the same ($230)?
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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
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Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.
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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
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As the title suggests, which would you choose if the price were the same ($230)?
That is a simple one. Id choose both. I mean if you really cant decide what one, the only real solution to fix the problem where you don't have second thoughts after buying one or the other is to buy both.  ;D.

I mean its just money. You cant take it with you when ya pass away so might as well spend it.  lo

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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
I'm going for versatility as well...don't want to be pigeon-holed into a specific technique.
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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
I'm going for versatility as well...don't want to be pigeon-holed into a specific technique.

In that case, do what Steve said and buy all three.
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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
I'm going for versatility as well...don't want to be pigeon-holed into a specific technique.

In that case, do what Steve said and buy all three.
Yeah, thatís not happening...a decision must be made and only 1 reel purchased!
The only stupid question is the one you don't ask!

No matter how much we know about fishing there is always more to learn!

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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
I'm going for versatility as well...don't want to be pigeon-holed into a specific technique.

In that case, do what Steve said and buy all three.
Yeah, thatís not happening...a decision must be made and only 1 reel purchased!
Oh sure it can. Heck any credit union will loan a grand on just about your signature.  lo

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What are you trying to do with these reels? I own both and they both serve a VERY different purpose.
Well,,probably looking for something to throw trigs, shakes heads, jigs etc. which Iím thinking the Curado MGL would be better suited but if the value of the Metanium is too good I might get that and find another of my reels for the trigs etc. On a side note I just found a gently used new version Chronarch MGL for around $200.

The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
I'm going for versatility as well...don't want to be pigeon-holed into a specific technique.

In that case, do what Steve said and buy all three.
Yeah, thatís not happening...a decision must be made and only 1 reel purchased!
3 new reels seems like a good use of a Stimmy check!

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Guys, this isnít helping!!!
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The Curado 70 MGL is small spooled, fairly finesse based, and meant for shorter distance casting. In this aspect, it excels. I bought mine for short range flipping/pitching/light punching. It fills that role perfectly.

The 13 Metanium is probably my favorite all around reel of all time. Those things will bomb lures like no tomorrow with little effort. I wish I had a few more of them.

The Chronarch MGL is also another favorite of mine. I've owned 4 and I'm down to 3 now. Another excellent long distance caster that is buttery smooth.

If you're trying to throw light T-Rigs and Shakeyheads, I'd go with the 70 MGL.
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Bretts_daddy

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Decision made! I ended up going with the nearly new 2020 Chronarch MGL for $200. They just seem like a reel that can do just about anything well and versatility is a good thing to have  ;D.
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Honestly, you can't go wrong with any Shimano at this point.

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