We're excited to have one of Shimano's top-end baitcasting reels on the store here at Nihon Fishing. The Metanium 150 has long been a firm favourite of bass anglers and enthusiasts, and for good reason: it's one of the finest low-profile reels on the market today.
There's a few things we're giddy about on the Metanium. We love the fact that its Magnumlite spool lowers inertia, improving your average cast distance by around 20%. At the same time, that same spool system makes the reel feel lighter in the hand and smoother when turning its handle.
Your usual premium Shimano staples are also included in the design, such as the rigid metal Hagane body and the MicroModule gearing system. You've also got the X-Ship and SVS Infinity braking system.
Our opinion: If you're looking to step up to the next tier of reels and want a fantastic all-rounder, you'll do well with the Metanium. As far as low-profile reels go it's about as good as it gets, and we've loved using it in a range of different conditions and locations. It handled them just fine. Shimano made, Shimano quality. What's not to love?
Specs for this reel:
- Series : Metanium
- Family Type : Low-Profile
- Ball Bearings : 10
- Roller Bearings : 1
- Maximum Drag (lb) : 11 (lb)
- Retrieve Per Crank Range (in) : 26-36
Package Dimensions: 5.8 x 5.2 x 3.5 inches