Shimano METMGL150XGB Metanium MGL B Baitcasting Reel

Shimano METMGL150XGB Metanium MGL B Baitcasting Reel

New for 2020, the Metanium has been reimagined featuring a never before seen Magnesium CoreSolid Body construction.

Price: $439.99
TD Code
RetrieveGear RatioLine Retrieve Per CrankMono Capacity
(lb test/yds)
Braid Capacity
(lb test/yds)
BearingsMax DragWeightPrice
Right Hand8.1:134in10/120
10+111lb6.3oz$439.99 USD

Re-engineered for 2020, the Shimano Metanium MGL B Baitcasting Reels utilize never before seen technologies to achieve the pinnacle in baitcasting reel performance. The newest iteration of the renowned Metanium line of reels boasts a cutting edge body design that easily cements it as the most advanced Metanium to date. Featuring a revolutionary single-piece Magnesium CoreSolid Body, the Metanium MGL B takes strength and rigidity to heights previously unreached by low-profile reels. The CoreSolid Body design enhances sensitivity by more efficiently facilitating the transmission of vibrations to the angler's hands, giving them more opportunity to pick up on even the most subtle tick and bump of their lure, even on slack line. The magnesium frame material is extremely lightweight and offers superior corrosion resistance in freshwater environments. Housed within the single-piece frame is an all-new MicroModule main gear system cut from solid brass, which is a significant upgrade over the previous generation’s aluminum gear. Crafted from a much harder and stronger metal, these new gears provide longer lasting, reliable performance with the unparalleled smoothness anglers have come to expect from Shimano's fine toothed MicroModule Gear. For the ultimate experience in precision, long distance casting, the Metanium MGL B is fitted with an MGL III Spool. These ultra-lightweight, high velocity spools reduce spool inertia by 17% compared to the previous generation, allowing for superior casting distance with lighter lures that are notoriously more difficult to cast. Difficult casting scenarios such as skipping jigs under docks or casting light baits into the wind will become easier with the MGL III spool, as the lower spool inertia allows the SVS Infinity braking system a wider range of adjustability for maximum control with all ranges of lures. With a full line-up of proprietary Shimano technologies, the Shimano Metanium MGL B represents the pinnacle in baitcasting reel performance.

Shimano Technology Found In Metantium MGL B Baitcasting Reels:

  • Micro Module Gear - State-of-the-art gear design makes use of smaller gear teeth and more of them, which results in a more efficient gear train and much smoother retrieve.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to its stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An angler’s actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. It’s efficiency through strength.
  • MGL Spool - Lightweight spool design significantly reduces the moment of inertia, allowing the angler to experience greater casting distance and accuracy with a wide variety of lures.
  • Shimano Stable Spool Design (S3D) - S3D Technology utilizes a balanced and uniform thin wall aluminum spool to significantly reduce spool vibration and increase smoothness when casting and retrieving.
  • Silent Tune - By applying slight pressure to the bearing supporting the spool, Silent Tune reduces spool vibration during the cast which results in quieter casting and smoother spool rotation with less play.
  • Cross Carbon Drag - Allows for a wider range of drag settings, enhanced drag washer durability, and the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
  • SVS Infinity - Provides easy to manage, consistent spool control and brake force that is easily adjusted as conditions change. Brake weights use inner friction against the raceway during the cast for precision casting even when using lighter lures. The external adjustment knob provides quick, precise adjustments on the fly for when conditions or baits change.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimano’s A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearing’s rotation.
  • Super Free Spool - SFS was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. The pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing, which keeps the gear in perfect alignment with the spool shaft to eliminate friction for longer casts and smoother operation.
  • Core Solid Body - Core Solid Body combines the side Plate, levelwind guard, and frame into one solid piece. This is the first of its design in a low-profile baitcasting reel and eliminates frame flex, which provides an unprecedented feeling of rigidity and sensitivity.
5 Stars based on 8 reviews
By Rasack
Middletown, NY
Best baitcaster
March 20, 2022
Good looking reel and silky smooth
By Rasack
Middletown, NY
Best reel ever
February 12, 2022
This is the best reel Ive ever owned. It is super smooth and light
By Philip
Pleasantville, P.A.
Metanium MGL B HG version
February 10, 2022
Purchased the HG version and it's handled everything I've thrown at it except pitching/flipping heavy cover. Almost as smooth as my Antares and casts just as well.
  • Casting distance, light weight and smooth and strong enough drag for most applications.
  • Even when star drag is all the way backed off there's still a couple pounds of drag left. Not a big deal IMO.
By michael o.
Awesome Company..
January 11, 2022
best reel i ever bought...
By Jim M.
Works as advertised
August 31, 2021
I was skeptical about spending the money on this reel. Not anymore, best investment made on a reel ever. Works exactly as advertised. Am looking at purchasing another in the near future,
Great product,
  • Smooth, great braking system..
  • None yet.
By Mathew
Smoothest reel I’ve ever handled
August 2, 2021
This reel has a very smooth action. The cast distance is amazing with just a flick of the wrist with very little effort. The new brass gear this reel has is very durable and will last a very long time. Very lightweight with the solid Magnesium body.
By Rick G.
Overland Park, KS
Metanium MGL B
February 19, 2021
I've been using Shimano reels forever. Several Calcutta's, the original Chronarch A, etc. I also had the 2016 version of the Metanium MGL. I bought this new version METMGL150HGB, last summer. I gave away the other older reels and bought a second one of this new version a few weeks ago. Nothing compares. I love it.
  • Best braking and casting control ever. Sleek, lightweight, and so smooth.
  • They ain't cheap.
By Trey
Houston, TX
June 11, 2020
Shimano Metanium MGL 151B is amazing. Have older Metanium MGLs, Aldebarin, Chronarchs, Antaris, Corados. This reel is by far the best of them all. If you are thinking about getting one, do!

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