Magnesium frame and handle-side plate
SVS Infinity braking system manages casts
Escape Hatch allows easy interior access
MET XG handle with PV power grips
Dartanium 2 drag washers
Super-lightweight and incredibly powerful, the Metanium Baitcast reel from Shimano provides the ultimate in smooth performance for the hardcore tournament angler. The Metanium uses a combination of magnesium, carbon, and aluminum to put performance and power in your hands. The Micro Module gearing system utilizes a large number of smaller, finer cogs, precisely machined to provide a smoothness that almost seems organic rather than mechanical. Topped off with Shimano's proven X-Ship system, the Metanium is the smoothest, most stable baitcaster ever.
With a magnesium frame and handle-side plate, a carbon onside plate and hardened aluminum drive gear, weight is driven down to only 6.0 oz. The Escape Hatch release allows you to access the interior of the sideplate for cleaning and adjustments. The cast is managed perfectly by the SVS Infinity braking system, with the adjustment dial located on the front bottom of the reel's left sideplate for easier one-handed adjustment. Other benefits include 9 S A-RB bearings plus a roller bearing, Dartanium 2 drag washers, a tapered line guide, Super Stopper anti-reverse, and an MET XG handle with PV power grips.