Shimano Aldebaran MGL Low-Profile Casting Reel
Shimano Aldebaran MGL Low-Profile Casting Reels are the lightest in Shimano's lineup and certainly the most comfortable. These awesome reels feature an ultra-lightweight MGL spool allowing anglers to cast a wider variety of lures with greater distance and accuracy. The C14+ body and cross carbon drag make this reel as light and smooth as silk. If you are looking for the best in a baitcasting reel, then Shimano is where it's at!
- The ultimate in lightweight design.
- Cross Carbon Drag
- This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance ever.
- HAGANE Body
- The HAGANE Body is a metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and impact resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms the angler's actions directly into cranking power. It's efficiency through strength.
- MGL Spool
- The new, light weight Magnumlight (MGL) spool design, significantly reduces the moment of inertia, allowing anglers to experience greater casting distance and accuracy with a wider variety of lures.
- S A-RB
- These bearings have been through the same process as Shimano's A-RB bearings, but feature shields on both sides of the bearings that reduce the possibility of salt or sand inhibiting the bearing's rotation.
- Silent Tune
- By applying a slight pressure to the bearing holding the spool, it reduces the vibration of the bearing during high speed rotation. This realizes further quietness improvement during casting. Rise of spool rotation has become even smoother.
- X-SHIP provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.
Ratings & Reviews
Smooth Durable Light
What a smooth lightweight reel. I have used it over a couple hundred hours and still have no complaints. I use it with an E6X and dropped the rod and reel into the lake at night and found to my delight that they float thanks to the cork handle on the GL and the light weight of the reel. Worth the price if you fish a lot.
Yup, it's worth it...
This is an outstanding reel! When combined with a lightweight rod, the difference at the end of a long day of casting is significant! No fatigue whatsoever! Don't underestimate what a 5-7 oz savings in weight can mean! The reel is light and smooth and the smaller profile is easy to hold on to when reeling in larger fish...