Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 Baitcasting Reels

$419.99
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Features:

  • The Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 Baitcasting Reel is the lightest casting reel in the Shimano lineup (4.8 ounces).
  • 10-bearing drag system (9BB + 1RB) with a maximum of 10 lbs of drag.
  • Magnumlite Spool to lower the moment of inertia and to improve the casting distance by up to 20%.
  • Hagane Body for a strong, lightweight body without tilting or warping.
  • Cross Carbon Drag, Silent Tune, X-Ship, and Ci4+.

Stuffed with Shimano's latest technologies in a super compact, lightweight profile, the Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 Baitcasting Reel is the lightest high-performance reel in the Shimano lineup. It has a 10-bearing drag system (9BB + 1RB) with a maximum of 10 lbs of drag. It boasts the Magnumlite Spool to lower the moment of inertia and to improve the casting distance by up to 20%. Featuring a Hagane body for strong performance without tilting or warping despite a lightweight body, it's also fortified with Shimano's flagship reel technologies: X-Ship technology for more smoothness and durability, Cross Carbon Drag for a wider set of drag settings, Silent Tune for reduced vibration of the bearings during high-speed rotation, and CI4+ for the ultimate lightweight performance.

Overall, the Aldebaran is a super "finesse-y" baitcasting reel. It's super small and "palmable," is a wonderful caster in presentations ranging from smooth, easy casting motions, to quick, overhead snap casts. When matched with a light, sensitive rod, you can almost fish the Aldebaran MGL as if it was a spinning reel, and can even toss light drop shot rigs, weightless Senkos, or Ned rigs.

The Shimano Aldebaran MGL 50 is available in 6.5:1 and 7.4:1 Gear Ratios in both Left and Right Hand retrieve.

Models and Specifications
Model Retrieve Gear Ratio Weight (ounces) Bearings Line Cap. (Test/Yd.)
ALDMG50 Right 6.5:1 4.8 9BB + 1RB 10/75 or 12/65
ALDMG50HG Right 7.4:1 4.8 9BB + 1RB 10/75 or 12/65
ALDMG51 Left 6.5:1 4.8 9BB + 1RB 10/75 or 12/65
ALDMG51HG Left 7.4:1 4.8 9BB + 1RB 10/75 or 12/65
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CA Proposition 65 WARNING
Proposition 65
 WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Finesse casting

This reel excels at skpping light jigs and plastic under docks. I'm hooked on these Shimano MGL spools too. I got a Metanium mgl for frogging and big swimbaits and absoltely love it too.

# Part Numbers

Product VariantManufacturer Part #UPC
6.5:1 / Left HandALDMGL51022255223133
6.5:1 / Right HandALDMGL50022255223126
7.4:1 / Left HandALDMGL51HG022255223157
7.4:1 / Right HandALDMGL50HG022255223140