Product Comparison: 13 Fishing Concept A (A7.3-RH) vs Shimano Chronarch MGL (CHMGL150XG)

General Specifications
About the Product
More than just a pretty package, the new and improved 13 Fishing Concept "A" Casting Reels are loaded with the features knowledgeable anglers want. The Concept “A” sports a rugged lightweight aluminum chassis with a design that sits remarkably low on your rod. The streamlined design was built so you could easily wrap your hand around it to maximize comfort and control, and it also features a seven ball bearing system, including 3 anti-corrosion bearings, 3 stainless steel bearings ,and a Dead Stop Anti-Reverse bearing to keep functioning impossibly smooth.
Weighing in at only 6.5 oz. and packed with Shimano’s most advanced technology, the new Shimano Chronarch MGL Casting Reel delivers the top level performance tournament and enthusiast anglers require.
13 Fishing
Concept A (A7.3-RH)
Chronarch MGL (CHMGL150XG)
Key Specs
3 + 3 + 1
8 + 1
Mono Line Capacity
120/10, 110/12, 90/14
Braid Line Capacity
150/20, 135/30, 105/40
What customers say about "Key Specs"
13 Fishing Concept A (A7.3-RH) Baitcast Fishing Reel
  • Small form factor made it comfortable. I bought this for Snook fishing and liked my first few experiences.
  • Was impressed at first, great casting and backlash control.
  • This reel is awesome! Excellent brake system. Took seconds to dial in.
  • Looks like all 13 Fishing products are of high quality. Haven't had any problems with the side panel coming loose.
  • The reel started making squealing noises randomly. It appears there is some issues with factory lubrication, so I was told anyway.
Shimano Chronarch MGL (CHMGL150XG) Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Excellent reel ! Like how smooth the retreve is. Can cast a long ways with little effort.
  • As always Shimano reels are the best, needed a reel to pitch the SR-5 wt. 12lb. this did the trick. Had a 7' Med H. fast tip Boyd D.
  • Casting distance smooth super light easy to palm
  • Wow! This thing bombed the lighter bait twice as far as anything I have ever has. One overrun as dialed in the cast control and that was it for the day.
  • Can fire weightless senkos unbelievably far and can handle lures up to full size Whopper Plopper.
Size & Weight
8 in.
6 in.
6.8 oz.
6.5 oz.
3 in.
4 in.
3 in.
4 in.
Max Drag
22 lb.
10 lb.
Drag Type
Front Drag
Drag Adjustment
Drag Material
What customers say about "Drag"
13 Fishing Concept A (A7.3-RH) Baitcast Fishing Reel
  • Good drag control and I was able to outcast guys next me which proved to be the difference as I was the only one catching fish and using a baitcaster.
  • Very smooth , great drag, and simply to adjust spool braking.
  • So far - so good as this is our favorite reel right now. Smooth as silk.
  • This reel is very smooth and casts like a dream.
  • Excellent reel. Casts extremely well and smooth. Replaced my Citica E.
Shimano Chronarch MGL (CHMGL150XG) Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Not the most expensive but the best. Casting=Dream Retrieve=Butter I set 2 brakes on, set dial at 3 out of the box 30lb braid and i could not backlash this thing.
  • Incredibly smooth drag and the micro gearing is buttery smooth.
  • Casts light lures, breaks are easy to adjust and the retrieve and drag are butter smooth.
  • The retrieve is buttery smooth, so smooth and powerful I had to get used to the feeling. Drag is smooth as can be. Even looks cool
  • I was able to cast far with little effort and with no birdsnests. Reeling in was smooth.
Gear Ratio
7.3 : 1
8.1 : 1
Retrieve Rate
28.9 in.
34 in.
Anti-Reverse Feature
Type Of Crank
Reel Handle Position
Dead Stop Anti-Reverse, Bulldog Drag System, 6-way Centrifugal Braking System, Saltwater Approved, Rugged Aluminum Chassis
MicroModule gearing, X-Ship, MGL Spool, SVS Infinity, Freshwater Only
What customers say about "Features"
13 Fishing Concept A (A7.3-RH) Baitcast Fishing Reel
  • Wish it held more line but its flawless other than that i love it.
  • I do a lot of freshwater large-mouth fishing and use a variety of rigs with this rod/reel combo.
  • This reel looks nice, is very smooth and does cast very far, but the quality does not seem to be on par with other reels in the same price range.
  • I have several rods and even though I had to replace one, the customer service is great.
  • The spool bearings were a litlle loud at first, but I oiled them and they're less noise now.
Shimano Chronarch MGL (CHMGL150XG) Baitcasting Fishing Reel
  • Everything great about the Ci4 but with a lighter spool and micro module gearing. I have both and the mgl is definitely slightly better.
  • All I have to say is this thing is SMOOTH . Feels quality and handles saltwater well as long as you do basic maintenance.
  • The chronarch MGL is on a whole other level...not 1 flaw ....baitcasting perfection....only 1 reel even comes close and the metanium is 420.00
  • Brass Micro module gearing is smooth and stable due to the dual bearing supported pinion.
  • The Magnesium spool is certainly an improvement for cast-ability. Great reel that competes with my Metaniums.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
175.00 $

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