40 years after the release of the original Shimano Bantam, a reel that changed the landscape of baitcasting equipment, Shimano is aiming to do it again with the Shimano Bantam MGL150HG. Building on decades of expertise and innovation in casting reels, Shimano has incorporated all of their top-tier technology along with some new tech to create a reel like nothing seen before. The Shimano Bantam MGL sets a new bar for rigidity and strength, made possible by the use of Core Solid Body. Core Solid Body integrates the B-Side Plate, levelwind guard, and frame into one solid piece. This never-before-seen design virtually eliminates all stress and flex in the frame which delivers a round reel feel with the comfort and ergonomics of a low profile casting reel.
Extending the list of exclusive technology that makes the feature-rich Bantam MGL so attractive is the Magnumlite, or MGL Spool. This cast-enhancing spool from Shimano require less energy to begin spinning which translates directly into longer casts and improved performance when throwing lighter lures. SilentTune is also employed in the Bantam MGL, which reduces spool bearing vibration for quieter, smoother spool rotation. These features along with easy to use SVS Infinity Braking, Stable Spool Design (S3D), Super Free Spool, and buttery-smooth MicroModule Gearing all combine to give the angler a package that will provide years of high performance and dependable operation.
The Shimano Bantam MGL is currently available in both left and right-hand models as well as three different gear rations from 6.2 to 8:1.1 for whatever application or lure type you choose.