BANTAM MGL

40 years ago, Shimano released it's first baitcast reel, Bantam, to the market. This began what is now a legacy of durable and high performance casting reels.The 2018 Bantam MGL establishes a new benchmark for rigidity. The new CoreSolid Body design combines multiple parts and integrates the B-side, frame and levelwind guard into a single aluminum piece with unmatched solidity. This full aluminum construction will give anglers the rigid feeling of a round reel, with the ergonomics and comfort of a low profile reel.MGL Spool reduces spool inertia to improve casting distance and ease pitching and flipping.

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CoreSolid Body
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Item code Mono Line Capacity (#Test/yd) Weight (oz) Bearings Gear Ratio Retrieve Per Crank (in) PowerPro Braid (lb/yds) Max Drag (lb)
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.6
8+1
6.2:1
26
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.8
8+1
7.1:1
30
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.9
8+1
8.1:1
34
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.6
8+1
6.2:1
26
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.8
8+1
7.1:1
30
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11
10/120, 12/110, 14/90
7.9
8+1
8.1:1
34
20/150, 30/135, 40/105
11