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.
| Shimano|| Retrieve:|| Ratio:|| Weight:|| Bearings:|| Line Capacity:|| Price:|
| Bantam MGL 150/151|| Right/Left|| 6.2:1|| 7.6 oz|| 11+1|| 10/120, 12/110|| $349.99|
| Bantam MGL 150/151HG|| Right/Left|| 7.1:1|| 7.6 oz|| 11+1|| 10/120, 12/110|| $349.99|
| Bantam MGL 150/151XG|| Right/Left|| 8.1:1|| 7.6 oz|| 11+1|| 10/120, 12/110|| $349.99|