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Equipped with "core solid body" that is made of aluminum.
Achieves overwhelmingly high rigidity with a low profile.
BANTAM MGL
Forty years after the introduction
of the historic Bantam 100,
the new Bantam revived in modern times.
By adopting a core solid body in which
the level wind protector, side plate and
main frame are integrally molded,
rattling during palming is banished.
We have achieved high rigidity that
is distinct from conventional low-probait.
The dial case that supports the spool
is forged from aluminum,
and its unique structure that is exposed
from the body side makes it compact
and transmits vibration directly
to the palmed palm. It also contributes
to higher sensitivity. Shimano, which
is at the forefront of metal processing
technology, makes full use of the latest technology
to create a modern bantam where the advantages
of highly rigid aluminum materials are reviewed.
The inherited soul of an engineer makes a new step
in the history of bait reels.
Technical characteristics





Inheriting is the "soul" called Bantam.

Revive that energetic "Bantam".

The project, which started with rods and lures in 2016,
finally reached the reels in 2018.

gA versatile, easy-to-handle tackleh
"A tackle that captures the fun of bass fishing in the
middle"

When the concept of such a bantam product was applied to
a reel, the performance that was visible was "high rigidity"
that far exceeds conventional performance.

With a shape that fits many people's hands with a strong reel
that does not produce noise even with strong fishing...

The material that modern bantams chose to realize that
proposition was the same "aluminum" as that famous
machine.


With a low profile body that is easy to palm, it is as rigid as an aluminum machine-cut circular reel.
At the very least, the new Bantam is such a reel. However, there are walls
that must be overcome in order for it to take shape.
One of the technologies to overcome that barrier is "core solid body".


This sense of trust that can only be obtained with "lumps" of metal.
The low-profile bait casting reel is easier to palm than the circular reel represented by the Calcutta series,
but has a disadvantage in terms of rigidity. In contrast to the Calcutta series where the main frame is machined
from forged aluminum material, the general low profile body is constructed by combining several parts into
the main frame made by casting. However, this large number of parts is a factor that causes a slight bending
sensation even though the strength is practically sufficient. Therefore, Bantam's development team devised
a body configuration with a small number of points using the same aluminum material as Calcutta.
The core of the concept is the core solid body in the above picture, which is a single-piece main frame,
level wind protector, and side plate. Calcutter can be molded by cutting aluminum because
it has a simple shape of a circle. There were various restrictions on the processing of the main frame
of a low profile reel with a complicated shape into an integral shape.

The usual low profile reel has a level wind protector as a separate body because it is impossible
to remove it from the mold as a unit in the casting. However, Bantam MGL overcomes this problem
by cutting after casting. Although the manufacturing process has increased considerably,
we have succeeded in greatly increasing the frame rigidity.

Furthermore, by eliminating the side plate on one side and replacing it with a dial case made
of machined aluminum, the number of parts is reduced by another point. This structure
is similar to the Calcutta series, and has contributed significantly to higher rigidity and compactness.
Moreover, since the dial case supporting the spool is directly touched by the hand,
the winding sensitivity is improved at the same time.


Typical low profile body configuration
Bantam MGL body configuration [core solid body]


FEATURES Bantam MGL
NEW MAGNUMLITE SPOOL
Succeeded in drilling holes on the side of the spool, which has been considered technically difficult.

By reducing the moment of inertia of the spool that affects the casting performance of the bait reel,
we have achieved a great increase in flight distance.

Bantam MGL has a newly designed deep groove spool number 150.

The extra line capacity of 16lb-100m supports a strong fishing style.
Reducing the moment of inertia by making holes
on the side of the spool. We realized a cast feel
that you can escape.
Bantam MGL is equipped with a deep groove
type No. 150 spool. Supports heavy lines that
make the most of the tough body.


NEW SVS INFINITY
The NEW SVS (Infinity) is a centrifugal brake, but realizes a brake adjustment range
that can handle most situations by only adjusting the external dial.

With the four brake shoes on, basically no internal adjustments are necessary.
(If you need more detailed settings, you can make fine adjustments
with the internal brake shoes. The four brake shoes are on when shipped.)
Basically, all four brake shoes can be turned on. The braking force can be adjusted in most situations
by using only an external dial.


MICROMODULE GEAR
By adopting an ultra-small precision gear, we have achieved an unprecedented gsilkyh winding feeling.

The vibration level is less than half (compared to our company) in comparison with conventional gears.

In addition, the increased number of meshing teeth ensures strength that exceeds conventional gears.

The sophisticated body housing, Bantam MGL's highly rigid core solid body,
brings out its features even more effectively.
Micromodule gearI Normal gear





Specification table
Item
name
Gear
ratio
Handle 1
rotation
(cm)
Weight
(g)
Max
drag
(kg)
Line capacity Bearing Catalog
Price
Price
[JPY]
Product
Code
Parts
Scheme
Nylon Line
(lb-m)
BB roller
MGL PG
RIGHT
5.5 59 215 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03855 Product code 03855
MGL PG
LEFT
5.5 59 215 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03856 Product code 03856
MGL
RIGHT
6.2 66 215 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03853 Product code 03853
MGL
LEFT
6.2 66 215 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03854 Product code 03854
MGL HG
RIGHT
7.1 76 220 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03857 Product code 03857
MGL HG
LEFT
7.1 76 220 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03858 Product code 03858
MGL XG
RIGHT
8.1 86 225 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03859 Product code 03859
MGL XG
LEFT
8.1 86 225 5.0 12lb-130m
14lb-110m
16lb-100m
8/1 39,000 JPY 30,888 03860 Product code 03860
*PG is a power gear specification,
HG is a high gear specification,
and XG is an extra high gear specification.




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