Features of SHIMANO Bantam Baitcasting 8.1:1 RH Fishing Reel (BANTMGL150XG)
- SVS braking system and low inertia spool, making it a perfect fit for casting light lures like small softbaits any crankbaits
- Small footprint with the feel of a round reel
- 1-piece aluminum construction
- MagnumLite spool
- S-ARB shielded stainless steel ball bearings
- Cross Carbon Drag system
- Super Free Spool
- S3D Stable Spool Design
- Silent Tune technology
- MicroModule gearing
Product Info for SHIMANO Bantam Baitcasting 8.1:1 RH Fishing Reel (BANTMGL150XG)The Shimano Bantam MGL reel is a total new baitcasting reel within the low profile baitcasting models. The Bantam MGL is equipped with unique features like e.g. a new SVS braking system and low inertia spool, making it a perfect fit for casting light lures like small softbaits any crankbaits, but also having enough power to cast medium-heavy baits like bigger softbaits and jerkbaits. Due to the CORESOLID body, which is a one piece frame construction, the reel feels very rigid and solid. The Bantam MGL is a perfect fit for light to medium-heavy baitcasting rods when fishing for all kind of predators like pike, bass, zander. Even casting with light lures for perch and trout is perfectly possible due to the new breaking system, and due to the MicroModule gearing, the reel runs immensely smooth due to less play.
Micro Module Gear
The Micro Module Gear system creates a smooth retrieve. The new gear set makes use of a bigger number of smaller teeth. This means more contact points between the drive gear and the pinion gear. This provides a more efficient gear train with less gear feel.
By applying a slight pressure to the bearing holding the spool, it reduces the vibration of the bearing during high speed rotation, allowing for even smoother casting. .
Cross Carbon Drag
This drag material provides a wider range of drag settings, along with the smoothest Shimano drag performance to date. .
X-Ship provides improved gear durability. Supported on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance, especially with lighter lure, and allow for longer casts. .
Super Free Spool
SF was designed to eliminate friction on the spool shaft during the cast. In standard baitcasting reels, when the clutch bar is pressed down, the pinion gear is freed and actually can drag on the spool shaft creating friction that can limit the length of the cast. With SF the pinion gear is supported by a ball bearing so that when the clutch is disengaged in preparation for a cast, the pinion gear and spool shaft are kept in perfect alignment. The result is zero friction upon the spool shaft. .
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