New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:07 pm

Bantam1 wrote:18 bearings, quick change gear ratios, ambidextrous reeling, 2 gram spool that can hold either 40 yards of 5# or 200 yards of 20 with the push of a button, weighs less than 4 ounces with 40# of max drag and fits into a small or extra large hand.



Its like you read my mind :big grin:

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby Zimbass » Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:41 pm

Bantam1 wrote:18 bearings, quick change gear ratios, ambidextrous reeling, 2 gram spool that can hold either 40 yards of 5# or 200 yards of 20 with the push of a button, weighs less than 4 ounces with 40# of max drag and fits into a small or extra large hand.


When do you think we will see one under 3 ounces Dan :lol: ;)

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:35 pm

Bantam1 wrote:18 bearings, quick change gear ratios, ambidextrous reeling, 2 gram spool that can hold either 40 yards of 5# or 200 yards of 20 with the push of a button, weighs less than 4 ounces with 40# of max drag and fits into a small or extra large hand.


Aside of all joking, have you seen those cheap-o internet companies that stuff like 5 bearings into each knob??? Pushes the reel's count to like 15, most non mechanical people don't realize that leaves the actual reel lacking. I mentioned before, many friends have been confused as to why their Lew's or Abu with 10-12 bearings feels nothing like a 7 bearing Curado, or better yet my trusty ole Stradic Ci4+FA...

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:02 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
Bantam1 wrote:18 bearings, quick change gear ratios, ambidextrous reeling, 2 gram spool that can hold either 40 yards of 5# or 200 yards of 20 with the push of a button, weighs less than 4 ounces with 40# of max drag and fits into a small or extra large hand.


Aside of all joking, have you seen those cheap-o internet companies that stuff like 5 bearings into each knob??? Pushes the reel's count to like 15, most non mechanical people don't realize that leaves the actual reel lacking. I mentioned before, many friends have been confused as to why their Lew's or Abu with 10-12 bearings feels nothing like a 7 bearing Curado, or better yet my trusty ole Stradic Ci4+FA...


Kastking has like 3 in each knob I believe

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby DirtyD64 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:56 am

copycat site on youtube took apart one reel that the tiny box schematic (yes had a schematic printed on box top) showed like 5 per knob, possible it was just 3 though and the two outside ones are bushings.

So funny to me that they know what people look for and use it against them to sell. Be just like a company marketing brass gears that had like a brass shaft with a zinc gear/teeth...

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:17 am

Some people equate the number of bearings to smoothness and performance of a reel. We (Shimano) know this is not true. There are several things that contribute to smoothness, light rotation and durability without the use of several bearings. The general public has slowly started to figure it out.

I have opened reels from some of these oddball companies. One that happens to have a name close to ours with a very similar font...well lets just say it was laughable. We have had a few reels sent to us by unsuspecting customers. When you see bearings of the wrong dimensions for a drive shaft that allows it to wobble like crazy, or the fact that the reel said it had 15 bearings but in reality it had 7. Gimmicks and zero innovation lead to things like this.

In the 1800's we had elixirs, in the early 1900's there were crazy exercise machines and weight loss scams. The saying that there is a sucker born every minute is true and companies or people try to capitalize on it.

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby marcram » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:55 pm

Would love to see the Bantam in Tranx sizes..500, 400, and 300

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby DirtyD64 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:33 am

Bantam1 wrote:Some people equate the number of bearings to smoothness and performance of a reel. We (Shimano) know this is not true. There are several things that contribute to smoothness, light rotation and durability without the use of several bearings. The general public has slowly started to figure it out.

I have opened reels from some of these oddball companies. One that happens to have a name close to ours with a very similar font...well lets just say it was laughable. We have had a few reels sent to us by unsuspecting customers. When you see bearings of the wrong dimensions for a drive shaft that allows it to wobble like crazy, or the fact that the reel said it had 15 bearings but in reality it had 7. Gimmicks and zero innovation lead to things like this.

In the 1800's we had elixirs, in the early 1900's there were crazy exercise machines and weight loss scams. The saying that there is a sucker born every minute is true and companies or people try to capitalize on it.



So now that all our new Shimano's are almost here, any clue on what is to come later this year???

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby Gloomis34 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:08 am

Hopefully the bring over the DC reels and the vanquish

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:22 am

You will have to wait until ICAST. There could be some product leaks before ICAST this year. Something I think everyone will be happy with :D

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby marcram » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:46 am

Bantam1 wrote:You will have to wait until ICAST. There could be some product leaks before ICAST this year. Something I think everyone will be happy with :D


Is this a response to any particular question above?? Looking forward to leaks.

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby Hulkster » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:35 am

there is already the new Saltwater Stradic shots online.

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Re: New 2018 Stella FJ and Bantam MGL

Postby marcram » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:06 am

Is the mgl a concern for saltwater? I think Sustain uses it and that is a saltwater reel.

Also, let me reiterate.. I really want we see a big range of these bantams.
Sizes..70, 150, 200, 300, 400
With x protect for saltwater usage. These could become the standard saltwater reel merging curado, chronarch, calcutta, trinidad, etc.


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