Shimano Bantam MGL???

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Big-Bass » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:17 pm

Speciment? :roll:

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby SSS » Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:40 pm

Big-Bass wrote:Speciment? :roll:
The Bantam sure looks like one :lol:

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby arrowslinger1 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:58 am

DirtyD64 wrote:Maybe in for a Bass Master Classic release?

Also, I just realized it is short a bearing from the Chronarch MGL. Please tell me its a mistake or they just don't have handle bearings or something. I really like the thought of a dual supported pinion, dual supported spool, and dual supported main shaft with a roller bearing. The Curado K and Chronarch MGL/Metanium MGL all have bearings at these key points.

Where would the Bantam MGL lose one?


Looks like they are 8+1 on japan tackle
http://japantackle.com/reg0000234.html
Must buy all jdm shimanos.....

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:40 am

So far, Im liking what I see. Please, please, please let it have a metal wormshaft and pawl. [-o<
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:01 am

I figure it is 9 bearing system. Would make no sense to change all premium Shimano reels to dual main shaft and dual pinion, the remove a bearing from a possible amazingly selling reel. I am in if it's 9 bearing and probably even if they did remove one.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby chreim20 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:02 am

LgMouthGambler wrote:So far, Im liking what I see. Please, please, please let it have a metal wormshaft and pawl. [-o<


LOL :lol: Everything will be metal and it will have plastic gears, LOL j/k

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:11 pm

chreim20 wrote:
LgMouthGambler wrote:So far, Im liking what I see. Please, please, please let it have a metal wormshaft and pawl. [-o<


LOL :lol: Everything will be metal and it will have plastic gears, LOL j/k


You and Spanky must be drinking the same stuff today. :lol:
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Slazmo » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:25 pm

LgMouthGambler wrote:So far, Im liking what I see. Please, please, please let it have a metal wormshaft and pawl. [-o<


Looks to be so - have spotted that Tuffram coated aluminium shaft on a few occasions now in peoples vids - even still shot it on the big TV.

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Chones » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm

SSS wrote:What an ugly speciment. Reminds me of a fat walrus
lol still looks better than 90% of diawas

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Big-Bass » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:03 pm

I am very excited about this reel too...I was a Shimano only guy for many, many years, and within the last few years, starting using Daiwa. This reel really has me intrigued...I have tanks of reels (Calcutta TE, Calais, Chronarch SF, etc.) that exhibit true quality for the price. If this is as good as it seems, then Shimano truly hit the mark. Maybe they want it to stand out as top tiered and innovative as the Bantam 100 was in 1978!

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby LgMouthGambler » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:33 pm

Big-Bass wrote:I am very excited about this reel too...I was a Shimano only guy for many, many years, and within the last few years, starting using Daiwa. This reel really has me intrigued...I have tanks of reels (Calcutta TE, Calais, Chronarch SF, etc.) that exhibit true quality for the price. If this is as good as it seems, then Shimano truly hit the mark. Maybe they want it to stand out as top tiered and innovative as the Bantam 100 was in 1978!


To me, this hits the Curado200BSF bone.
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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:52 pm

I wonder where this reel will be made???

Anyone

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Big-Bass » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:54 pm

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I wonder where this reel will be made???

Anyone


According to pictures and YouTube videos...Japan!

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby BRONZEBACK32 » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:59 pm

Big-Bass wrote:
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:I wonder where this reel will be made???

Anyone


According to pictures and YouTube videos...Japan!


Excellent

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Re: Shimano Bantam MGL???

Postby Kurt L » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:10 pm

This one has me very interested too, after 30 years of Shimano I have wandered over to Daiwa just like others but I think one of these XG Lefty's will be coming home with me! It has potential to be a killer light Salmon and Steelhead reel.

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