Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

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Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby lifeofRiley » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:08 pm

I'm just wondering if there's slated to be any differences in the U.S. version of the bantam mgl and the jdm version? I bought a new metanium from digitaka and the only difference was line capacity. I'm also wondering if they will be released on the same dates or earlier in Japan? I realize there might not be answers to these questions yet, but figured I'd ask in case someone in the tt universe knows.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby chreim20 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:42 am

Their looks to be no difference between the two. Line capacity is the same on the Japanese websites and the American websites. I think Japan will get them first, starting in March and the US looks to be getting them in April. Now this is just what I've read, that could change depending on Shimano. I'm pretty eager to get this reel, so I've been looking into it myself.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby lifeofRiley » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:48 am

Thanks Chreim20, I think this reel has more potential than anything that's come out in a long time.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby Kurt L » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:01 pm

I think somebody posted something about the bearing count might be different but I have not looked myself.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:06 pm

Kurt L wrote:I think somebody posted something about the bearing count might be different but I have not looked myself.

Kurt


It was me, think it was a mistake they will have to correct on the US Shimano website though. Bantam mentioned that the Bantam MGL is going to have an 8+1 system just as the Chronarch MGL does. Really hope it ends up that way. Also hoping the line capacity is the same as the Chronarch MGL, some sites have the new Bantam listed at 16/100 though.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby chreim20 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:55 pm

lifeofRiley wrote:Thanks Chreim20, I think this reel has more potential than anything that's come out in a long time.


Your welcome! And I agree, pretty exciting stuff. Check out this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-DkZcAOmvM&t=5s

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby -Boris- » Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:42 pm

DirtyD64 wrote:
Kurt L wrote:Really hope it ends up that way. Also hoping the line capacity is the same as the Chronarch MGL, some sites have the new Bantam listed at 16/100 though.


I was a little bit confused, too - but a line capacity of 16lb/100m (Japanese Standard) is equal to a 151 spool size.

And really exciting for me is, that they will offer a additionally 71er spool: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby ScoobyDoo » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 pm

My prediction..it's gonna fish just like every other mid to high end reel. It's going to be rock solid just like the Curado and metanium and every other alu framed reel.
But it's gonna be so much cooler because it's got lots of metal and brass where little chincy plastic bits and alooominium usually are now adays.

I'm in!

This is a reel worth getting hyped over. Not like that orange thing with gappy plastic support bits.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby johnD » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:22 pm

ScoobyDoo wrote:My prediction..it's gonna fish just like every other mid to high end reel. It's going to be rock solid just like the Curado and metanium and every other alu framed reel.
But it's gonna be so much cooler because it's got lots of metal and brass where little chincy plastic bits and alooominium usually are now adays.

I'm in!

This is a reel worth getting hyped over. Not like that orange thing with gappy plastic support bits.


I agree.

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:00 am

-Boris- wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
Kurt L wrote:Really hope it ends up that way. Also hoping the line capacity is the same as the Chronarch MGL, some sites have the new Bantam listed at 16/100 though.


I was a little bit confused, too - but a line capacity of 16lb/100m (Japanese Standard) is equal to a 151 spool size.

And really exciting for me is, that they will offer a additionally 71er spool: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341


I don't understand. They are offering a shallow spool?

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby -Boris- » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:34 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
-Boris- wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:
Kurt L wrote:Really hope it ends up that way. Also hoping the line capacity is the same as the Chronarch MGL, some sites have the new Bantam listed at 16/100 though.


I was a little bit confused, too - but a line capacity of 16lb/100m (Japanese Standard) is equal to a 151 spool size.

And really exciting for me is, that they will offer a additionally 71er spool: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341


I don't understand. They are offering a shallow spool?


There will be another spool available starting from 05/2018: http://fishing.shimano.co.jp/product/reel/5341

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Got it, just cashed in a big ole bucket of change... Really hoping this reel has the full 9 bearing system, not a huge deal but I just hope it does. Curado 70's seem fine though and they don't have dual main shaft support...

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby -Boris- » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:27 pm

I don't know, if there is a difference in the bearing count between the US- and JP-model (and I will take the JP-model, because within shipping it will be much more cheaper for me...).

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby paulito » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:40 pm

Oh man can't wait to punch and flip with the bantam

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Re: Bantam mgl usa vs. Japan

Postby DirtyD64 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:58 pm

paulito wrote:Oh man can't wait to punch and flip with the bantam


I'm reading for summer small mouth fishing with the supposed shallow spool. Don't really need another reel, but I've already got a rod picked for this one.


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