Bantam MGL 2018

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Bantam MGL 2018

Postby goldrod » Thu May 10, 2018 7:19 pm

I only want to know what rod you have paired with the reel and has anyone tried to frog fish with it yet?

I think I am just going to order one and put it on my MB Gambler rod,
Im trying to find a rod that I have already for the reel and not buy a rod and reel .. Thanks ..
My mind is semi made up about the rod and reel so if you have a killer combo with this reel let me know..
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Re: Bantam MGL 2018

Postby Winstondry » Thu May 10, 2018 8:29 pm

I have both a JDM version of the PG and HG and have tried them on a host of rods. I threw a 3/8 oz Chatterbait/Jackhammer on a MB Levante Swingfire and it was perfect, I imagine it will throw the 1/2 oz really well too. I had one on a MB Destroyer Javelin and threw an MB V3 Bullet Shad and found it perfect with that combo. I also had one on an Edge Black Widow 733 and threw weightless 6" Senkos as well as an Edge 711 and threw weightless Slim Senkos both matched nicely. Another combo I tried and settled the Bantam PG on is a Daiko Burroughs BRSC68M and use it for hardbody jerkbaits, what a joy that combo is. And lastly, I did try one on a MB Faust for frogs, unfortunately, I feel like the Faust is too much rod for lighter or smaller frogs so I didn't like the combo too much, but I'm looking for a lighter tipped rod to try for frogs and I'll give it a go. Although I did also get a '15 Metanium DC that I'll likely use for froggin'.

All that to say the reels are great, super versatile and built like a tank. I liken them to a low profile version of the Calcutta D series which I think are another great reel from Shimano.

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Re: Bantam MGL 2018

Postby goldrod » Fri May 11, 2018 3:30 pm

Thanks
Sounds like we’ve got a winner. Not many reels that I have are good for the Faust. Mainly zillion or tds platforms are good for me on that rod
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Re: Bantam MGL 2018

Postby Winstondry » Fri May 11, 2018 3:56 pm

I actually had a Conquest 200 on the Faust for a bit and was throwing Jackall Mikey wakebaits on it and it was perfect for that. I'll probably put the Conquest back on it and keep it for light swimbait duties.

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Re: Bantam MGL 2018

Postby bassm1n » Mon May 14, 2018 6:06 am

Z200 on the Faust woks well. I put my Bantam on an Elseil and threw a Shad Rap 7 and that is about as light as it could handle. Nice reeel.

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Re: Bantam MGL 2018

Postby goldrod » Mon May 14, 2018 6:42 am

bassm1n wrote:Z200 on the Faust woks well. I put my Bantam on an Elseil and threw a Shad Rap 7 and that is about as light as it could handle. Nice reeel.


i may go in that direction
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