Catch Limits with Bantam A Low Profile Baitcasting Reels
Shimano introduced the first Bantam reel over 40 years ago and continues to fuel the fire of elite bass anglers with the release of the revamped Bantam A. target heavy cover with ease and efficiency. Packed with features and technologies never seen before in a low profile baitcasting reel, the redesigned Bantam is the pinnacle of Shimano reel engineering.
The redesigned Bantam A provides anglers with unparalleled cranking power with Shimano’s Infinity Drive technology. Shimano engineers specifically designed the new Bantam to attack thick vegetation, flip jigs, burn spinnerbaits and explore the deep with big crankbaits. Thanks to Infinity Drive, Bantam A offers reduced torque under load, making it easy to reel in when fighting trophy fish or presenting large baits.
Shimano designed the new Bantam A for the toughest fishing tasks. Shimano’s exclusive cold-forged HAGANE Gear is at the heart of every Bantam A, harnessing high-precision gearing with micron tolerances to ensure an ultra-smooth feel and dependable functionality season after season. Bantam’s CoreSolid Body integrates the B-side plate, level wind guard and frame into a solid one-piece construction that delivers confidence and power through unmatched stiffness and improved gearing. Encouraging super-smooth rotation of the spool and handle, MicroModule Gear offers the perfect retrieve with an all-new gear set that uses smaller teeth and more of them. This provides additional contact points between the pinion and drive gears for a more efficient gear train. Together, these famous Shimano gear technologies enable bass anglers to improve performance and increase efficiency for a stronger, more enjoyable experience.
Helping cast lures within a mile of the county, the Bantam now features Shimano’s MGL III spool to produce significantly reduced starting inertia, allowing anglers to hit distant targets while providing the added versatility to fish. a variety of baits and presentations. The narrow spool design allows for precise light bait presentations, but also makes it better to cast larger baits.
By applying light pressure to the bearing that supports the reel, SilentTune reduces bearing vibration during high-speed rotation. This improves the quietness of the reel during the cast. Improving on the precision line management of the Bantam A, the SVS Infinity provides consistent, easy-to-handle spool control and braking force. With brake weights that use internal friction against the raceway, the SVS Infinity allows for quick and precise adjustments when anglers need to adapt to new baits and changing conditions.
The new Bantam A is available in three models to fit bass anglers nationwide, each holding 150 yards of 20-pound test PowerPro and up to 120 yards of 100-pound test monofilament. Handling a variety of techniques and pitches, such as working a thick deck with a square pick or casting shallow spinnerbaits to the horizon, the BANTAM150A features a 6.2:1 gear ratio and retrieves 27 inches per crank.
The Bantam BANTAM150HGA has a 7.1:1 gear ratio, retrieves 31 inches per crank and is a perfect choice when fishing bottom contact baits like a jighead, Texas or Carolina. The BANTAM150XGA with its 8.1:1 gear ratio retrieves line at a blistering speed of 35 inches per crank, which is a huge benefit when hitting, hitting and casting, and quickly regains slack when enticing bass with baits. Of surface. Each model is finely tuned to present and retrieve baits with maximum efficiency and is available for left and right retrieve.
A reel with a reputation for being super tough and powerful is now stronger and more versatile than ever. Step up your game with the next generation of Bantam A reels available from authorized Shimano dealers, with MSRP of $349.99.
Bantam A Features
- CoreSolid Body
- infinite unit
- MGL III coil
- micromodule gear
- HAGANE Body
- SVS Infinity
- Free Super Coil
- Cross carbon drag
Leading the fishing industry in innovation and quality for 100 years, Shimano’s manufacturing capabilities enable anglers around the world to get the most out of their time on the water. We designed the entire Shimano product line to elevate anglers’ experiences with features that continually evolve to push the limits of modern fishing tackle and raise the bar for the entire fishing industry.