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Shimano released its first baitcaster reel – Bantam – 40 years ago, kickstarting Shimano's legacy of durable and high-performance casting reels. The new Bantam builds on that legacy, combining cutting-edge Shimano JDM design and technology to reaffirm the benchmark for strength and performance in a low-profile baitcaster reel. By utilizing a new Core Solid Body design that integrates the B-side, frame and level wind guard into a single aluminum piece, Bantam provides unmatched strength. This full aluminum construction gives anglers the rigid feeling of a round casting reel with the ergonomics and comfort of a low-profile reel. A new MGL III spool reduces spool inertia, drastically improving casting distance. Additionally, by making the spool larger and narrower, the efficiency of the SVS Infinity casting control has also been improved. Internally, Bantam is the first low-profile baitcaster equipped with Shimano's Infinity Drive reel technology for unparalleled durability. Micro Module gearing has been utilized for precise gear alignment and smoother winding. Bantam is backed-up by Shimano's legendary Cross Carbon Drag, providing superior drag pressure and performance without compromising on drag inertia.


Product Features:

 - 10 Year Warranty

 - Hagane Body for Extreme Rigidity

- 3 Models in the range

- Micromodule Gearing


Product Technologies:

Micromodule II

Improved Micro Module gearing, making the reeling extremely smooth.

Hagane Body

The HAGANE Body is produced from high rigidity aluminum or magnesium. This creates stiffness and impact resistance, while at the same time eliminating flexing of the body. The result is rock-solid housing and support for the moving internal gearing and greater efficiency throughout the reel.

Infinity Drive

Developed to provide more powerful and light winding through bearings supporting the pinion gear. By doing so the rotational resistance of the reel has been decreased up to 60%.

Silent Line

Silent Line is a mechanism that reduces the vibration of the bearings during high-speed cranking, which in turn, makes cranking quieter and smoother.

SVS Infinity

Shimano's newest innovation in brake system technology, SVS Infinity provides easy to manage, consistent spool control and brake force. With brake weights that use inner friction against the raceway during the cast, SVS Infinity controls spool speed for precision casting especially when using lighter lures. The external adjustment knob provides for quick, precise adjustments for either the conditions or when you switch baits.

S3D Spool

Shimano's S3D technology leads to significantly reduced spool vibration. By designing a balanced and uninform thin wall aluminum constructed spool, S3D creates an incredibly smooth feeling when casting and retrieving lures.


Shimano S ARB bearings are high corrosion resistant ARS ball bearings with an extra shield for improved protection against sand, salt, or dust.


Product Specifications:

Product Code


Mono Cap.

Braid Cap.

Gear Ratio


Drag Power


BANTAM150A Bantam 150A 5kg/130m 20lb/150yds 6.2:1 (66cm) 8+1 5kg 215g
BANTAM150HGA Bantam 150HGA 5kg/130m 20lb/150yds 7.1:1 (76cm) 8+1 5kg 220g
BANTAM151HGA Bantam 151HGA 5kg/130m 20lb/150yds 7.1:1 (76cm) 8+1 5kg 220g



Barcode # 022255267847
Brand Shimano
Shipping Weight 0.5000kg

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