40 years ago Shimano released it's first baitcasting reel, the Bantam. Since then Shimano has perfected their reel technologies, and they have poured all of their expertise into one reel and brought a legend back to life. The new Bantam MGL Casting Reel utilizes Shimano's latest innovations such as their CoreSolid technology single piece construction which includes the frame, B-side plate, and level wind guard. The frame is strong but lightweight aluminum for maximum comfort and durability. The MGL spool provides reduced spool inertia, allowing longer casting distances and making pitching and flipping easier than ever. This reel is everything you would expect in the return of the Bantam, and a must have baitcasting reel for every angler!