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Shimano Bantams


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Shimano Bantams

The 1st 15 Years

By Phil White

Offered here is a new book for the reel collector or vintage tackle fishermen. This book was published in September 2008, and has received excellent reviews.

SHIMANO BANTAMS provides detailed information about the first three generations of Shimano Bantam casting reels, starting with the silver Bantam 100, and concluding with the introduction of the popular "C" series of Bantams, the Chronarch, Curado, etc. These Shimano reels are described in detail, and every model is illustrated with a color photograph - most including the original box. The book contains 198 pages with 285 color photographs.

The main parts of the book provide complete information about the original or 1st generation Bantams; The 2nd Generation reels (Magnumlites, SpeedMasters, Beast Masters, etc); the 3rd Generation reels (Chronarch, Curado, etc). Details on each model include: the years each reel was catalogued, gear ratios, weight, line capacity, bearings, introductory list price, features, and the Shimano reel code. Information is also provided in chapters covering early Japanese Market Bantams, Bantam Go-Withs, and the codes, charts and timelines that will make your collecting more informative and easier.

This book is 8.5 x 11 inches, 198 pages, and spiral bound with a soft cover.

To read a complete book review of this new book, click here.

The price of Shimano Bantams, The 1st 15 Years is $35.00 plus $5.00 priority shipping.

The Foreign price is $35.00 plus $15.00 shipping by Priority Mail International. Foreign buyers cannot use the PayPal button below to order. Foreign buyers must order by sending an email to pwhite@oldreels.com, and then I will send an invoice from PayPal. 

To order this book by check or money order, please send $40.00 payment to: Phil White, 14099 Lakeshore Drive, Nampa, ID 83686.

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