Shimano Bantam 201SG

IMG_6718     Once the hot reel for pacific northwest steelheaders, the Shimano Bantam 201SG is wonderful, light bait caster, ideal for throwing light weight lures and lead.  201 signifies a left hand version of the iconic fish killer.  I don’t know about you but I have always held the pole with my right hand and reeled with my left.  I guess I got it from growing up with spinning reels in the same orientation.  The 201sg does not have the strongest of drags even with upgraded carbon washers.  Its casts best with 10lb mono.

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