Low-Profile bait casting reels are easier to palm than Round-Profile types such as the Calcutta series but have a small disadvantage in terms of reel rigidity. While Round-Profiles utilizes a main frame made from aluminium forged material, Low-Profile body is usually combined of several parts made through casting.
Despite the combined strength of these various parts, anglers can still feel a slight bending sensation. Therefore, the design team behind the new Bantam MGL devised a body structure that consists of less parts but made using the same aluminium material as Calcutta series.
By integrating the Main Frame, Lever Wind Protector and a Side plate, frame rigidity has been greatly increased. And because the side plate containing the dial is in direct contact with the dial case supporting the spool, sensitivity of the reel has also been enhanced, making sure anglers feel even the slightest of bites.