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#10917038 - 06/14/15 07:22 PM Oldies but Goodies
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Beckville, TX
Any old fishermen like me still using the Bantam's? No brakes or magnets and will cast a mile but you better keep your thumb close to the spool. These little reels can make a backlash only a pocket knife will fix. It's still fun to use now and then.

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#10917060 - 06/14/15 07:32 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
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Loc: Rowlett, TX
Good ole bantams...those are what I cut my baitcasting teeth with. My favorite was a later model, black with a magnetic adjuster. Thing would cast a country mile. It's still somewhere in my garage along with many others just like the one in your pic. Can't bring myself to get rid of them...too much sentimental value as they were my dad's.

Does anybody know if a high quality 5.5' pistol grip is still made?


Edited by deuce41 (06/14/15 07:35 PM)
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#10917177 - 06/14/15 08:21 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: M. Alexander]
lakeforkbum Offline
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Registered: 07/29/12
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Still got mine, it still gets used for Crappie fishing when I take the wifey out on the pontoon ! Haven't Bass fished with it in years, no good reason not to, just that I've got no more room for anymore rods in the bassboat !!!
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#10917204 - 06/14/15 08:31 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: lakeforkbum]
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I have an old pflueger similar to that, but haven't put it on a rod yet
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#10917235 - 06/14/15 08:50 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: M. Alexander]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: deuce41
Good ole bantams...those are what I cut my baitcasting teeth with. My favorite was a later model, black with a magnetic adjuster. Thing would cast a country mile. It's still somewhere in my garage along with many others just like the one in your pic. Can't bring myself to get rid of them...too much sentimental value as they were my dad's.

Does anybody know if a high quality 5.5' pistol grip is still made?


I want to say that G Loomis still makes one.
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#10917307 - 06/14/15 09:26 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
MDM Offline
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Registered: 01/28/06
Posts: 567
Loc: East of Dallas



A 1980 Bantam 1000 on a 6 foot Daiwa "Larry Nixon" worm rod. Wasn't scratched up nearly so much until a neighborhood cat came into the garage, jumped in the boat, got hung in the worm/hook, pulled the whole rig down the street, jumped a wooden fence and got hung up in slats. Only had 12 lb. line spooled so he got away. Was just glad a neighbor brought the rig to my house knowing it was most likely mine.
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#10917315 - 06/14/15 09:31 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: MDM]
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I hate it when that happens

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#10917326 - 06/14/15 09:38 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
bush hog Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Beckville, TX
Is that a catfish story? lol_2 I've got one Bantam on a Shakespeare Boron 5 1/2 ft. rod and another Bantam on a 5 1/2ft. graphite rod. I found a third Bantam in a pawn shop and I keep it for parts. The pistol grip rods feel so odd after using a 7ft. rod.

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#10917746 - 06/15/15 08:25 AM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Those old reels are like "art". Very minimal, very cool.
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#10918935 - 06/15/15 05:12 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
Posts: 1390
Loc: Belton, TX
I've still got some old Quantums that look just like those but they're retired lol.

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#10919001 - 06/15/15 06:00 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
fishinman Offline
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Registered: 12/12/01
Posts: 1504
Loc: Texas
Still have mine....

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#10919009 - 06/15/15 06:02 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: FMJshooter]
Chuck A Offline
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Registered: 07/10/07
Posts: 441
Loc: Weatherford, Tx
Originally Posted By: FMJshooter
I've still got some old Quantums that look just like those but they're retired lol.


Old 1310s maybe?
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#10919409 - 06/15/15 09:09 PM Re: Oldies but Goodies [Re: bush hog]
FMJshooter Offline
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Registered: 06/24/08
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Loc: Belton, TX
Yea I believe that's the ones.

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