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by bantam1
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 8
Views: 5419

Re: Farewell

I'm done on all the web forums. There is a new person handling them now. His name is Kurt and the screen name is Fish Shimano.
by bantam1
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 8
Views: 5419

Farewell

Today will be my last day on the forums. I have changed positions here at Shimano and will be handing the reigns over to someone new. He will post an intro on Monday.

Thank you all for your continued support!
by bantam1
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?

Send me a PM with your email and I will send you the schematic. The middle loop doesn't attach to anything. That is essentially what creates the spring pressure.
by bantam1
Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?

These reels were made in the days before braided line. This reel was made with 10-17# mono in mind.
by bantam1
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?
Replies: 9
Views: 3463

Re: Shimano Bantam MarkPlus Speedmaster BMP-250 SM, line size and manual?

This reel was discontinued in the late 80's. We no longer have any manuals for this model. This is way before we had scanners and pdf files. I suggest contacting Nutter Rod & Reel in White, GA. They specialize in the older model reels. He might have a manual that he can scan or photocopy for you...
by bantam1
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2015 Jackall Gantarel Swimbait
Replies: 2
Views: 3512

Re: New 2015 Jackall Gantarel Swimbait

The eyes are standard sizes. Tackle Warehouse carries replacement eyes for the lures.
by bantam1
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano spool fix/replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: Shimano spool fix/replacement

You can sand it down and polish it if you do not want to buy a replacement spool.
by bantam1
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:33 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano spool fix/replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

Re: Shimano spool fix/replacement

Are you talking abut the lip of the spool? Where the line makes contact?
by bantam1
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Recent SHIMANO rod break and can't get ahold of anyone in Irvine
Replies: 1
Views: 1630

Re: Recent SHIMANO rod break and can't get ahold of anyone in Irvine

Here is a link to our rod warranty page:

http://fish.shimano.com/content/sac-fish/en/home/customer-service/rod-service.html

You can send me a PM with your name and contact info and I will have someone contact you.
by bantam1
Fri Jun 26, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: LH Cranking Reel
Replies: 2
Views: 1895

Re: LH Cranking Reel

You have the Calcutta 201D, Conquest 201 and if you can find a Chronarch 201E5. The gears from a right hand model reel will not work in a left hand model.
by bantam1
Wed May 06, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano booth at the bassmasters elite on the delta
Replies: 2
Views: 2120

Re: Shimano booth at the bassmasters elite on the delta

We had a local dealer there. I am sorry you had a bad experience. I will pass the info along. I was there both days and didn't witness anything like that, but I was busy with customers helping them pick out new rods and reels.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by and bought new products!
by bantam1
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado 201 I problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5207

Re: Curado 201 I problems

Good to hear.
by bantam1
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado 201 I problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5207

Re: Curado 201 I problems

I understand your frustration and have been working on a way to eliminate the chance of noise on the SVS braking system. They do require a little more maintenance, but it is very simple to perform. It literally takes 30 seconds or less to perform.
by bantam1
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado 201 I problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5207

Re: Curado 201 I problems

Have you oiled the brakes and brake pipe as shown in the instruction sheet?
by bantam1
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado 201 I problems
Replies: 8
Views: 5207

Re: Curado 201 I problems

The SVS brakes are slightly different than our older VBS reels. If you turn the brake on, make sure to swing it down before you close the side plate. You also need to do a little maintenance on the brakes from time to time to reduce the noise. There is a yellow sheet of paper showing where they need...
by bantam1
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: 400te problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

Re: 400te problems

You can bring it by the Fred Hall show and sit with our technicians. The other option is to send the reel in for repair.
by bantam1
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: 400te problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2419

Re: 400te problems

Is the clutch working correctly?
by bantam1
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:21 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2015 Jackall Gantarel Swimbait
Replies: 2
Views: 3512

New 2015 Jackall Gantarel Swimbait

Jackall Gantarel Big Bluegill Swimbait http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Gantarel_zpsdfbtbdc9.jpg Crafted with an unequaled attention-to-detail and two durable joints, the segmented Jackall Gantarel creates an incredibly realistic bluegill imitation that will fool the largest and ...
by bantam1
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2015 Shimano Zodias Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 1861

New 2015 Shimano Zodias Rods

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Zodias_zpszebunzkg.jpg Zodias is built with the purpose to give you, the angler, a crisp and responsive rod that delivers incredible casting distance and accuracy. Utilizing our Shimano Hi-Power X construction, we are able to significantly reduce ...
by bantam1
Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2015 Shimano Aldebaran
Replies: 1
Views: 2617

New 2015 Shimano Aldebaran

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Aldebaran_zpstcln4fta.jpg Simply put, Aldebaran redefines the lightweight, compact low profile baitcasting reel category. Weighing in at a mere 4.7 ounces, Aldebaran delivers unmatched smoothness and precision with our S3D, SVS Infinity and new Si...
by bantam1
Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New Shimano Rod Service Programs
Replies: 0
Views: 1631

New Shimano Rod Service Programs

Shimano has always stood behind the quality of all our products and with that in mind we are adding two Rod Service programs to use in addition to the 1 Year Limited Warranty. The two additional programs are simple and straight forward. They are: • 30 Day Guarantee – Protection against initial failu...
by bantam1
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New G.Loomis E6X Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 2632

New G.Loomis E6X Rods

E6X "technique-specific" rods feature very precise tapers and power-ratings designed for the exact technique required. They have split-grip handle configurations, Fuji guides, a flashy, "loud & proud" Skeleton Fish logo with subtle black guide wraps. Techy yet aggressive in a...
by bantam1
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Stradic ci4+ reeling noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2796

Re: Stradic ci4+ reeling noise

Good to hear
by bantam1
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Stradic ci4+ reeling noise
Replies: 4
Views: 2796

Re: Stradic ci4+ reeling noise

Did you completely disassemble the reel?
by bantam1
Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2015 PowerPro MaxCuatro
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

New 2015 PowerPro MaxCuatro

Maxcuatro Line http://i1270.photobucket.com/albums/jj611/dthorburn1/PPMC_zpsb870f065.png The new Power Pro Maxcuatro line offers a 25% reduction in line size over comparable Power Pro lines of the same strength. By utilizing Honeywell’s new Specta HT fibers, we were able to reduce the line size and ...
by bantam1
Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano Holiday Schedule and Bantam 1 vacation
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Shimano Holiday Schedule and Bantam 1 vacation

Shimano will be closed on Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years day. I will be on a much needed vacation from 12/19/14-1/5/15. I will not be answering any posts during that time. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and an excellent New Year! If you need immediate assistance during my vacation...
by bantam1
Mon Nov 17, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano spinning reel
Replies: 4
Views: 2636

Re: Shimano spinning reel

More than likely the bearing is the culprit. They are really easy to change. You can send it directly to us for repair, to one of our service centers, or to Dan at Reel Ex. If you want to tackle it yourself you can order the part and spend 5 minutes replacing the bearing. http://fish.shimano.com/con...
by bantam1
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: 80's Shimano Bantam Mag 100
Replies: 4
Views: 9071

Re: 80's Shimano Bantam Mag 100

I would check out Phil's book. I scanned several pages from older catalogs to aid him in his research. Unfortunately someone decided they needed the catalogs more than we did and took them home.
by bantam1
Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:24 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano parts
Replies: 5
Views: 2618

Re: Shimano parts

If you cannot find the parts through your local dealer or service center then go to the link Dan posted.
by bantam1
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

The policy has always required a receipt. We were just very lenient with the policy. The warranty was never "no questions asked". This is part of the reason that we had to make a change and eliminate the OTC warranty. We are now requiring the receipt for all warranty evaluations. This star...
by bantam1
Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

Bantam, can I do it without the receipt? Cause that is they the way OTC worked, no receipt was ever brought in to my local store if I had a broken rod. So if your now saying we can then why wasn't my rod replaced when I sent it in? The reason I was given was I didn't send in the receipt. Like I sai...
by bantam1
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

We will still honor the OTC warranty for rods that were purchased during that program period. How it takes place has changed. The dealer can take the rod in and send it to us for inspection. They will not provide you with a rod from their inventory. The research we have conducted from over 30 years ...
by bantam1
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

Our warranty policy always required a receipt even for the rods covered with a limited lifetime warranty. This was in print on the warranty card on the rod and on our website. Here is what was listed on the website for several years: Shimano Rod - Limited Lifetime Warranty As used herein, “Shimano” ...
by bantam1
Tue Jul 29, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

This was due to several rods being replaced under "warranty" that were not warranty failures. The rod warranty was not unconditional. This is a common misconception for any product with a limited lifetime warranty. The rods are covered against material and manufacturer defects. It does not...
by bantam1
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

We eliminated the over the counter warranty due to abuse and misuse of the program. Rods were being replaced that were not warranty related failures. We have taken the entire process in house again. You can send the rods in for evaluation. We will allow you to cut the rod in half to avoid oversize s...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:08 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 Jackall Lures
Replies: 0
Views: 1760

New 2014 Jackall Lures

New 2014 Jackall products Pompadour This new topwater bait brings the return of old lure design with some interesting changes. The side "wings" fold in during the cast to improve aerodynamics and deploy when the lure hits the water. It creates a tight rolling and walking action for a large...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 G.Loomis LSG
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

New 2014 G.Loomis LSG

New 2014 G.Loomis clothing and accessories Corpo SS Tees New color additions! http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/GLCorpoSST_zps3a56e513.jpg http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/GLCorpoSST2_zpsb86e9173.jpg Ricochet Tees http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano20...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 Shimano LSG (Lifestyle Gear)
Replies: 0
Views: 1446

New 2014 Shimano LSG (Lifestyle Gear)

New 2014 Shimano clothing and accessories Shimano cotton Tees Finally we get some short and long sleeve T Shirts! http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/ShimanoTshirts_zps2757b884.jpg Shimano trucker hat addition New stone color option! http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano200...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:01 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 G.Loomis Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

New 2014 G.Loomis Rods

New G.Loomis 2014 rods New Specialty Pro 4X rods The Long Handle Predator and ShortSticks were designed to take advantage of the new heavier, shorter and more aggressive fly lines that have been developed. The line was created for the large, bulky flies. Longer foregrips and “switch style” handles a...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 Shimano Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 2170

New 2014 Shimano Rods

New Shimano 2014 Rods Shimano Jackall Poison Adrena additions A few new casting models have been added. http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Adrena_zps75f08c45.jpg http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Adrena2_zpsbc3c6de6.jpg Expride additions New spinning and casting ve...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: New 2014 Shimano Reels
Replies: 0
Views: 1909

New 2014 Shimano Reels

New 2014 Shimano Reels Beastmaster 9000 http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/Beastmaster_zps2b7f9051.jpg Introducing the Beastmaster 9000! This is the latest electronic powered reel from Shimano. With 55 pounds of drag and 250 pounds of cranking torque, this is the most powerful and d...
by bantam1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

This is not correct. First the lifetime warranty covers against material and manufacturer defects. It is not a no questions asked free replacement if the rod fails. The rod will need to be shipped to us for evaluation. There are no additional fees attached to the rod once it has been received. It wi...
by bantam1
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:51 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

The Antares is the new Calais. There will no longer be a Calais model reel offered.
by bantam1
Tue May 27, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado I release?
Replies: 6
Views: 3704

Re: Curado I release?

We shipped several to dealers at the beginning of May. We are expecting more at the end of this month.
by bantam1
Thu May 22, 2014 6:50 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Shimano rods
Replies: 25
Views: 8841

Re: Shimano rods

The rods are currently on backorder.
by bantam1
Mon May 12, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Calais Service
Replies: 2
Views: 1763

Re: Calais Service

Yes we still service these models and offer the Platinum service.
by bantam1
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Curado I release?
Replies: 6
Views: 3704

Re: Curado I release?

We are showing end of April for Curado 201 I models.
by bantam1
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: calcutta 401d problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2827

Re: calcutta 401d problem

Check the brakes and the bushing on the spool. It will require a drop of oil every once in a while.
by bantam1
Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Japan reel service
Replies: 1
Views: 1350

Re: Japan reel service

If we have parts that will interchange, yes. If we do not have parts then we will not service the reels.
by bantam1
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Shimano Product Forum
Topic: Jackall Iprop
Replies: 0
Views: 1032

Jackall Iprop

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t139/shimano2007/iprop_zps60ef09ba.jpg The I-Motion technique is expanding with the introduction of the Jackall I-Prop 75S. The Jackall I-Prop 75S was created to fish multiple levels of water, from just below the surface to targeting bass in the middle range. The ...

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