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I've read on the Barn that many folks are happy with the performance of Okuma spinning reels. I've always liked Shimano for their smooth operation with little or no backlash and solid anti-reverse. I am looking to find which model Okumas would be comparible in performance to the Shimano Stradics? Are they really a better value? My Stradics only last about 3 years realistically(that's if I don't run them over). After that they are pretty beat up and need replacing. At $125 X 3, this can get a little expensive. I know Penns are way more durable but I just love the smooth operation of the Shimanos. Just considering my options since I hoping to find a few good deals at the Boat Show or Flea Markets. Thanks in advance.