Dan I think your info on the gossa drag problem is a little dated. The gosa used to have a problem with the drags. That issue was addressed several years ago. The New gosa's is problbly the best priced spinner on the market for sub 100lb tuners. At 28 oz, 44lb max drag, and line capasity of 400 yards of 65lb braid it out performs anything in its class at $300 bucks. Can you get a better reel with more drag, more line capasity etc? Absolutly, but can you do it for under $300. And has it proven itself.There are a few new choices on the market worth considering I think if you are talking NJ tuna to say #100. When you get in the NC Bluefin I think you are limited to either Stella 18K/20K or Daiwa Saltiga / Dogfight.
So if we are discussing NJ tuna to #100 then Saltist, Saragosa are ok, but they are largely plastic. The drags have been known to be problematic on the Saragosa.
In our quest to provide a very good reel that the average human can afford, we are now carrying both the
The Canyon Spinning and the Fox Reels from the UK.
Here are shots of the very reasonable Fox ($489.00) with #35 lbs of drag, oversized super heavy duty bail roller, custom style ball bearing power handle included.
Many shops get well over $150 for this type of Ball bearing handle
We demo'd the FOX reels this past weekend, and their $489.95 all metal spinner, sporting a custom "$189.00" handle which is included standard got alot of interest.