I second taking a look at the spheros. I have the 3000 FA (they are on the FB series now) but have to agree that it is bullet proof. I do alot of bridge fishing and have been using this reel for about a year. Sometimes I'll even winch fish up the bridge with it (not exactly the recommended use for the reel lol). For $119 I don't think there is a better reel on the market JMHO. Had the reel for a year, don't wash it off after I use it, haven't oiled or greased it, and its still as smooth as the day I got it. Also, they had 22 lbs. of drag! (check shimanos website, I didn't believe it either) Comes in all different sizes too.