Originally Posted by wiznut
My choice in that price range would be the Pflueger President XT. Solid performance/reliability in a pretty light reel for the price.
Cabela's has them on sale now for 50 bucks.
I haven't used the XT but have used The President, the regular one, in Saltwater and they hold up well.
I may have to order a couple of XTs.
Nothing last forever in the salt , at least not of the under 75 dollar reels that I use.
I would like to try the Lew's sometime. I may have to get one of those too.