Originally Posted by shauntexex
Im here its going great get the Revo MGX 5 ounces and if its too expensive I've heard the dora the explorer rod and reel combo with the 3 1/2 ft extra limp is the ticket! Plus I heard you couldn't catch a goldfish in the pet store with a seine net proooooooooooooo
On a serious note, I have been a Shimano fan for a loooong time. I own several of them and 2 Revos & now a Lews. I bought the Revos in 2009 & 2010. I probably fish a minimum of 40 times a year (weekend warrior) and I haven't needed a professional cleaning or any parts replaced on either one of these reels yet. (I hope I didn't just jinx myself!) All I do is rinse them after each use and oil them once in a while. They still work great! My Shimanos, on the other hand, have needed several bearings replaced and require a professional deep cleaning a minimum of once a year for the 10+ years I've been using them. When someone says that Lews is a Revo that doesn't scare me a bit.
POC, if you have any doubt spend that $200 on a Chronarch. They are still made in Japan and they are great reels.