Re: saltwater reel, okuma slv?
I have had an slv for about a month and so far its been a good reel. I looked at the konic and it is a very nice reel, but I couldn't say it was worth the extra $90. I used mine in the salt on a recent beach trip and it did fine. I even managed to drop it in the sand once, and to clean it I dipped it in the ocean, it did just fine. I did rinse everything off after every outing though. Mine has a 9wt wf line on it and 125yrds of 30lb braided backing. The only questionable thing on mine is sometimes the clicker engages when I'm reeling in. No drag, just the clicking sound so its not bad just a bit of an annoyance.