Re: reel sizing for us warmwater guys:)
Revor....If you are looking for more weight in a reel but not more size you might try one of the new Pfleuger Medalists. The 1500 series are heavier than the 1400 series reels and but they have an exposed rim. The original USA made reels were the best but no longer available new. They then went to Japan and they were real junk. For the last few years they have been made in China (which upsets me) but the quality approaches the USA made reels. I have 3 of the new China reels and they are very serviceable and I believe they will last many years of heavy use and abuse.