Originally Posted by Rip Tide
It helps a great deal if your reel is anodized, but I used a regular Pflueger Medalist in the salt water for many years and still use one occasionally
You just have to be diligent about keeping it clean and lubed.
I learned that the hard way of course, but it taught me well about taking care of my gear.
A pair of my Medalists with custom drags
Bet that kept your finger nails short and tips polished!!!!