For the salt go with the best reel you can afford.
A list of the best would include the Galvans mentioned above, plus the Nautilus but would include the Ross, Lamson and a few others on the sealed drag side. Many, including the record books and myself, favor the cork, drawbar drag
such as the Bauers, Tibors, Abels, the Old Florida (no longer made) and a few others. I favor the Bauers although I'd not hesitate to buy any Old Florida Reel that comes my way and certainly not turn down a Tibor or an Abel. (Ebay) Right now I have a couple Bauers, an Abel, and an Old Florida as well as an Albright I won in an auction. All will work well is my bet but again I prefer the cork draw bar drag.