Originally Posted by littledavid123
Orvis Battenkill with disc drag $100.00 - $150.00, just a perfect reel and underpriced in my opinion. Use the disc drag or palm with your hands, or set the drag light and palm if needed. I have more expensive reels, hardy, abel and others but this reel takes a real beating and continues to perform for me.
I have both BBSII and BBSIII and for the $$$ they're dandy. For a little less there's the popular Okuma reels, the SLV (large arbor) and even less expensive, the Sierra. As Mosca said...there are several depending on the price you're shooting for.