Re: Saltwater reel
Don't use the Okuma SLV in saltwater. I have a couple that I like very much but despite careful cleaning after each use the finish started blistering. I now only use them for salmon fishing. Any good anodized reel will work. I have many different reels and all (for the SLV) work fine in saltwater. Look on a big auction site for any of the following:
STH (anodized, not the crinkle coated ones)
Lamson Guru, Velocity, Radius
Fin Nor FR/CR (some were labeled for Cabelas)
THere are tons of other choices.