Re: lowest priced machined reel?
What do you consider cheap? If I could find one in the size I wanted, my first choice would be clearance Orvis Battenkill Barstocks, they have the III for $80. Their new version of the Click and Pawl BBS is $98 and it is a nice looking reel. Cheapest ones I know of is from the Angler's Roost, 100 and 200 series. Run around $50 +/- depending on the model. I have one, as does my wife and dad. Only issue I found is that switching the retrieve is more complex that other reels I have.
- William Jensen