Re: 8wt. Reel Advice
There are so many great reels out there.
I recently inherited a my first Nautilus, a CCF I am impressed by it.
My Old Florida #4 has served me well and though the company name has change I expect the same level of performance from my CCF.
The Nautilus FWX is prices fair and seems to meet you needs.
I also have a Tibor Back County that is a beaut, it has handled some nice fish in fresh and the salt.