lemme ask the same thing N2Tuna asked I need help choosing a coupla spinning reels. I ain't in Dallas no mo' and there is not a lot tackle shops around. I have been reading on this site for a couple years and i have seen a lot of information on the lower end spinning reels. My budget is in the $200 range. I have seen the following reels new on various online stores but is there sumpin on this list or another suggestion y'all might have in this price range for a coupla spinners to put on on my private boat for guests......... Fin Nor OFS 95 $139 Shimmano Spheros 1400 $110 Shimmano Thunus $220 Quantum Cabo PTS 80 $169 Penn 950ssm $119 Penn 9500ss $149 Okuma VS 65/80 $189 i don't really wanna be turning over any stellas, zeebasss, or van staals to novices that might drop'em in-the-drink mostly i want sumpin big, lotta capacity, and enough drag to handle hard runners like yft, ajs, sails, etc........ but i just won't be having to deal with rig legs or other lines hanging over the side of a headboat if that makes any differnce between a headboat reel suggestion and a private boat reel suggestion i guess i could just get a coupla them daiwa giants and consider'em one-shot-disposables but i'd actually like to see'em have a chance at landing their fish if y'all think those daiwa giants are just cr^p made strickly for catfishermen in fresh water....... the danged things (the DF100A) holds 320yds o'30# and/or 240yds o'40# mono!...... i think i'd prolly would wanna put heavy spectre on'em but feel like that might be like putting lipstick on a pig any thots?