Of course, you pay for what you get. I pretty much listed high end reels, and cannot consciously recommend anything else to you. Do your shopping around online and research each product on these fishing forums, you'll soon get a feel of what is suitable for your needs from other's experiences with them. Hope that helps!
I tell you this stuff is confusing it makes my head spin. One companies 30 is too big and the 50 in another is ok. I am wanting a conventional setup as I have a Cabo 80 spinner which is in the shop after one trip and will be getting a Stella one of these days.
Thanks I'm new to this and was considering one to jig with. what is a good size to jig with?
To answer your question, I would personally choose one of the above mentioned reels to jig with.
This is the specs for the Tiagra 30
TI30A 52.4 Oz. High Gear 3.9:1 Low gear 1.7:1
52 ouncs is a lot of weight to jig with all day.
On the scat cat I was jigging with an Accurate B2 665 Narrow. It is light enough for me to jig with and not get tired so easily. The low gear is also nice if you hook onto something big.
The 3.9:1 gear ratio on the Tiagra is too slow for my liking also. This coudl be a good chunking reel though.