Like a lot of folks, I buy gear thinking I need something and it doesn't quite work out so I buy more stuff...lol.
So my mainstay for halibut is a two speed and a single speed avet SX. As I focused on halibut, I thought, I need something bigger and maybe something that can fish 1,000ft or more down. So I picked up a Shimano tld 20. TOO HUGE! Works great though, maybe I will use it as my anchor winch...lol. My avet sx handled the hundred pounder in probably 10 minutes or less. Plenty big. Plenty strong.
So, going the other way now, I think a lightweight low profile baitcaster would be awesome on my shimano trevala jig sticks or my new Seeker 7ft rod. Both are super light weight and really strong. I don't need it to hold much more than 100 yards of line...probably 50lbs test braid. What I need is gears solid enough that it will last me for a year or two...preferably saltwater tolerant. I prefer to keep my reels under $250 so non of those insane 1,000 dollar reels please....
Any suggestions? Basically I am looking for something considerably lighter than an avet sx (14oz for single speed) that can hold 100 yards of 50lbs braid and last for more than a halibut or two in a saltwater environment.
Okuma Cedros and abu garcia inshore revo seems to fit the bill... Any others I should be looking at?