Digging through the old threads, I've found several "best reel" threads, but no "best cheap reels".
My guests, many who've never been saltwater fishing have been beating up my good Quantum Boca reels. I just found a dent in the spool of one.
I want to replace them with "best value" reels, there's a lot of cheap garbage out there, but I'm sure there are some real bargains; good reels at a less then $40.00 pricepoint.
I went to Wallyworld yesterday and got 4 inexpensive trolling rods; two 8 foot glass Shimano FXS rods for $21 each and two 7 foot glass Okuma Tundras for $33 each. The Okuma's came with TU-50 reels but they're garbage. Both types of rods are surprisingly good quality for the price.
The Shimano's are for trolling with downplaners and are medium/heavy rods, the Okuma's (medium/medium) are for using with the downriggers, I'd have gotten shorter poles for downrigger use, but they didnt have any worth a darn.
At any rate, I need best value saltwater spinning reels for under $40.00 that'll hold about 150-200 yards of 20lb mono.
Any ideas? I've heard Daiwa's are great reels for the money but I've no actual experience with them.
Oh, and I need them before this Friday night.