Good bang for the buck
I have a bunch of Penn's 230',330, and 345's all about 5 to 6 years old. They are very good reels for the money. you can get a better reels i.e Trevalas or TLD's but you will pay twice what you pay for a Penn. I find that a good fresh water cleaning each time they are used will prolong the life of any reel. I personely can't afford to buy the high end stuff. specialy when you have to buy 2 at a time (boat rods) also, my boats to small to go off shore. most of my trolling / fishing is for striper and spanyards, fatties, drum and Cobia. I also prefer lite rod,s for much of my jigging and casting. Greentops got some Sadona's on sale for $39 ( last years model ). Pared up with a Medium, Heavy action rod and 30 lb braid makes a killer casting tool.
A nother note about Greentop, They have many items on sale right now. All striper stuff 10% off and many rod and reels have big discounts. Its worth the drive