Penns for all types. The only problem I had is a broken tip on a Torque rod which might have been my fault as it looked like a crimp where it broke. NO, I don't own any stock other than my investment in the rods & reels. Maybe I should have :yes:.
Mostly fly fishing in the salt--Ross Reels--excellent performance and value.
All of my conventional and spinning reels are Penn (but mostly more than 20 years old--some are closer to 30+ when there were few brands and Penn was universally the recognized as the best)
What no Zebco's on the pole?....That's what I cut my teeth on as a kid. Started off with a 202 then got a 303 @ eight for my birthday.
Moved on to an Olympic spinning combo then at 15 got an ABU 5500 that I still use every once in a while.As for now like alot of you I have this need,desire,...(addiction) to keep adding stuff to my arsenal. I think we all have favorites and sometimes cycle through what we think brings us luck....(you know fisherman aren't supersticious); primary's go like this for me.
Trolling for stripers- Penn
Anchoring for cobia,drum-Shimano baitrunners,TLD's,and a lucky Diawa sealine 30...ABU 7500.
Baitfishing-small spinners-shimano and diawa
Casting in the lightline-ABU or shimano spinner or Diawa spinner.
They all are pretty good if you take care of them!
Finn Nor spinning reels should be on that list. I've got 6 of them (small to large) I've been using for over 10 years. I've never had one minute of trouble out of any of them and the drags are smooth as a baby's bottom. They are well made and impervious to salt water. They are FANTASTIC reels and I highly recommend them.