I'd look at the BB1 from Lew's... As mentioned speed isn't going to matter as much in this case,
I think the most important factor would be casting distance, so you could make long casts and cover as much water as possible from one spot.
So with that said, I'd look at the Lew's BB1 which will cast a country mile, or these new reels I'm carrying from Sixgill, that will sure enough cast a country mile. Price range is very similar to the BB1, and they have cork handles, honestly I think they are made by the same company making 13 reels. Because they look almost identical, but don't carry the 13 concepts price tag.
Lastly, I have one BB1 left in stock that I actually have on sale right now, and would bring you in WAY under your mentioned budget. And I could ship it to you today.