If you're looking for an affordable spinning reel, that's also built to last, check out the Shimano Nasci. I've got 3 of them now and just love them. I've had lots of spinning reels through they years, some cheap and some expensive. At $99.99, I would put MY Nasci reels up against any reel at 2 to 3 times that price. I probably used these more than my casting rods in the last 2 years, tossing ned rigs, shakey heads, drop shot. etc. I haven't even serviced them yet and they're smooth as silk.