How about a used Daiwa BG? You can ususally find them on the auction site and they are battlewagons.
I agree on this reel too. The BG series is a metal workhorse that should
last you 50 years. I own a few. Not the most refined, but it is all you will
need to get the job done.
No need to buy used. You can pick up one of these for under $80.00.
Great bang for the buck!