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  1. I want to build 4 setups around TWO low profile baitcasters for saltwater (Southwest Florida inshore fishing). I currently only have freshwater baitcasters (bass) and conventional beach heavers. I have tons of spinning gear, but I want to change it up and I prefer baitcasters to spinning gear for most applications. When it comes to whats available in low profile baitcasters for salt, I am somewhat a newbie. I fish inshore on a flats and bay boat. I shore, beach, pier, wade, and kayak fish as well. The range of species I target is huge. Light game: mangrove snapper, sheepshead, & trout. (Occasional spanish mack) Large game: Snook, jacks, tarpon, reds, & grouper. I want a light lure setup (300 size) and a heavy (400 size) setup. Light Setup This reel would be used for light jigs, spoons, jerkbaits, small live bait, popping corks. Heavy Setup This reel would be used for medium chunk bait, large live bait, large swimbaits, heavy bucktails/flarehawks, large poppers, & jerkbaits. Ideally, I would have 4 rods, 2 or each reel. I am not concerned about rod models yet, as I build custom rods and have not decided to build or purchase the associated rods. I just want to get a few reels and build rods around them for my applications. 2 in fiberglass or ugly stiks for live bait/poppers I am not too overly concerned with rod sensitivity on live bait rods. 2 would be faster action graphite blanks (one medium/light, one heavy) I am interested in a 300 & 400 series Tranx or Lexa (not interested in the Revo Beast or Okuma models). (I would love a Tranx 500, but I can't justify $500 for this setup) I would like to have one of each, Lexa & Tranx. Which should I purchase for the 300 and which for the 400? Eventually, I will purchase dedicated reels for each rod. At the moment I want to stick with two nicer baitcasters. I prefer to have multiple blanks/spools for each reel depending on the application and get the most use out of each reel! I know I can get by with a size 200 real, but I don't mind a little extra weight, and I like the added ruggedness the 300 series reels seem to have over 200 sizes at the moment. Thoughts? Am I off base? What would you guys recommend? Should I just buy a 400 and buy spare spools?