Ross will be making an inexpensive reel this year (around a hundred bucks) that should fit the bill. It will be like the cimeron, but cast(as opposed to machined) and made in England (as opposed to the USA). I suspect it will be made at the same factory (Orvis owned) that makes the Battenkill reels (as well as some Scientific Anglers, LL Bean and others). I don't know if they are already at shops (I haven't seen one yet).
One cast can change your day...maybe your life.