I'll second ssully's confidence on the Tioga reels. I'm on my third ( 2ea 9/10, 1ea 7/8 ) I need low maintenance equipment and these have fit the bill really well over the past three seasons. One of the things that's impressed me is the corrosion resistance of the finish. Mine get a bit banged up coming on / off the boat after each trip and they never get the kind of detailed cleaning that they deserve. Still no signs of deterioration.
The other key point is the cost, $ 120 - 130 for a reel, another $65 for a spare spool.... Hard to beat the price.
You might call Phil Castelton at Castle Arms in Springfield to see if he'll be selling retail at the Wilmington show this year. He'll treat you right and you'll be sure to get a couple of stories...