Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Salmon River NY, Atlantic Ocean N.J.
Check out any of the Lamsons they're all nice and reasonable. Hardy has the Bougle and Marquis in ur price range. Speyco makes a bunch of reels between $400-$500 that are bulletproof and will balance out any rod if u like classic style. Those are some of the reels I have and there are lots of other good reels out there for $500 or less! Just make sure u at least hold the reel or put it on ur rod b4 u decide to buy it online. It's tough, everyone has different needs and casting styles with Spey fishing