Hardy Marquis 2 or Loop Classic 7/9.
Great reels; nice sound; good balance.
The Loop Classic has nice looks and good mechanics. It will stop a freight train if you wanted it to. I've never taken it off the minimal setting, but if I were chasing Salmon with sea-lice, I'd like to have the option it provides. The Marquis 2 is great because of its simplicity. Very few parts means very few things to break. It's fun to learn how to use your palm or fingers as a drag. If it freezes in cold weather, I just give it a quick dunk in the river and it starts working again (maybe not the best solution, perhaps, but it's never troubled me).