Light modern reels for abusive fishing... whats your recommendation?
Most of my non-classical reels are currently Ross, but I find that they do not hold up to abusive trips to Bolivia, India, Mongolia, etc. Bent reel feet, bent spools, sand inside, etc.
What would your recommendations be for bomb-proof reels? (Single hand line weights 9 / 11 / 13) Since these go on single-hand rods, ideally they should be not too heavy.
Nautilus? Hatch? Mako?
Ps: Given the number of reels I've ruined, I'd be happy to pay a premium for a reel that will survive such treatment.