Thank you and I agree after doing some research. I will be fishing the salt as well but will have a separate setup for that.You should be able to find a Hardy St. John. Very nice reel on a single-hand rod, especially if you just fish rivers.
An Islander LX3.8 would be nice, but your $$ limit might be a bit low. Nice reel and also good in the salt. I use the 3.8LX on my 9', 7-8 wt. coho/bonefish rods, and also on my switch rods. Very happy.
pm sent thanksI have a Ross Cimarron C-4 with 2 spare spools in very good condition listed
in the classified at $165 shipped in US or Canada for $180. With the 2 extra
spools you would have a lot of options for lines. Good value for the money.
I will bump up the listing or you can use the search under "cimarron' to find
the listing with a picture. Thanks, Stan