Opinions advice on makes of fly reels
I have come seeking the advice/opinions on a few makes of fly reels. I am in the market for a fly reel that will suit my 9 wt. rod that I use to fish the MA and RI shorelines. They all share a few charecteristics. Price: all are in the $200.00 +/- range. All have a large arbor and all are from well known makers.
1. Cabela's SR Series Fly Reels
2. Teton Specialist Series Fly Reels
3. Old Florida Large Arbor
4. St. Croix Large Arbor
I did leave out a few other makes for various reasons. The Redington AL Series, Teton Trinity Series, and Okuma Large Arbor. All three I have tried but have found lacking in some respects. I intend for this reel to last for some time, not to replace it again 2-3years down the road. I will buy one reel and multiple spools.
So give me your advice, opinions, praise, derision, warnings, pros and cons. Or if you know of another make that fits the bill, fire away!