Tioga is a great value!
I have a Tioga on my 9wt. and have caught stripers, jacks, steelhead, king salmon, blues, and false albacore with it. Holds plenty of backing and has a decent drag. Thing has been great! I've fished it hard for 8 or 9 years. Spare spools are cheap and swapping them out is much easier than on my Abel Super 8.