My "go to" inshore spinner is a Shimano Carbon Infused Stadic 2500. Penn's Conquer is a close second.
Best bang for the buck IMHO is the Penn SS series or Shimano Saharas. Simple and cheap.
I've not had a chance to fish the Exo (mentioned before) or Smoke from Quantum, but plan to very soon. I do have several of the new Quantum Kinetics (red model) and can't believe how smooth and strong they are. The magnetic bail trip just feels right. These new Quantums shouldn't be overlooked.
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