Last year I tried out a new reel and absolutely loved it. It went through cold, hot, wet, mud, sand and went swimming a couple times and didn't skip a beat. Daiwa Ballistic on the best rod ever the St. Croix Avid. It shouldn't surprise anyone that I bought the exact same rig again.
Have another avid coming...is on back order...going to put another ballistic on it.
My 2021 arsenal. I love paddle handles and love Daiwas...One Penn leftover I loan out when someone needs a rod.
Need new line on all.