I'm in the market for a couple of new spinning reels, but I'm not sure what brand/model. I wonder if anybody out there could give me some idea of what I should get. Let me tell you first, that I've almost exclusively used Garcia Mitchell reels for the past 35 years. Had some that lasted for a good twenty years (except for the bail spring). But lately the quality has gone downhill IMHO. I've had the anti-reverse break on one, and the drag has acted funky on another. Those are pretty basic reel functions, and they were not quality made. Is it still possible to get a great reel at a good price, or do I have to pay through the nose for something that will last? I know, you get what you pay for, but there must be some mid-priced reels that can deliver the goods. I'm looking for medium weight (10-12lb line) with ball bearings. A good bail that isnt hard to trip would be nice. I've seen these magnetic ones advertised: Are they any good? Are any reels made that have the flange of the spool resting inside the reel casing? Years ago I tried a reel with the flange outside of the casing, and it seemed like whenever I used light baits with little weight, the line would get tangled under the spool. I havent been shopping yet, and I suppose they can help me out at a good shop, but I figure a few hundred heads are better than one. Thanks.