My new Shimano Sahara FD 2500 reel is great, while still moderately priced. I picked up a 2500 series reel as I would be spooling it with 12 pound braided line, having adequate line on the reel for all my inshore applications. I have caught many snook, reds, and trout with this reel. It has worked flawlessly and is very easy to maintain, which is a plus. I would definitely recommend this reel to anyone. Here are some pictures of the reel on the water.
Here are some pictures from my recent outings earlier this month. One trip was a catch and release grouper trip, as the season closed June 1. The second was a kayak trip with my sister, it was pretty windy out so were were only out for two hours and we managed to get one trout.
I continued on throwing a DOA paddle tail and boated a bunch of small rat reds. Near a school of mullet. Moving deeper on to the flat I caught some trout to complete today's slam.