Raise your weapons:
Spinning/popping/stickbait Daiwa Dogfight 8000H - fast retrieve, bullet proof drag, smooth reel. Only your knots will let you down
Stray lining - Daiwa Saltiga 15HL - Compact, super smooth retrieve and drag. Strong reel the drag is the best I’ve ever felt
Jigging/deep sea - Jigging master PE7 powerspell. Mental drag, strong internals, can jig all day no issues.
What’s your weapon of choice ?
One of the first reels I purchased that got me hooked on higher end tackle: Daiwa Sol
This one has some mods done to the spool, ZPI handle that's 85mm in length, custom knobs, and drag upgrade. Should slay some bass this coming season