If you're after a medium to heavy, levelwind, overhead reel, you can go to town spending a fortune on getting the biggest and baddest reel you can find - or you can go with the no-nonsense, honest strength of the Shimano Tekota.
With anti-rust bearings, and diecast aluminium frame and spool, you know this is one tough reel, but clever technology makes sure that it functions perfectly too.
It has super-smooth, Dartanium drag washers that release the line evenly and without tangles, so they're great for all sorts of fishing situations.
You'll get an 11kg maximum drag, 4.2:1 retrieve rations and a line capacity of 375 metres - and it all tips the scales at just over 800g.
It may not be the best looking, or the biggest game fishing reel, but you can always rely on the Shimano Tekota to get the job done.