So I was cleaning out the garage the other day and found a pretty nice Shakespeare 8-foot Big Water Spinning rod. It is in pretty good shape and seems to be a fair rod. The reel attached to it, however, is another story. The "Eagle Claw 5560" is still usable, but just barely. It is rusted and corroded pretty badly. Now I need to find a replacement. I am looking for an appropriately-sized spinning reel that will do well for both pier/surf fishing and also big cats when I take catfishing trips (keeping in mind I am solely a shore fisherman). I would ideally like to keep the budget under 50 bucks. I know that isn't a lot but I don't need anything tremendously elaborate. I have been looking at the Daiwa Emcast Sport and was also wondering about the Quantum Surge Surf. I have heard that Okuma makes quality reels as well that can be found for a decent price on Ebay. Thanks for the help!