As the title says, I need two large yet inexpensive spinning reels. Need the ability for long casts and the ability to hold heavy weight line (20-30lb mono). I was going to purchase a couple of Diawa DF100A Giant reels but the reviews are spotty, some say good and some have had failures. Shakespeare Alphas seem to be a little too cheaply built for my tastes. Have not tried the Shakespeare Tidewaters. I could spring for a couple of Diawa Emcast Sports but I'm trying to go a little cheaper. What say all of you? I'm putting them on two Diawa Beefsticks that are 9' and rated for 1 to 6 ounces. I'm aware that you get what you pay for as I do own quality tackle (Baitrunners mated to St. Croix rods) but I'm now on a tight budget.