RustyHook, I am also in SW FL (Cape Coral). for spinning reels I use the following: Quantum Cabo size 40, Okuma V-System size 30,55 and 80, for baitcasters I use Quantum Cabo CBC20, Quantum Energy PTS, Penn Sargus, Abu Revo Inshore.
I have used Pflueger medalist, Shimano stradic and Penn spinfisher, they lasted a few years, then I upgraded to the ones above.
As far as baitcasters, I upgraded from Pflueger contender ss and calcutta.
If you want to shoot me an email, I have some new and used rods and reels that I have been selling, spinning, casting and offshore.
Maybe even wet a line.
email@example.com just put NAFC in subject, as I don't open emails if I don't recognize them.