I've been doing a little bit of fishing lately. I had not fished since moving from Oklahoma and it is pretty fun getting back into it. We have a private lake here on campus that is stocked with bass, bluegill, and carp (I don't fish for the carp).* I use spinning reels and recently picked up a Pflueger Trion GX-7 that I paired with a Shakespear Ugly Stick Lite, medium action. I also have a Quantum/Ugly Stick ultra-light rig that I use a lot. I'm going to be taking some kids fishing quite a bit in the fall and want to purchase a couple of spincasting rigs - something like the Zebco 33. I want it to be inexpensive, I'm buying it for the kids. But I also want it to be nice enough that if I want to throw a worm in the water or go find some catfish that I could use it myself. The Pflueger stuff is pretty new to me... I'd never heard of it before moving to Ohio. However, I'm very impressed with the spinning reel I've got. It's a lower-end reel, but I believe it's one of the best I've ever had, very high quality and smooth action. I've thought about the Pflueger 1810c. Has anyone had any experience with these? I've also thought about the Zebco 33 gold/platinum, but I just read some really bad reviews - breakage after only a few uses. Does anyone have a favorite spincasting reel? *Some day when we do the annual orientation for new faculty and staff I hope to be the guy who does the "fishing Cedar Lake" part of the orientation.