Sometimes I don't treat my spinning reels as well as they should. They get used hard, in fresh water and salt, knocked around in kayaks and boats, and when everything goes right, they get put to the test by big, strong fish. And that's why I have Penn reels on most of my rods. They not only cast well and have strong, smooth drags, they are built tough and stand up to any abuse I dish out. There are models for any application, from light tackle to stouter outfits. With their distinctive gold styling, these workhorses look as good as they perform. —A.L.