After you fished one for a while Phil and everything else thats out there you might just change your mind.Van Staal If youre giving it away I will take it otherwise I wouldnt buy it....even if I had the cash!!!!
There is no comparison to the Vs and the Zees. Maybe the stella . All of the other spinning reels for surfcasting is either ancient with possible issues or inferior in some way.
Otherwise the only option IMHO is the 704Z or 706 - good plugging reels for a 10 or 11 foot rod.
The Quantum Cabo PT 50 is a nice reel for plugging 9 foot rod.
Other guys love Daiwa. The only Daiwa spinning reel I've owned is the emblem pro. A pretty nice reel for distance.
The only ones you can dunk really are the VS and Zs and other modified reels like the z series.