Do you want a spincast or spinning reel? Spinning reel I would go with a shinano whatever your budget will afford. Don't have much use for a spincast.
+1!!! on both
Shimano has 2 or 3 steps up to match yer budget. Go with Sahara level if you can.
I like 500's for crappie.
Sedona or Sahara's will be fine. Very smooth, light weight and strong. Great drag.