Anything around $100 (including sale prices) is a pretty good quality reel. Approaching $200 gets you a lighter reel and sometimes higher quality internal parts. A few more bucks also seems to get you a larger handle assembly which I really, really prefer on all of my reels. Punching, pitching and flipping is all about high drag and high gear ratios. My concept A's come with a 22lb bulldog drag system which is extremely stout. They are lightweight, cork handles are an excellent feature and I really like them. $175 brand new. Or save a few bucks and buy them slightly used which is the route I went and haven't had a problem. I'm no brand snob but these are definitely my favorite reels out of the Abu, Quantum & 13 Fishing reels that I own.