Curado all the way! I have 5 myself. Get the 200 not the 100 size as you'll be able to get your thumb on the spool better (also easier to pick out backlashes). The Catala sucks in my opinion. I thought it would be a good reel as a couple friends who fish hard have one (they have had good luck). I have gone thru two of them. The rachet wouldn't release into freespool so that an ugly whirr/grind would occur during casts. Shimano couldn't fix what was wrong so they gave me a second one in exchange. It had the same problem and also had a drag washer tweak inside so that it wouldn't back off. Now I have a Calcutta that has replaced the Catalas.