There’s nothing subtle about the Mitchell Neptune 7500 ($149.99). If the canary-yellow front drag control, gear housing and crank knob don’t give you pause, then the hulking size of this big-game spinning reel will. Those yellow rubber accoutrements aren’t just for show; they’re responsible for making this workhorse waterproof-ready for boat, pier, jetty or surf duty. The Newptune can spool 235 yards of 20 pound mono and has a powerful 4.2:1 retrieve ratio. Other notable specs include five ball bearings, an aluminum reel seat and crank, a felt/stainless disc drag and a two-year maintenance-free warranty.