Daiwa Aird 2500 or 3000.
I looked at the Shimano's and Pflueger's and felt Aird was just as smooth and I prefer Daiwa over both Shimano (never really cared for their products) and Pflueger (questionable durability from past experience). It's also nice that the Aird comes with a spare spool 1 size up. Meaning the 2500 comes with an extra 3000 spool and the 3000 comes with an extra 3500 spool. I keep my 2500 on all the time with 8 lb fluoro but its nice to have the 3000 b/c I can easily put on the 3000 with 10 lb fluoro if I wanted to.