My saltwater spinning rig is the same 7' uglystik LITE rod (cork handles) and I use a quantum incyte40 reel. If you can find this reel.....it is the best 50 dollars you will ever spend on a reel. I have had mine for going on 4 years now...and have never done more than rinse it off...and it spins like new. No noise, no hesitation just lovelyness. The crankhandle does have a tiny bit of pitting from the salt....but other than that it even looks new. Great great reel for the money.
They are getting hard to find though. Not sure why they were discontinued or whatever...I think they were replaced in the quantum line with the catalyst.
I got mine way back and paid 40dollars for it at kevins....2 years later I got another one from there for 50 bucks for freshwater.
~ Dave ... now with Tapatalk !