The Abu Garcia Orra SX 10, Shimano Sedona 1000FD and Quantum Kinetic PTi were among the top-rated spinning reels by Field and Stream magazine. Lew’s Speed Spin SS100a also received high marks.
Field and Stream cited the quality construction, high performance and smoothness of the Orra SX 10 in choosing it as the top reel. The Sedona 1000FD tied for first place with the best combination of value and performance. Although it was the smallest of the reels tested, the Kinetic PTi was the easiest to cast. The overall quality of the Speed Spin SS100a was rated as adequate, but issues with smoothness and durability kept it from scoring higher.