I want to get a better reel. I have been using an ugly stick rod and reel combo. It has served me well but I recently had a chance to use a more expensive reel lent to me by a friend and it was much better. I usually fish for bass and pike from shore but may want to try some carp fishing this summer. I've been looking at the Shimano Bait Runner online. If I was only buying one reel would this be a good all round reel for various species? Any recommendations on size? I like the bait runner feature .... at least the sound of it. I haven't actually fished with this reel.
Any thought would be appreciated.