I'm looking to build my dream High-end offshore rig to use for Tuna, bottom fishing, Slow Jigs and Live Bait. I dont plan on doing much casting other than 250g-450g flat fall jigs. I'm not rich but have no problem spending top dollar for my passion toys as I have thousands in custom Guitars, amps, and custom Mountain Bikes. Why not have a $1,400 offshore Rig and I do whats needed to get it, work 2nd part-time, overtime, Sell Ebay, whatever. So its not about what is cheaper or value!! I recently bought my dream Rod a very stout 6ft. G.Loomis HLBR72-50C Halibut Rod with the graphite Roller guide and Tip. I've always wanted one for over 7 years but have been using Shimano Terez rods, okuma, and St.Croix. I finally ordered it and I am now looking for the perfect reel. I currently have several hi-end reels between $400-$600 from Shimano, Daiwa, and Truth and was thinking about getting a PENN International 30VSW in Silver. I wanted something big with lots of torque and line capacity and I love the way it felt in my hands but not the weight. Someone recommended the AVET HXW and in my research I narrowed it down to the HXW Raptor 3 and while doing so have since fell head over heels with the Accurate ATD 12. I love its entire concept and build design even though I have never held one in person because no dealers in my state keep in stock. I"m torn between the lighter weight, 3 speed option, high line capacity, and ergonomics of the AVET vs the Pure Engineering brilliants of the Accurate ATD 12. Any suggestions??