i am looking for a 9 wt. reel that can handle fishing in the keys in april, but more importantly, striper fishing in massachusetts. the reels in my price range are the battenkill disc, battenkill mid-arbor, battenkill large arbor, or the battenkill bar stock. i am leaning towards the bar stock, just because it has the most backing capacity of any of them. let me know what you think and what your experiences are.