Mitchell Avocet Silver III 2000 FD. I bought 2 of these reels six years ago and they set me back £12 each, since then I’ve used them for all my fishing (except trotting where I use a centerpin).
I can’t begin to count how many fish they’ve caught - but it does include carp to 28lb, pike to 18lb, barbel to 12lb, chub to six and both mine and James PB crucians. I’ve got my money’s worth out of them!
I have finally used one to destruction - having caught one jack it seized as a second hit the lure - I had to handline the pike in. Time to replace them - and I’m definitely buying Mitchell!