I've heard good reports on the Mitchell Danny but I have got a Epic er 30 and it is a cracking bit of kit.
I know a few people who have various Okuma reels and they all rate them very highly.
IMHO they must be starting to worry Shimano & co.
But at the end of the day its' what suits you sir! suits you sir.
I have an Okuma Epix you can see my review on the on fishing warehouse and fishing magic I have no links to the company.
Quite honestly the epix er 30 is superb I am utterly delighted with mine.
The line lay is spot on the drag is smooth and dependable the reel is very smooth and perfectly happy under pressure you get two decent alloy spools both with line clips and more ball bearings than you can shake a stick at!!
not bought it yet, too busy at work but have decided on the Epix, i still have 7 days to go before my holiday.
My biggest problem is the rod, i do have a 9ft telescopic spinner which is too stiff (my missus prefers them that way
maybe when i get there i could pick something up that is more parabolic on the lines of a light feeder rod.
My bet is the Epix will be on sale over there for 3:99p
Thanks for your reply, i've learnt a lot since discovering this site ie. The popularity of the Okuma reels and obvious quality, and at 40 you can't fault that price, thanks again, its on my list !!!