I'm hesitant on spending too much money on a setup at this point just in case baitcasting isn't up my alley. Maybe I need to take up baitcasting on a low profile setup during normal trout season when that type of reel would benefit me more. We're going into salmon season in a week and I shouldn't be investing in the larger, more expensive gear if I don't know if I'm going to even like it. I've never had any problems with spinning. I just wanted to see if I could get even more distance out of my casts.
It doesn't help that I'm one of those looking for a left-hand retrieve. I often find sales and good deals, but they're for righties only. Although, after your comment about looking into saltwater reels, I did find this sale reel on Cabelas that is in stock only in a left-handed model and is almost half price: http://www.cabelas.com/...480%253Bcat104760180