In venerable reels, the Daiwa 700C that Alex is using in my OP is the reel most every threadliner wants to acquire.
Because of the small arbor, most fill the spool most of the way with backing and finish with working tippet.
In new reels, the micro end is hands-down Tica Cetus SS500 (the SS grade has the most ball bearings v. bushings, plus a metal spool - and plastic spare spool).
The next step are 1000-2000 size reels. In new reels, these have the advantage of shallow spool (large spool arbor) that really helps threadline management, allowing you to fill the spool to the brim.
I will say right now my Cetus has fished 10 years in the salt with proper care.
Don't think you'd have a worry with any of the Tica reels in the 1000-1500 size for the economy end.
Likewise, Shimano Sahara, Daiwa Legalis. Stepping up Shimano and Daiwa model ranges usually buys smoother reels with longer life.
One like-minded UL spinfisherman on youtube put in a plug for the Okuma Epixor XT20M; though lightweight, this is a larger capacity than most of the reels I'm listing.
If casting distance is your goal, long-spool-stroke is the next-level feature you want.
The economy end is the Tica Libra SX1500.
The step up are the new models of Shimano Stradic (FL), Japan market '19 Vanquish and top-end '18 Stella.
Also look at the new 2020 Daiwa models, which are coming back strong with this feature.
Tough to beat a Shimano Stradic FL1000 for value at the $200 price point, and the closeout prices on the '15 model Stradic FK1000 make it a great buy.
The Japan-only Vanquish is the Engineered Super-UL-reel. It has all the features of the '18 Stella in a yet-lighter package and engineered for the lowest inertia (lowest moving mass) of any reel, ever - maximum sensitivity.
At the in-between price point, the '16-model Stradic Ci4+1000 doesn't have the long-stroke spool of the '19 Stradic/Vanquish/'18-Stella, but light, smooth, and probably the next-lowest inertia reel made - these are also closing out, and the $150 ebay listings are 40% below retail.