What are some of the best reels available for freshwater fishing?

I would like to get a nice reel for my husband for his first father’s day. He mainly fishes in lakes and creeks. Occasionally on the river. I have no idea what to look for in a good reel. What should I look for or what is a good reel to buy? I don’t want to spend over a $100. The reel would be for a Cabela’s 7′ 0″ rod.

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