I own the Shimano 6500b… It is heavy, tough and well made. Not the best for long casts. The “baitrunner” feature is useful.
I would personally go for a Daiwa Emcast plus 6000 if on a budget. The ‘workmanship’ is not the best but it has a good reputation. It also has a long cast spool. Think I saw one in Smith City Mega on Colombo Street for $185. So you should be able to get it for around $150 the next time they have a sale.
For a bit more the Daiwa Emblem or a okuma axeon would be a good option.