Shimano has been pushing the envelope with their reels. They keep improving their internals making for smoother, more powerful reels than their competition. Shimano makes baitcasting reels for everything from freshwater fishing to big game saltwater fishing. No manufacturer has a more diverse lineup. If you are in the market for a baitcasting reel, you won't go wrong with a Shimano.
Shimano manufacturers low profile baitcasting reels and round baitcasting reels. Certain models come in left handed.