Buzz, I think the Shimano fan club would say Curado B5. I can't fault that choice. But I tend to think of Curado as a reel for maximum casting performance, rather than cranking performance.
With the exception of baits under 3/8 ounce, my preference would be Corsair 200A (right handed) or Corsair 301A (left handed). The Corsairs got a bad rap with the quality of the original series, but I'm a fan of "A" version Corsairs. I used the 301A and 401A extensively for heavy/deep crankbaits and was always very satisfied with them. I also used the 401A as my second trolling reel for Striper. It can hold a lot of heavy line, has a bait clicker, yet still casts very well with lures in the 1/2 ounce range.
You can also break open the piggy bank and go for the Calais or Calcutta, both are available in low gear ratios.