My suggestion is to get a Hammer, and well you know where I'm going.
Go buy yourself an openfaced reel or a baitcaster and learn how to use it. Much more effficient casting, line pick-up and better gear ratios leading to a wider range of uses(pitchin, flippin, wormin, crankin, trolling).
OR just maintain what you have. If maintainence is too much the above option is prolly the best.