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Old 09-14-2007, 10:43 AM
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Default Re: Larger fish equipment question-Salmon -steelhead

Good Question :

For me I have a Thomas/Thomas 10' 7wt Steelhead rod
that works great for me several ways. I specifically use it
for Steelhead & Smallmouth. Plus I have a 9' 9wt for Salmon &
Largemouth Bass. Both have reels with excellent disc drags.
If your thinking of going after Salmon I'd recommend a
9wt rod. You may want to also spend a little more $$$ to get
a reel that has the drag system to help hold/land that strong
of a fish, especially if they are fresh in the river. They will get
into the backing rather quickly.

Also you may want to find a inexpensive 4wt outfit to fish
for panfish. A 6/7wt rod probably does not flex too much with
that size of fish. It's a pretty general rule-of-thumb : the
lighter the fish the lighter the rod. Plus it's more fun on a
lighter rod.

Make sure to hold on when those Big Boys hit,

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