Re: Need help choosing a new 5wt
get_jiggy: I used an 8 wt for fishing Salmon on the Kenai and the streams that crossed the Parks Hwy when I lived in Alaska. I also had a 5 wt but used that for smaller fish like Grayling and some lake Rainbow fishing. I'd really suggest you think hard about using a 5 wt for Salmon fishing. Good luck with the new rod purchase!