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A 10' #8 rod will handle kings also, just limit the leader to no more than 20 pounds. I use 15 and land them without breaking the leader. I used to use 25 pound Maxima but was losing fish because I was forcing them in with a 9' 9 weight. Now I use technique rather than brute force and I believe I land them quicker.
It's been since 86 since I was up in the Maritime's. I went three years in a row 83 - 86. I think Cape Breton is one of the most beautiful places I ever saw.