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FlyPol 04-01-2008 04:25 PM

first salmon rod for
 
Hello!
What you think about?
For somebody new to salmon fishing 15ft 10/11 AFTM rod is OK to try first casts or maybe 14ft 9/10 is better??
Regards,
http://www.fishing-uk.net/
KK

BigCliff 04-01-2008 09:55 PM

Re: first salmon rod for
 
You use odd verbiage for a Glaswegian.

I'd recommend starting out with a 9' 8wt.

FlyPol 04-02-2008 03:06 PM

Re: first salmon rod for
 
Hello!
I'v got last year 10' 7AFTM, and with 7/8 AFTM shooting head + 0.6MM inter running line is work fantastic for trouts!
Now I'm looking for some salmon rod.
Regards,
KK

wfosborn 04-02-2008 08:02 PM

Re: first salmon rod for
 
I'd have to go with Cliff, a 9' 8 weight is just about right. I wouldn't go any heavier unless going for King salmon.

--W

FlyPol 10-14-2008 05:58 AM

Re: first salmon rod for
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wfosborn (Post 25240)
I'd have to go with Cliff, a 9' 8 weight is just about right. I wouldn't go any heavier unless going for King salmon.

--W

Big King salmon in strong river on 9' 8 weight is not to gently??

Frank Whiton 10-14-2008 02:35 PM

Re: first salmon rod for
 
Hi FlyPol,

Since you are asking about a 9/10 or 10/11 rod I must assume that you will be fishing for King Salmon. King Salmon in the 50 to 90 pound range needs a 10/11 weight rod. So I would go with the length of your choice in a 10/11 weight rod.

Now If you are fishing Atlantic or Silver Salmon a one handed 8wt would be a good choice.

Frank


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