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    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,
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    KK

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    You use odd verbiage for a Glaswegian.

    I'd recommend starting out with a 9' 8wt.
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    I'd rather hunt fish than bait deer any day.

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    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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfosborn View Post
    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??

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    Default 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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