Salmon Fishing Rods

Saturday, December 16th 2017.

Choosing your Rod

Choosing the correct salmon fishing rods from the walls upon walls of different types displayed can be a bit of a difficult task, simply because of the huge selection involved. There are many different compositions, lengths, weights, and set ups on rods used for salmon fishing. The type of rod you choose will often be dictated according to the salmon fishing that you do, but there are some basic rules to keep in mind when choosing any rod whether you are looking for a salmon casting rod, saltwater spinning rod, or trolling rod.

Here are some great salmon rods that we recommend you check out!

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$59.99
$59.99

Shakespeare Tidewater Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"With super-strong, solid-glass blanks and heavy-duty components, Tidewater rods answer the growing demands of big-water

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$249.99
$249.99

St. Croix Avid Series Surf Spinning Rods
Cast all day without tiring when youre outfitted with an Avid Series Surf Rod. Built for serious surf anglers of a high-

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$99.99
$99.99

Wright McGill Blair Wiggins S-Curve Inshore Spinning Rod
"Wright McGills proprietary S-Curve blank construction maximizes your advantages on the water with its blend of superior

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$99.99
$99.99

Penn Ally Boat Rod - Stainless Steel
"Strong lifting power is essential in a superior boat rod andthe Penn Ally Boat Rod, with its one-piece tubular glass bl

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$79.99
$79.99

Penn RampageBoat Rod - Stainless Steel
One-piece tubular glass blanks feature Solid Tip Technology for the superior lifting power you need in a boat rod. Pac B

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$64.99
$64.99

Ande Stand Up Rods
"These specialty technique rods increase strain on large fish while you stand to help bring them to the boat quicker. To

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$159.99
$159.99

Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel
"Built using unique high-pressure production techniques, Tsunamis Airwave Elite Surf Spin Rods boast strong, powerful hi

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$79.99
$79.99

Penn Rampage Conventional Jig Rod
"Soft, yet durable rubber gimbal provides the same function as a traditional metal gimbal without the worries of scratch

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$79.99
$79.99

Penn Rampage Spin Jig Rod
"Soft, yet durable rubber gimbal provides the same function as a traditional metal gimbal without the worries of scratch

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$89.99
$89.99

Okuma SST Halibut Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Designed specifically for halibut fishing, Okuma SST Halibut Casting Rods use heavy-duty boat guide a strong E-glass ro

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$109.99
$109.99

Falcon Deep Blue Johnny Walker Rod
"With a well-deserved reputation as one of the top offshore fishermen in the gulf, Captain Johnny Walker puts his expert

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$149.99
$149.99

Lamiglas Insane Surf Spinning Rod
"In these surf spinning rods, Lamiglas perfectly tuned actions come matched with X-Flock heat-shrunk grips that are toug

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$149.99
$149.99

Lamiglas Insane Surf Casting Rod
"In these Lamiglas Surf Casting Rods, Lamiglas perfectly tuned actions come matched with X-Flock heat-shrunk grips that

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$119.99
$119.99

Cabela's Salt Striker Surf Spinning Rod - Stainless Steel
Our Salt Striker Surf Spinning Rods are crafted of lightweight IM8 graphite that boasts increased sensitivity. Fuji stai

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$69.99
$69.99

Penn Allegiance II Inshore Spinning Rod
"Extremely durable and sensitive, Penns Allegiance II Inshore Spinning Rod is ready for battle with shallow-water specie

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$79.99
$79.99

Penn Allegiance II Inshore Casting Rod
"Extremely durable and sensitive, Penns Allegiance II Inshore Casting Rod is ready for battle with shallow-water species

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$109.99
$109.99

Penn Batallion Surf Spinning Rod
"Crafted of a two-piece graphite-composite blank for strength and saltwater performance, Penns Battalion Surf Spinning R

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$179.99
$179.99

Shimano Teramar Northeast Casting Rod
"From New England down through the Jersey Coast, the specialized design and specific actions and lengths of Shimanos Ter

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$159.99
$159.99

Shimano Teramar Northeast Spinning Rods
"From New England down through the Jersey Coast, the specialized design and specific actions and lengths of Shimanos Ter

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$59.99
$47.88

Tsunami Saphire XT Pro Spinning Rod - Stainless Steel
"The high-modulus graphite Tsunami Saphire XT Pro Spinning Rod is extra tough with a solid tip, yet its 30% lighter than

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$179.99
$179.99

Shimano Trevala S Casting Rod
"Go ahead and spot fish those sunken stone outcroppings and wrecks, Shimanos Trevala S Casting Rod features specific act

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$179.99
$179.99

Shimano Trevala S Spinning Rod
"Go ahead and spot fish those sunken stone outcroppings and wrecks, Shimanos Trevala S Spinning Rod features specific ac

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$499.99
$499.99

St. Croix Legend Trek Spinning Rods - Titanium
"Ultralightweight, super-sensitive and extra durable, St. Croixs Trek Spinning Rods feature high-modulus graphite blanks

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$459.99
$459.99

St. Croix Legend Trek Casting Rods - Titanium
"Ultralightweight, super-sensitive and extra durable, St. Croixs Trek Casting Rods feature high-modulus graphite blanks

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$159.99
$159.99

St. Croix Tidemaster Casting Rods - Silver
"St. Croix Tidemaster Casting Rods are crafted of premium-quality SCII graphite for outstanding strength, sensitivity an

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$99.99
$99.99

Lew's Tournament Performance TP1 Speed Stick Inshore Casting Rod
"Spend one day on the water with a Tournament Performance TP1 Speed Stick Inshore Casting Rod from Lews and youll be hoo

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$299.99
$299.99

Abu Garcia Fantasista Beast Casting Rods
"Built for precision power and long-term durability, Abu Garcias Fantasista Beast Casting Rods targets both in-shore spe

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$179.99
$179.99

Penn Carnage II Boat Spinning Rods
"Penns Carnage II Boat Spinning Rod combines the necessary strength for huge open-water fish with the balance for all-da

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Length of the rod butt

This is the amount of rod behind the reel, and a good rule of thumb is to have six to twelve inches available. This length is needed to give you some extra support when you are playing or landing a fish; you will be able to use your stomach for some added leverage. Without the rod supported on your stomach, you would have to do all the work with your arms, and that will tire you out quickly. On the other hand, a butt that is too long will mean you have to stretch your arms out to an uncomfortable level, not to mention that if it's a salmon spinning rod you'll need more room for your cast. Finally, consider the specific needs for trolling; saltwater boat rods with butts that are too short will not sit in the holder, slipping out and overboard with the first big Chinook strike or wave they catch, so make sure your salmon trolling rod (commonly called "mooching" rods) has the proper butt length to allow for that sturdy seat in the boat while you're trolling around the water.

Weight

Light is the key word here; purchase the lightest rod that you can find. Travelling down a river bank in the brush with heavy equipment can cause fatigue over time and is very cumbersome. You should also take a look at the weight balance of the rod you are looking at; find where the rod balances by placing it on your forefinger. The balance point should be where you would naturally put your hand while you fish; if not, then look for a different rod.

Specific fishing

Shorter six foot, to nine foot salmon fly fishing rods can provide you with a lot of excitement when you are out casting for salmon such as coho or steelhead, as they make even smaller fish feel huge on the landing. If you are out for the big guys like chinook, then you don’t need the extra excitement and anywhere from size 8 (8 foot) to size 10 rod will be your most common size for big salmon. When you are looking for saltwater boat rods, get mooching rods that are ten feet long or so; they will put the lines out far enough that they don’t get tangled., and also gets the bait out far enough from your boat. Mooching rods typically also have soft tips, which will rise on a bite by a fish at the other end.

If you tend to go fishing for salmon by yourself, you are going to want to remember that landing them can be really difficult if your rod is too long. You need to be able to net the fish as well as keep your line tight; the longer your rod, the higher you are going to have to lift it to get that fish within netting distance of the boat. If you are bar fishing and you are on shore, it's easy enough to drag the fish up onto the bar by backing up, but if you're in a tight spot then you really have to be careful and watch you don't loose the fish.

Go Salmon Fishing Tip:

Horsing and overplaying - two things that can really ruin your catch are "horsing" and "overplaying." Horsing is a term used when an angler is using excessive force and pulling back on their salmon fishing rod, which causes your line to snap, rod to break or worse the fish to have damage that could lead to waste or death. Overplay is a term used when an angler is playing the fish too long. This can potentially cause the same things as horsing such as damage to your salmon fishing rod, gear, or loss of a fish by exhaustion, or breaking off. This practice can also get alot of people fishing around you frustrated if they are waiting until you finish playing the fish so they can begin casting again. It's proper etiquette to find the medium between horsing and overplay so everyone is happy including the fish and your rod.