Salmon Fishing Rods

Monday, May 22nd 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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$129.99
$129.99

"Denali Rods Myriad Walleye Casting Rods, Fishing Rods"
"Denali constructed their Myriad Walleye Casting Rod for much more than dragging a jig and minnow. High-modulus graphite

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$119.99
$119.99

"Denali AttaX Casting Rods - Stainless Steel, Fishing Rods"
"Make your next cast with Denalis AttaX Casting Rod for incredible lure control and fish-fighting power. Sensitive IM7 g

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$119.99
$119.99

"Denali AttaX Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel, Fishing Rods"
"Make your next cast with Denalis AttaX Spinning Rod for incredible lure control and fish-fighting power. Sensitive IM7

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$149.99
$149.99

Denali Swimbait Series Casting Rods
"Slinging lures weighing up to 12-oz. would have most anglers believe youre muskie fishing, however Denalis Swimbait Ser

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$129.99
$129.99

Denali Myriad Walleye Spinning Rods - Timber
"Denali constructed their Myriad Walleye Spinning Rods for much more than dragging a jig and minnow. High-modulus graphi

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$109.99
$109.99

"Dobyns Fury Casting Rods, Fishing Rods"
"Dobyns Fury Casting Rods pack premium sensitivity and balance into a rod for any budget. Technique-specific rods ensure

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$339.99
$339.99

"Dobyns Champion Extreme HP Casting Rods, Fishing Rods"
"Built by the pros, Dobyns Champion Extreme HP Casting Rods boast the tooling and construction for technique-specific ac

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$159.99
$159.99

Dobyns Savvy Micro-Guide Casting Rod
"Dobyns Savvy Micro-Guide Casting Rods pack premium sensitivity and balance into a rod for any budget. Kevlar-wrapped hi

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$229.99
$229.99

Dobyns Champion Casting Rods
"Built by pros, Dobyns Champion Casting Rods boast the tooling and construction for technique-specific actions so you ca

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$229.99
$229.99

Dobyns Champion Crankbait Casting Rods
"Specifically designed for fishing your favorite crankbaits, jerkbaits and lipless rattlebaits, Dobyns Champion Crankbai

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$259.99
$259.99

"Dobyns Champion Flippin' Casting Rod, Fishing Rods"
"Specifically designed for flippin, Dobyns Champion Flippin Casting Rod has the finesse, balance and strength it takes t

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$259.99
$259.99

"Dobyns Champion Swimbait Casting Rod, Fishing Rods"
"Built by the pros, Dobyns Champion Swimbait Casting Rods boast the strength and balance needed to throw big, heavy swim

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$159.99
$159.99

"Dobyns Savvy Microguide Spinning Rod, Fishing Rods"
Dobyns Savvy Microguide Spinning Rods pack premium sensitivity and balance into a rod for any budget. Kevlar-wrapped hig

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$229.99
$229.99

Dobyns Champion Spinning Rods
"Built by pros, Dobyns Champion Spinning Rods boast the tooling and construction for technique-specific actions so you c

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$339.99
$339.99

Dobyns Champion Extreme HP Spinning Rods
"Built by pros, Dobyns Champion Extreme HP Spinning Rods boast the tooling and construction for technique-specific actio

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$229.99
$229.99

Dobyns Champion Glass Casting Rods
"Specifically designed for fishing your favorite crankbaits, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs, Dobyns Champion Glass Casting

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$159.99
$159.99

Dobyns Sierra Casting Rods
Dobyns Sierra Casting Rod packs premium components and balance into an affordable middle-of-the-road rod. Kevlar-wrapped

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$159.99
$159.99

Dobyns Sierra Spinning Rods
"Power: M=Medium, ML=Medium Light. Type: Spinning Rods."

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$99.99
$99.99

Duckett Ghost Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Lightweight yet durable, Ducketts Ghost Casting Rod boasts Sensi-Touch blanks made from high-quality multimodulus pre-p

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$99.99
$99.99

"Duckett Ghost Crankin' Rod - Stainless Steel, Fishing Rods"
"Lightweight yet durable, Ducketts Ghost Crankin Rod boasts Sensi-Touch blanks made from high-quality multi-modulus pre-

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$159.99
$159.99

Duckett Micro Magic Pro Casting Rod
"Ducketts Micro Magic Pro Casting Rod uses high-quality multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks for lightweight performance and

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$169.99
$169.99

Duckett Micro Magic Pro Cranking Casting Rod
"Ducketts Micro Magic Pro Cranking Rod uses high-quality multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks for lightweight performance and

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$159.99
$159.99

"Duckett Micro Magic Pro Spinning Rod, Fishing Rods"
"Ducketts Micro Magic Pro Spinning Rod uses high-quality multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks for lightweight performance and

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$129.99
$129.99

Duckett Triad Casting Rods
"Ducketts Triad Casting Rods with Multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks deliver the toughness you need, while a Halo-Sanded fi

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$129.99
$129.99

"Duckett Triad Spinning Rod, Fishing Rods"
"Ducketts Triad Spinning Rods with Multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks deliver the toughness you need, while a Halo-Sanded f

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$26.99
$26.99

"Eagle Claw Water Eagle Casting Rods, Fishing Rods"
"Fish big water for large fish? From riverbank catfishing to launching large baits into the surf, theres a Water Eagle c

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$19.99
$19.99

"Eagle Claw Featherlight Casting Rods, Fishing Rods"
"These extremely sensitive, polyester fiberglass casting rods give you the feel of some higher-priced rods at a fraction

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$19.99
$19.99

Eagle Claw Featherlight Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel
"Eagle Claws Featherlight Rods remain one of the best-selling ultralight and light-action rods on the market. These extr

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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.