Salmon Fishing Rods

Wednesday, September 26th 2018.

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!

←back 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 next→

$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

MORE...

$299.99
$299.99

Lamiglas Certified Pro Casting Rods
"Fish With Confidence. Its not just a tag line. Its a mindset. A state of ultimate contentment achieved only when every

MORE...

$79.99
$79.99

Lamiglas Classic Glass Series Casting Rod
"Lamiglas Classic Glass Series Casting Rods are for the plug pullers, backtrollers, herring trollers and downrigger angl

MORE...

$99.99
$99.99

Lamiglas X-11 Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Designed for back bouncing for salmon in fast-moving waters Lamiglas X-11 Casting Rods are ideal for swimbait fishing.

MORE...

$134.99
$134.99

Lamiglas Redline Casting Rod
"Completely handcrafted, the Lamiglas Redline Casting Rod is made using a completely new production technique and graphi

MORE...

$299.99
$299.99

Lamiglas Infinity Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rods
"Lamiglas used a new construction technique that allowed them to build the Infinity Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rods with t

MORE...

$99.99
$99.99

Lamiglas X-11 Spinning Rod - Stainless Steel
"These Lamiglas X-11 Spinning Rods are sophisticated tools with astonishing sensitivity and control. They feature deep p

MORE...

$134.99
$134.99

Lamiglas Redline Spinning Rods
"Completely handcrafted, the Lamiglas Redline Spinning Rods are made using a new production technique and graphite inter

MORE...

$99.99
$99.99

Lamiglas X-11 Graphite-Handle Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel
"Lamiglas X-11 Graphite-Handle Spinning Rods are ideal for salmon in fast-moving waters. Incorporating advanced IM graph

MORE...

$69.99
$69.99

Lew's American Hero Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Purchase one of these casting rods and Lews will donate a portion of the profits to support select programs benefiting

MORE...

$129.99
$129.99

Lew's Custom Speed Stick Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Feel the difference when you fish with Lews Custom Speed Stick Casting Rod. Proprietary, lightweight HM60 graphite blan

MORE...

$99.99
$99.99

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

MORE...

$159.99
$159.99

Lew's Custom Lite Speed Stick Casting Rods
"Boasting durable, multilayer construction and Advanced Performance Technology HM85 graphite blank, youll quickly feel t

MORE...

$129.99
$129.99

Lew's Custom Speed Stick Spinning Rod - Stainless Steel
"Feel the difference when you fish with Lews Custom Speed Stick Spinning Rod. Proprietary, lightweight HM60 graphite bla

MORE...

$99.99
$99.99

Lew's Tournament Performance TP1 Speed Stick Spinning Rods
"Spend one day on the water with a Tournament Performance TP1 Speed Stick Spinning Rod from Lews and youll be hooked. On

MORE...

$169.99
$169.99

Lew's Custom Lite Speed Stick Spinning Rods
"Boasting a durable, multilayer construction and Advanced Performance Technology HM85 graphite blank, youll quickly feel

MORE...

$79.99
$79.99

Lew's Mach Speed Stick Casting Rods
"Lews Mach Speed Stick Casting Rods feature one-piece IM6 graphite blanks with carbon nano-tube technology that deliver

MORE...

$79.99
$79.99

Lew's Mach Speed Stick Spinning Rods
"Lews Mach Speed Stick Spinning Rods feature one-piece IM6 graphite blanks with carbon nano tube technology that deliver

MORE...

$209.99
$209.99

Lew's Team Lew's Custom Pro Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel
"Boasting LFS-X5 graphite blanks, the Team Lews Custom Pro Spinning Rods from Lews are built from five different materia

MORE...

$219.99
$219.99

Lew's Team Lew's Custom Pro Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Boasting LFS-X5 graphite blanks, the Team Lews Custom Pro Casting Rods from Lews are built from five different material

MORE...

$79.99
$79.99

Lew's Mach Inshore Speed Stick Casting Rod
"Lews Mach Inshore Speed Stick Casting Rods feature one-piece IM6 graphite blanks with carbon nano tube technology that

MORE...

$79.99
$79.99

Lew's Mach Inshore Speed Stick Spinning Rod
"Featurning durable, multilayer construction and a one-piece IM6 graphite blank with Carbon Nano tube technology, Lews M

MORE...

$149.99
$149.99

Lew's Custom Plus Inshore Spinning Rods - Stainless Steel
"Lightweight, strong and fast on the hookset Lews Custom Plus Inshore Spinning Rods earn the trust of inshore anglers wi

MORE...

$149.99
$149.99

Lew's Custom Plus Inshore Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Lightweight, strong and fast on the hookset The Lews Custom Plus Inshore Casting Rods earns the trust of inshore angler

MORE...

$1000.00
$1000.00

G.Loomis Asquith Fly Rod
"Push beyond every casting limitation youve ever known fastline speed, long-reaching distance and spot-on accuracy comes

MORE...

$730.00
$730.00

G.Loomis NRX Fly Rod - Green
"Thanks to genius rod designer, Steve Rajeff and Loomis proprietary, high-tech, nano-silica resin system, the NRX Fly Ro

MORE...

$755.00
$755.00

G.Loomis NRX Light-Presentation Fly Rod - Evergreen
"When conditions call for a soft touch and delicate casts, nothing can help you get the trust of spooky fish like Loomis

MORE...

$495.00
$495.00

G.Loomis IMX Pro Fly Rod
"Built to exceed the uncompromising expectations of the professional fishing guide, G.Loomis IMX Pro Fly Rod series feat

MORE...

←back 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 next→

 

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.