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: need a rod for king salmon

05-19-2006, 06:52 PM
I need a rod for king salmon . I am considering a scott, winston or t&t.I have fished several scott rods but have no experience with the others. I am just looking for some info from someone who has experience with these 3 brands.

05-19-2006, 07:11 PM
first of all , why limit yourself to those three brands? Do you want a spey or single hander? I would say 10wt minimum. Most of the time you will be throwing a heavy shooting head for kings if you are swinging so you IMO you want to consider a fast action rod with a lot of back bone.

05-19-2006, 08:56 PM
I've been using the Scott 9' 10wt S3s and am very pleased. It's light, casts smoothly, has good sensitivity and plenty of backbone. I've been able to turn fish up to #40 without too much difficulty.


05-28-2006, 05:04 PM
Check out the discussion elsewhere in this forum.