What kind of fishing gear do I need for catching salmon? I moved up here from Wyoming and am used to catching fish under 2 lbs. My light tackle probably won't cut it for a 20 # salmon. I'm supposing I'll mainly catch Silvers due to their being easier to catch and hopefully by the time they run I'll have my wits about me. I'll try for kings, reds, and whatever else I can stick a hook in.
What size of rod do I need? A friend said to get a medium heavy ugly stick and it will handle any salmon. What should a get for a reel? Bait caster or other? What do most folks use? How big of a reel? How about line? 20#?
I'm sure I'll figure out what to use for bait through out the summer. I just want to make sure I'm buying what I need before I plunk down the cash for new fishing tackle for the family. Oh yeah, I'll probably need to get several rod reel combos so I can't afford the $500 set up.
I'd appreciate any pointers.