I've done a fair amount of fishing out east for trout but almost always with a 3, 4 or 5 weight outfit. I'm coming to Prince of Wales this summer for the first time and I'm trying to gear myself up. I'll bring a 5 weight but need to get myself a "salmon rod" as well. I think I'll mostly be fishing for pinks but wouldn't be surprised to get into a handful of silvers as well. I've been leaning towards a 7 weight because I always prefer to be slightly undergunned than overgunned and also because I think I'd enjoy the 7 weight on eastern steelhead more than a heavier rod. That said, what are the opinions of you far more experienced guys? If I was fishing for 70% pinks and 30% silvers on POW, what weight rod would be ideal in your opinions?
The other question I have is regarding lines. I've never really fished anything but a weight forward floating line and will probably do the same with this salmon rod unless I'm strongly encouraged to use a sink tip line. Am I OK with the WF floating line for most applications?
Thanks in advance. I'm very excited about this trip and have really been surprised at how helpful some of the posters on this board are with newbies.