just wondering people's recommendation for trout fishing in the mat/su valley (hiking upstream on the bigger rivers) and as we drive between talkeetna and denali (hopefully some grayling) the little streams in mid-August. I'll probably be throwing 1/8 oz. panther martins and #0-1 mepps etc. with thin 6 pound line.
What do u think? UL? l? Medium light? Medium? I've always liked longer rods for casts and shock absorbtion (7 footers for everything from ocean to lake), but I think maybe something shorter like 5"6 or 6' may be easier to use if the rivers are very wooded and brushy (no idea if they are). Will ultralight work? Will a 7 footer be a pain? I don't want to have to chase every decent fish if its heavy current so I'm thinking something light rated 4-8#. What do u use?