Howdy! I'm new to the forum and was wondering if I could get some advice from yall concerning a decent set up for salmon fishing in Alaska. The wife and I moved up in May and hopefully will be staying around for a while.
Would it be better to go with an 8-wt or 9-wt? What lengths should I look into and what leaders and tippet do yall recommend? Also, what kind of flies do you recommend? I'm new to the salmon fishing game and don't really have anyone that is helping me out.
The reason why I ask, is that I went up to Montana creek and was screwing around up there and ended up hooking two kings on a 5-wt. This wasn't the brightest of ideas. I ended up fighting one for more than five minutes with him just sitting there in the current not doing much of anything since I couldn't get him to budge. The only way I could move him was by pulling downstream, which promptly pissed him off and sent him rocketing back upstream. Needless to say both fish ended up breaking off and I was lucky that I didn't break the rod.