Ill be in Alaska for 2 months starting in June. Anchorage will be my home base, but will do trips all the way to Valdez, Homer and Seward and many people in between. Mostly, Ill be targeting Salmon.
When I first decided to do the trip, I thought to myself: "no problem, Ill bring my 2 piece 7 foot ugly stick, and a light trout rod for pinks".
But the more I read, and the more I see pictures, the less sure I am in which rod to bring.
I read that a lot of people use 8.5 to 9 foot rods. Is that a better size to carry around?
Im just afraid that Ill have my huge medium-heavy 9 foot rod, then Ill see the russian and think, this rod is way to big for here...or any creek or river for that matter.
I mean, I saw some pics of guys fishing ship creek and it looked like it was 10 feet across in some areas.
Do you guys own 2,3,4 different rods that you bring with you for different highway spots?
I almost bought my rod today. A heavy action 8.5 foot ugly stick lite. Then I said: "Ill ask the dudes on the forum first."