I am hoping to gather some opinions on gear for an upcoming King salmon trip from late june through early july on the Kahiltna river. This will be my first time fishing Kings.
Recently, I had a local sales rep convince me to go with a 3 piece med/heavy (20lb) rod and spinning reel with 160 yrds of 20lb mono. I had expected to need heavier gear, but he claimed to be an experienced king salmon fisherman and lead me to believe anything heavier would take away from the fun. Just curious what folks here think about this setup.