I am looking for some spinning rods for king salmon. I mostly fly fish, but want to chunk some gear as well to increase my chances. Also, the wife does not fly fish, so I need some conventional gear for her. Hoping to get some input from more experienced gear fisherman. Remote float trip of 10-14 days so durability is most important thing. I will buy three (one for me, one for wife, and back up) so cost is an issue as well. Flying with them so two piece (at a minimum) for easy travel. I am curious about what length rods most people use for kings. Do I really need an 8.5' or 9' rod or could I get by with a shorter/stouter rod? Avg fish 15 lbs but some up to 40 lbs very possible. We will be throwing #6 spinners and some Kwikfish. Casting from gravel bars along the rivers edge. River is 35-40 yards wide and the deeper holes will be 9-12' deep with only moderate current. I have looked into Lamiglas, G Loomis, etc.. but not sure which model is most appropriate for my intended usage. Any suggestions?