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    So I'll be doing more salmon fishing this year, and the heaviest rod I have is a 7wt.

    I'm going to be upgrading, so do you think a 9wt would be sufficient? I'd definately like to tarket some Kings, so I want a strong enough rod.

    What do you all suggest?

    Thanks!

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    I use an 8 wt on silvers, reds, and chums, and a 10 on kings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garnede View Post
    I use an 8 wt on silvers, reds, and chums, and a 10 on kings.

    Yeah, I'm thinking that's the way to go.

    Thanks for the info.

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    I also like an 8wt for reds, silvers and chums. I use a TFO TICR 9ft 8wt, and have been very happy with it. Great casting, handles casting heavy flies/lead pretty well, low price, and a no fault lifetime warranty. Hard to go wrong with TFO.



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    It all depends on the size of King you are targeting and the water type you are fishing. A 9wt would be decent for stillwater fish to about 20-25lbs, but if they get bigger, or you are fishing flowing water, you want a 10wt.

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    8-10wt range is probably best. The tighter the quarters the bigger the rod, if you are all alone you can get away with something smaller.

    I personally do not like the TFO rods, I had two and ended up returning both of them after using their warranties twice each to replace them when they snapped, Ive heard a lot of similar things from some good friends of mine.

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    Thumbs up depends on which TFO

    I agree the cheaper TFO is crap. Broke mine (10 wt) 3 times. 2 on kings fishing in Michigan and the first time on a 12" Dolly in the Nushagach (sp?).
    However, I bought the Ticr 8 wt. and in the past 5 yrs I landed well over 200 Kenai river sockeye and it is still good a new.

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    Mine were the Ticrx rods. I took them back and got some low level Sages (a couple launches), they only cost about 20 bucks more anyway.

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