I couldn't think of a better forum to ask for advice! My family has fished many years up in AK with various guide services, and have always been impressed with the quality of gear, and results!

We would like to try fishing at home (Washington St, Vancouver Island). We would like an "all purpose" salmon fishing set-up that would work for Kings, and Silvers. We have fished in BC, and the guides have used a different kind of reel (looks a little bit like a large fly reel)

We need to buy rods, reels, line, and some basic tackle. We have downriggers, GPS plotter, VHF, and safety equipment.

Could anyone please provide an overview of what I should buy to be adequately supplied for fishing next year? I am guessing that now might be a good time to buy last year's gear?

Thanks so much!