I am new to this forum and thought I would give a little intro. I am from Pennsylvania, I spend virtually all my free time fishing. I will fish for anything, you can catch on a fishing rod ( Including eels and carp). I make as many trips as possible each year too fish Lake Ontario Tribs., for Kings, Browns, and Steelhead. Me and my fishing buddy are finally going to come to Alaska this summer. We will be there from July 24 to Aug 4. We have 3 guided trips planned for Kings on the Kenai. The rest of the time we will be fishing self guided. I will probably asking many questions of the forum between now and July.
Question 1: In all my research about fishing for Reds I find that everyone for the most part is recommending heavier line and rods than I use for Kings and Steelhead in NY. I use a 10' med light rod ( noodle rod ), with a Teton fly reel loaded with 12 lbs Maxima fishing line. I have landed countless Kings (20-30 lbs) with this setup. Does anyone fish with similar setups in Alaska, and if not why such heavy rods and line?
Thanks in advance !
PA KING FISHER