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    Default Enough rod for Kings?

    I have a 7' Graphite Heavy Action Fish Eagle II rod by Cabelas that I want to take King fishing. I've got 40# braid on it but I don't know if that combo has enough torque. Is this enough rod to take a King on or will I just be watching them run up and down the river?
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    It all depends on where you are fishing? A little more info might help out.

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    Talking fish eagle

    hey there almost any heavy action rod will work for kings. i used a medium ugly stick for ten years till i bought my lamiglas norwest special.

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    Deshka, little su, willow creek.
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    you'll be fine... I pulled a 18 lb onto the bank at little willow with 25 lb line and a Medium 6' Daiwa Walmart rod yesterday.

    the chances of a 50+ lb bruiser in the Mat-Su is pretty low. most this year seem to be in the 12 lb to 25lb range

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    I've seen those Russian Kids at the Homer Spit Hole catch 10-30 pound kinds on light to medium poles and 10 pound test. It all depends on your fishing environment.

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    Get rid of the braid and you'll be fine...

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    You'll be fine. I use an 8' medium-action Ugly Stick for all the salmon. I've caught tiny little ones up to a 50 lb king and not had any issues. Also managed to get a halibut that was about 35lbs fishing for silvers in Seward a few years back. 20lb test mono, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    Get rid of the braid and you'll be fine...
    You mind your tongue!
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    You know bigcox is right


    I have snapped a few fish eagle rods. However, mine were the 3 piece travel type and medium action. Seems it was pinks around Nome, maybe silvers, but I broke two of them. I ended up with the Cabelas XML travel rods and they are better for sure. The long and short of it, you put braid on a fish eagle and hook into something worth having, you might hear a rod snap. I certainly hope not, but it happened to me a few times.


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    Well I took the hint and put on 20# mono last night that I found laying around. I didn't have enough braid on there anyway, would've watched a king run all the line off! He won't have that luxary today though.
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