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Alaska Spinning Rod for Salmon
Posted by: Philip Engle (---.lightspeed.tukrga.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 19, 2017 09:15AM


Planning a family-semi-work trip to southeast Alaska, in the area around Juneau. The time period is the first part of July. I am a newbie to Alaska, but have been focusing on building fly rods which I now have on hand. The quarry will be sockeye, pinks and chum (in that order of preference).

I realized that there's a whole spinning thing as well. What are the general dimensions/ line-lure ratings of a good all around spinning rod? This will be bank fishing.

Any guidance appreciated!


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2017 09:16AM by Philip Engle.

Re: Alaska Spinning Rod for Salmon
Posted by: rick sodke (---.vc.shawcable.net)
Date: June 19, 2017 10:11AM

I don't know the rivers in Juneau so the answer depends on how wide and fast the rivers are.
I toss spoons in Southern B.C. rivers for coho and I find that the Mudhole ST1022-MHx (8'6" 4-8lb,3/16-1/2oz, ERN 10.4, AA 75) is too light for even medium sized Chum.
It is fine for coho and pinks.

I built a casting rod for a buddy for steelhead, coho, and chum using XST1263F (8-12lb, 3/8-3/4oz, ERN 12.55, AA 72) and it casts spoons beautifully.

Re: Alaska Spinning Rod for Salmon
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 19, 2017 10:28AM

this would be my choice has enough to handle all the fish you mentioned MHX ST1024F

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