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noobfisher

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Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« on: June 29, 2011, 07:08:21 PM »

Hey everyone!
Looking to put together a salmon rod/reel set up for salmon this summer, any suggestions?
I'm looking at a budget less than $200, and a noob at salmon fishing.  Will be mostly trying for pinks but would like a setup that could handle larger species of salmon that go thru the vedder and local rivers, so I suppose an all purpose general set-up that could handle most things running thru ...  Any particular brands or reel or rods for a casting set-up?  Thanks!!!
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Nitroholic

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Re: Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 07:38:24 PM »

a reel like this http://www.fishingwithrod.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=27044.0

and pick up a shimano convergence 12-20, around $50-80 depending on the sales

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Re: Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2011, 02:06:51 PM »

Hey, look at today's buy and sell section. The reel is a little smaller but the 5600 should fit the bill for pinks and coho. And the price is in your budget range.
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Re: Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2011, 05:44:52 PM »

Go to a local tackle shop, explain them your situation and they should be able to set you up with exactly what you need. My guess is they'll have a rod/reel salmon combo at a good price and will put appropriate line as well as give you tips and other usefull information.
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Re: Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2011, 09:20:29 PM »

Hey noobfisher, i was in sea run fly and tackle a couple weeks ago and saw a nice 10'6 quantum rod and level wind reel setup for around $230 with line on it. I've always had good luck with quantum products, they seam to be a great value. I think if you're trying to keep your budget under $200, you will be dissapointed with what you end up with and you will be upgrading shortly after. Good Luck with it!

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Re: Recommend a salmon river rod/reel setup?
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 07:06:29 AM »

a reel like this http://www.fishingwithrod.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=27044.0

and pick up a shimano convergence 12-20, around $50-80 depending on the sales


I second this suggestion. Go with an abu reel for sure. Workhorses that will last and are easy to maintain. The convergence rod is also a good choice, with a lifetime warranty and is nice and light, you won't be disappointed.
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