WTB 9' 7/8 Just getting into Salmon...

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  1. SHARP

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    Hey guys,

    Bought a new Sage for trout, but have never owned a salmon rod and I am new to the area. Can't yet justify spending the big bucks for another rod set up this year. To the wife of course. Looking for something good, but reasonably priced. Let me know what you have......

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    CLO Bonk Hatcheries

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    Another PM...
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    Scout172 Bait sucks

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  5. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Buy Chadk's 8 wt VPS. Great stick, great price.
     
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    Hey Joshuan -

    IMO you would be over rodded with a 7 / 8 for all but a few occasions. I use a 6 wt with a lot of backbone (Scott X2s) and have never felt under rodded. I have landed Kings into 25 pounds and Taimen (different continent) up to 1 meter + on that rod and probably fish the Sound 50 days per year.
     
  7. Arthur Vakulchik

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    a 6wt is way undergunned! i can understanding using a 6wt for summer steel and pinks, but for winter fish and other salmon species i wouldnt go for anything other than an 8. the rod you have must be on steroides or something! :)

    arthur
     
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    Sent you a PM
     
  9. John Wallace

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    I do have a NWX rod that is a 9' 8weight rod. It is a med. action. It is alittle soft but would be fun for salmon. I would take 75.00 for the rod and a pflueger medalist reel 1595 1/2 rc and a extra spool, plus shipping. I do live in Bellevue, Wa if we could meet.
    Thanks John
     
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    The proof, as they say, is in the pudding.
     
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    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    if you cant explain well enough to your wife why you NEED another rod. scott rods are probably not your best choice to try and perused her into letting you get. especially right after a sage :D
     
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    We can't all be superheroes. If you're going to get one rod for salmon (and you live in Camas), get an eight.
     
  13. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    Marty; you sir, are a badass. Just the combination of the pose, the rod, and the size of the fish in that silver photo qualifies you for the job (except the 'Crocs', that is...). :beer1:
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    also in the market for a good 7/8 # rod / reel combo. and yes i am still searching the forums for old posts....=P
     
  15. golfman65

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    When were you over fishing the Taiman? Saw the episode of hooked with those guys fishing um..Man did they suck casting..but some pretty decent sized fish!!!
     
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    I have a Custom Cabelas FT 9' 8wt. 4pc. (these are really nice, fast blanks - Loomis made I believe). It's in excellent condition - would sell for $90.

    PM if interested,
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    Well everyone, thanks for the posts. I ended up buying a TFO Jim Teeny Series. Didn't know much of the brand, but tested it and it seems adequate for what I was looking for.... The rice I couldn't beat. 40% off 200.00 rod..... Satisfied!~

    I am however looking for a reel for this new 8 wt. Something in the 200.00 range new or used would work..... any ideas
     
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    i was looking at same rod!...... Lamson reels have been catching my eye......
     
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