Hi Italo, how are you? I just wonder what kind of fishing “rod action”is recommended for strong chinook salmon? I know that soft action is recommended for trout but chinook are so strong. Is slower action also ok for big salmon. Thank you!

Posted on August 18th, 2020

Hi Angler, the action you choose will be dictated by the length of the rod. For example if you use a 9 1/2-13′ steelhead rod that is rated for 8-12 lb. test line, that rod should handle any size Great Lakes Chinooks once they enter the tributaries. If you use a shorter spininng rod in the 7-8′ length then a stiffer action is desired with a line rating of 10-20 lb. test…God bless you.

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