What Kind of Rod Should I Use for Salmon Fishing?

Salmon fishing is a popular sport among anglers and experienced fishermen alike. The type of rod used for salmon fishing is essential in order to be successful in catching your desired fish. It’s important that the rod chosen is suitable for the type of salmon being Targeted, as well as the size, weight and action of the rod.

The most common types of rods used for salmon fishing are spinning rods and casting rods. Spinning rods are usually best suited for lighter tackle, such as small spinners and flies, while casting rods are better suited for heavier lures and bait.

Both types of rod come in different lengths, from short to extra long. Short rods tend to be easier to handle and cast, while longer rods offer more power when fighting bigger fish.

When choosing a spinning or casting rod for salmon fishing, it’s important to take into account the type of reel you’ll be using. If you plan on using a baitcaster reel, then a spinning rod will be better suited since it can handle heavier lures more easily than a casting rod. On the other hand, if you plan on using a spinning reel then a casting rod will be better since it can handle lighter lures more easily than a spinning rod.

When it comes to choosing the right action for your salmon fishing rod, it’s important to consider what type of technique you’ll be using to catch your fish. If you plan on trolling with heavy lures, then an extra-fast action will provide plenty of power when fighting big fish. If you plan on casting lighter lures or bait then a medium action will provide enough power while still allowing you to make accurate casts.


In conclusion, there are various factors that need to be taken into account when choosing what kind of rod should be used for salmon fishing. Spinning or casting rods both have their own pros and cons depending on the technique being used and size/weight/action of the rod that needs to be taken into consideration. By taking all these factors into account one can easily choose the right type of rod that fits their needs perfectly.

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Emma Gibson