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65whaler
04-23-2007, 03:52 PM
hey hiker - you'll get a lot more action on your question if you post on the salmon board [metalmouth may move it any second too]. i don't fish on party boats, but from what i've heard a 7' ugly stick would be a good call as the longer poles get grumpy groans from deck hands [don't ask me why]. whichever of your reels you feel has plenty of fresh line on it, 20#-30# test is the norm. most important is the one with the smoothest drag. second most important is which one has the fastest uptake in case the salmon does a kamikaze on you and you have to reel like mad. good luck.

Hiking-Jay
04-23-2007, 04:16 PM
Yep, I was just in the salmon board when I posted this and forgot that I moved to the saltwater board! Mods, if you want to move this to the salmon board, I wouldn't mind at all. Otherwise I'll probably repost over there. Sorry for the confusion!