Re: Bobber Rod
The Berkley IM-7 15-50# that 'River Ranger' mentioned would certainly be worth a shot. GI Joe's has a sale on these right now, and their replacement policy for breakage is outstanding (Many have broken the 8 1/2 ft model, but so far, the 9-ft has held up). This is the rod I use for Steelhead (float/bobber), but I do not recall if used for Salmon. With this rod, for Steelhead, I use a Ambassadeur 4600 with 50# Tuf Line.
Cabela's has a 10-ft Fish Eagle II that works great for Salmon, but it a bit heavier than the Berkley IM-7, and is a little tip heavy, probably because of the extra foot in length (I still love using it because I can get a good hook set, but still plenty of back bone & play in the rod). I use an Ambassadeur 5600 with 50# Tuf Line.
...KChookem, Dallas, OR
CCA; Tillamook Anglers