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Recommendations for a Salmon Rod In the $60 to $120 Dollar Range?

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I'm looking for some recommendations for a multi use rod for bank fishing Salmon on rivers, (Not the Columbia)

I have been looking at rods around the 8-17lb range and 9' 6" in length

My budget is $60 to $120

I looked at a couple rods at Sportsmans a Fenwick HMX, an Okuma SST, what are your thoughts on these? and are there any others I should check out?

Thank you in advance!
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North River at FMS
Okuma guide select,
Might be pushing your limit but a very nice rod for the price
Okuma guide select will occasionally go on sale for $120. Ive got them as low as 89.99. Worth it for the lifetime over the counter warranty at fishermans.
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Write-McGill make several rods that will handle any salmon for less than a hundred bucks.
Another thumbs up to the Okuma Guide Select series. Just got an 8 ft model, and am very pleased, as I have been with the other 3 or 4 I have bought over the years.
Write-McGill make several rods that will handle any salmon for less than a hundred bucks.
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Is that what all the cool kids are using now?馃槑
All jokes aside, I have a couple somewhere, and they served me well for the time I used them.
But I moved on.
Write-McGill make several rods that will handle any salmon for less than a hundred bucks.
It's now decades ago, but I had a friend who got a Wright Mcgill for salmon. It was pretty heavy looking, thick, not very many guides. It snapped neatly in two on his first trip with it, when he simply pulled, not very hard, on a snag to try and get his spoon loose.
Okuma guide select are a lil spend. But if youre looking for great bank rod the okuma sst are great, as well is Berkley im8 series..
I bank fish all over the place and use the 10'6 okuma sst. For salmon, steelhead, sturgeon,
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Thanks for all the suggestions I really appreciate the help.

Is the Lamiglass X-11 any better than the Okuma SST? The Okuma guide select pro is a bit out my price range right now.
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i should have some used poles for sale soon. North river and some others
It's now decades ago, but I had a friend who got a Wright Mcgill for salmon. It was pretty heavy looking, thick, not very many guides. It snapped neatly in two on his first trip with it, when he simply pulled, not very hard, on a snag to try and get his spoon loose.
Yeah. Crap happens. I did the same thing trying to get a salmon out from under a rootball at the mouth of the Sandy except the rod was a Loomis 983C.
+1 for the Lami X-11. I bought mine years ago, it's fallen off the roof of my car (while driving) , my kids have abused it and she still is my ole faithful.
What species of "salmon" are you fishing for? Big difference between a little Silver and a big Chinook. A rod rated to 17 is fine in the ocean but when you need to control a big fish, it aint gunna happen.
I love me some of the new Fenwicks. I have 3 for various species and techniques, and I always enjoy them. I also have a couple Okumas. You can't go wrong either way.
I was thinking of silvers mainly so that's why I was going to shoot for the 8-17 lb mark.
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