Tuesday, September 25th 2018.

Salmon Casting Rods

Why do I need a baitcasting rod?

Well the first reason you're considering salmon casting rods is because you're targetting Steelhead or Salmon. These fish are in rivers and streams during their life cycle and are extremely challenging and exciting to persue in systems that are moving, such as rivers. Baitcasting rods are going to be the most effective ways to fish these species.

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Berkley Lightning Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
Berkley designed the Lightning Casting Rod specifically to handle todays braided superlines (and all other lines). It fe

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Cabela's King Kat Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Fishing for big cats is serious business that requires serious equipment that can stand up to the long fights big flath

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Cabela's Whuppin' Stick Casting Rod
"Our Whuppin Stick rods have become a customer favorite for their nearly indestructible, advanced polymer fiberglass bla

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Cabela's Tournament ZX Bass Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Built with technique-specific actions, these bass-fishing rods are constructed using HM64 graphite rod blanks. The resu

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Cabela's Predator Musky Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"If youre targeting the fish of 10,000 casts, pick up our Predator Musky Casting Rod and start your countdown with a rod

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Cabela's Fish Eagle Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Cabelas Fish Eagle Casting Rod features a rugged 54 million-modulus graphite blank that yields phenomenal bending stren

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Cabela's Fish Eagle Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Cabelas Fish Eagle Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rod features a rugged 54 million-modulus graphite blank that yields phenome

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Cabela's Tourney Trail Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Featuring species-specific actions and designed by in-house experts, our Tourney Trail Casting Rods deliver an incredib

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Cabela's Tourney Trail Kokanee Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Featuring species-specific actions designed by our in-house experts, our Tourney Trail Kokanee Casting Rods deliver an

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Cabela's Tourney Trail Musky Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Featuring species-specific actions and designed by in-house experts, our Tourney Trail Muskie Casting Rods deliver an i

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CastAway Skeleton V2 Freshwater Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"CastAways Skeleton V2 Freshwater Casting Rods feature a stripped down design that ensures no reduced weight so you get

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CastAway Skeleton V2 Saltwater Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"CastAways Skeleton V2 Saltwater Casting Rods feature a stripped-down design that ensures no unneeded weight so you get

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CastAway Taranis CX1 Freshwater Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Taranis was the Celtic god of thunder, so its no wonder the CastAway Taranis CX1 Freshwater Casting Rods are causing su

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CastAway Taranis CX1 Saltwater Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Taranis was the Celtic god of thunder, so its no wonder the CastAway Taranis CX1 Saltwater Casting Rods are causing suc

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CastAway Pro Sport Saltwater Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"CastAways Pro Sport Saltwater Casting Rods feature 24-ton IM7 blanks made of a carbon-fiber weave to deliver both stren

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CastAway Croaker Smoker Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Boasting a flexible design that wont separate your bait from your hook, CastAways Croaker Smoker Casting Rods are ideal

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CastAway Pro Sport Freshwater Casting Rods
CastAways Pro Sport Freshwater Casting Rods proprietary 24-ton IM7 blanks with carbon-fiber weave and CA resin system fi

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Daiwa Ardito Travel Casting Rods
"Fish with Daiwas renowned strength, sensitivity and quality in a three-piece, travel-friendly package with the Ardito T

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Daiwa Tatula-XT Bass Casting Rods
Take your bass fishing experience to a new level with Daiwas Tatula-XT Bass Casting Rods. Engineered for bass fisherman

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Daiwa Steez AGS Bass Casting Rods
"Daiwas Steez Casting Rods boast two game-changing technologies Daiwas exclusive Super High Volume Fiber (SVF) and the A

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Daiwa Cronos Tournament Casting Rods
Daiwas Cronos Tournament Casting Rods offer serious performance for all your fishing techniques. Braiding-X carbon-fiber

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Daiwa Fuego Casting Rods - Stainless Steel
"Daiwas Fuego Casting Rods feature a hybrid EVA and cork handle design that keeps weight to a minimum while providing a

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Denali Lithium Series Casting Rods
"From punching hyacinth to throwing swimbaits, youll be glad you have a Denali Lithium Series Casting Rod in your arsena

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Denali Bottom Feeder Catfish Casting Rods
"Take on the biggest shovel-headed monsters around with Denalis Bottom Feeder Catfish Casting Rods. Rock-solid E-glass c

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Denali Rods Myriad Walleye Casting Rods
"Denali constructed their Myriad Walleye Casting Rod for much more than dragging a jig and minnow. High-modulus graphite

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Dobyns Sierra Casting Rods
Dobyns Sierra Casting Rod packs premium components and balance into an affordable middle-of-the-road rod. Kevlar-wrapped

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Duckett Ghost Casting Rod - Stainless Steel
"Lightweight yet durable, Ducketts Ghost Casting Rod boasts Sensi-Touch blanks made from high-quality multimodulus pre-p

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$159.99

Duckett Micro Magic Pro Casting Rod
"Ducketts Micro Magic Pro Casting Rod uses high-quality multimodulus Sensi-Touch blanks for lightweight performance and

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Note: Remember when you're shopping that the term baitcasting is interchangable with casting when it comes to these rods and reels.

The second reason you are looking for casting rods is because you've chosen a baitcasting reel as they have proven to be the most effective reels when fishing for those targeted species of fish in those bodies of water. These two factors will lead you to choose a rod that is equipped and most compatible with those particular methods of fishing and that type of gear.

How do I know what a casting rod looks like?

Salmon casting rods are made with a trigger type handle (similar to the stock of a rifle), where the reel sits ontop of rod rather than below like a spinning reel. The line guides are also ontop of the rod - of course - to allow for smooth casting from the reels eye, and decrease in diameter as the rod thickness decreases in diameter, until it reaches the tip where the smallest guide is located. The guides are visibly smaller then that of a spinning reel because they are allot more effecient when it comes to line release due to the bearings in the reel spool. A basic rule of thumb is - the more dramatic the action of the rod, the more eyeletts needed to ease the friction of the line against the guide that could lead to a line snapping or worse a fish lost!

 

Get any "action" lately?

If you're using a rod with fast action then chances are you're in fast, big water possibly targetting big Chinooks or Sockeye with a big ol' bouncing betty weight on the end. These fast action type casting rods bend mostly at the top 1/3 portion of the length. Moderate or medium action rods will bend closer to the middle of the rod and are more versatile rods that can be used as a "finess" rod or "big water" rod. A slow action casting rod will bend right down to the handle and is very popular amoung steelhead and coho anglers that fish stealthy lures or smaller water.

Keep in mind while choosing your rod action that you'll need to determine how much weight and how far you need to cast your lure. This will greatly effect how much action your rod should have. A fast action rod is very rigid or stiff compared to that of a slow action rod. It is because of the rigidity of the rod that you will be able to cast big weight out further than a slow action rod that id very lanky and absorbs more kinetic energy into the shaft that a more stiff casting rod.

What do I look for in choosing a well built casting rod?

  • Nickel titanium guides (RECOIL®) are the best line guides but pricey. They do everything a ceramic guide does and more! Imagine bending your guide and it just pops back up again! Ya thats right! The titanium also transmits more hits than you can shake a stick at (well almost).
  • Ceramic guides are second best and work great with super lines or braided lines as they reduce wear. Try to avoid plastic line guides at all cost.
  • Medium-Heavy or Heavy "power" rods are your best bet for salmon.
  • Graphite or Carbon Fibre shaft is the premium shaft material with fiberglass bringing up the rear. Some rods are a combination of the two and work great as well.
  • Quality resin - used on the guides
  • Well built cork handle with a seat that fits your reel well.
  • You get what you pay for!!

Quick tip:

The main objective of salmon casting rods is to get your lure or bait right down on the bottom of the stream. Steelhead and salmon that are migrating in streams and rivers are not very interested in eating. They are simply moving up the river to the spawning grounds and they generally strike out of instinct, curiosity, or to protect their turf. In order to get your line or lure where you want it though, the most effective rod is a baitcasting or "casting" rod while fishing for Steelhead or Salmon in rivers or streams, but anglers have been known to use the more traditional salmon spinning rods as well.