Types Of Salmon Fishing Rods To Choose From And Top Sellers

There is a huge variety of salmon fishing rods on the market. So how do you know what kind of salmon rod to acquire for a fun and successful salmon fishing trip?

Let's break down the options.

As you may already know, and as with any type of a fishing pole, there are different composites of a fishing rod, lengths, weights, set-ups, one  or more for easy storability, and more.

Salmon rod blanks are usually constructed of either graphite or fiberglass. Their lengths often range from 7 feet to 12 feet, but the 8 footer class is most commonly used. 

Choosing the best salmon fishing rod ultimately depends upon the style of salmon fishing that you do. Here is a quick list of some of the types of salmon rods you can expect to select from according to your preferred method of fishing for salmon:

  • Salmon Casting Rods
  • Salmon Spinning Rods
  • Salmon Trolling Rods
  • Salmon Fly Fishing Rods
  • Salmon Saltwater Spinning Rods
  • Salmon Float Rods
  • Salmon Plugging Rods
  • Salmon Wire Line Rods
  • Salmon Downrigger Rods
  • Salmon Diver Rods

The list goes on, don't it? You can also have a look through some more great helpful tips about selecting a salmon fishing rod to help you make a better decision to find the one that will be just right for you and your angling needs.

Top 5 Best Selling Salmon Rods


1.) Browning® Fishing Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod - 11'6" ULBrowning® Fishing Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod - 11'6
  • Built on strong, sensitive 36 million psi graphite matrix blanks
  • Fitted with Fuji® Aluminum Oxide Concept Guides
  • Custom designed premium cork handles
  • Length: 11 feet, 6 inches
  • Action: Ultra Light
Browning® Fishing Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod - 11'6Browning salmon and steelhead fishing rod
salmon fishing rod



2.) Abu Garcia® C4 Reel/Browning® Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod Combo - 5600C4/ 8'6" Msalmon fishing rod combo

Abu Garcia® C4 Reel:

  • 6-pin centrifical cast control
  • Excellent high-speed retrieve
  • 4 stainless steel bearings with instant Anti-Reverse,
  • non-slip spool,
  • 6-pin centrifical brake,
  • coated levelwind,
  • and advanced Carbon Matrix Drag

Browning® Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod:

  • Built on strong, sensitive 36 million psi graphite matrix blanks
  • Fitted with Fuji® Aluminum Oxide Concept Guides
  • Grips are premium Portuguese cork 2-piece
  • Length: 8 feet, 6 inches
  • Action: Medium
Abu Garcia® C4 Reel/Browning® Six Rivers Salmon/Steelhead Rod Combo - 5600C4/ 8'6salmon fishing rod

browning salmon fishing rod



3.) G.Loomis Salmon Series Trigger Rod - 8' Msalmon trigger grip fishing rod
  • Packed with plenty of power
  • Soft, moderate action allowing bendability for better hook-ups
  • Lengths also range from 8' to 12'3"
  • Actions are also available in Medium, Medium Heavy, Heavy, and Extra Heavy
G.Loomis Salmon Series Trigger Rod - 8' MG.Loomis salmon fishing rod

salmon trigger fishing rod


4.) Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Big Water Salmon/Steelhead Spinning RodUgly Stik salmon fishing rod
  • Light weight
  • Exclusive Howald Process™, Double-Built™ blank
  • Graphite inner core for durability
  • Outer layer of E-Glass for added strength and flexibility
  • Fuji® graphite reel seat
  • Stainless steel hood
  • Stainless steel double-briged guides
  • Stainless steel inserts
  • Premium cork grip
  • Length: 8'6"
  • Action: Medium
Shakespeare® Ugly Stik® Big Water Salmon/Steelhead Spinning RodShakespeare® Ugly Stik® Big Water Salmon/Steelhead Spinning Rod

Shakepeare Ugly Stik salmon fishing rod


5.) St. Croix® Wild River® Salmon/Steelhead Trigger Rod - WC86MHF2salmon fishing rod
  • Built with SC graphite for...
  • superb strength, sensitivity, and hook setting power
  • Batson Forecast aluminum oxide guides
  • with double-plated black chrome frames
  • Fuji® graphite reel seat
  • Premium-grade cork grip handle
  • Lengths range from: 7'6" to 11'6"
  • Actions range from: Ultra Light, Light, Medium Light, Medium, and Medium Heavy
St. Croix® Wild River® Salmon/Steelhead Trigger Rod - WC86MHF2St. Croix salmon and steelhead fishing rod

salmon fishing rod


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