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Talk about the gear that makes your fishing day.
 #237509  by G-Man
 Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Just saw today at Walmart a new Eagle claw series of rods that are inexpensive (under $30) and fit the Pink, Sockeye and Coho fishery perfectly. Eagle Claw's newest series is called Crafted Glass. These rods are a lighter in weight compared to their current Starfire series, have a graphite reel seat and use cork for the handle material. I was not able to find much data on their website about this new series, but there are internet sites with a few models other that what I saw in the store, available for sale. However, the rod I'm most excited about is the 8.5' casting/downrigger rod with an 8 - 20lb rating. It feels comparable in action to the 9' Uglystik I like using for the smaller salmon species and comes in at 1/2 the price. So naturally, being the gear junkie that I am, it came home with me just in time for the summer salmon fishery.
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 #237516  by spokey9
 Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:54 am
I plan on picking up one of the 10'6" casting rods for a plunking stick.
 #237517  by Mike Carey
 Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:13 am
Cool. Those yellow kokanee rods that were on sale last year for $18 work great. Nice to not drop $100 to buy a rod to catch 12" fish.
 #237586  by Sideburns
 Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Has anyone hooked into bigger fish with the kokanee series rods? Curious if they will explode with a king....
 #237588  by G-Man
 Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:00 pm
No kings hooked on the kokanee version, but it handled a 7 - 9 lb sockeye without too much trouble. The only problem I see with using them for larger fish is if you are in a crowd. Having a fish tear off a bunch of line on a light setup is fun, until the fish collects a few other sets of gear and you end up with a total snarl. These rods will take a large amount of abuse, so just keep the drag set to a reasonable level and you will be ok.
 #237593  by spokey9
 Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:57 pm
I got a couple good sized steelhead on my yellow Kokanee rod. It's a fun rod for mid sized (probly up to about 12-15lbs in slower water) fish but I wouldn't use it for kings. I got the 8ft and it just doesn't have the backbone to get a king to the beach without exhausting it to near death.