TroutSnipr wrote:It seems from my exhaustive search for salmon/steelhead specific rods that no one seems to make a 9'6" spinning rod in an action heavier than medium. There are a few med-heavy 9' & 8'6" salmon/steelhead specific spinning rods, Berkley IM8 Air and Lamiglas come to mind here. You can find heavier action 9'6" rods in the surf rod or inshore saltwater categories but IMHO you will lose a lot of sensitivity in those selections in exchange for backbone. I have a med action 9'6" Lamiglas G1307 and an 9' med-heavy Berkley IM8 Air A94-9MH.
Ive had a berkley air IM8 for 2 years, caught SO many giant kings on it, and never broke it. I broke 6 rods king season one year, but once i got the IM8 ive had it every since, super strong eyes that dont bend, ive chipped it, cracked and smashed it and it WILL NOT BREAK! they go for like 80$ too so if your looking for a perfect chinook rod for rivers, ocean etc... anything, its a great rod for under 100$ hands down my go to rod for putting the hurt on fish