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5 or 6 weight rod 9 foot plus, if your also going to use it in the stream i prefer a 5 wt 9 footer, just trolling my rod of choice is a 6 wt 10.5 foot rod but you need a net person when using the longer rod. for line they make a special trolling line just for what we do, its an 8 wt level sinking line thats 150 feet long, Cortland 333 8w Salmon Trolling Level Line. getting harder to find that line, ask the winni shops, then maybe yoadrian, i think ive heard him mention it before, maybe he has a source. this line isnt for casting so dont worry about matching line weights to rod weights.
I like to troll with a fly rod at times. The Cortland 333 is good line and I run about 30 ft. of mono with a rod lenght of florocarbon. However, I found that with a 6 wt. rod with a matched reel, the reel arbor is too small to gain line fast enough and you may want a large arbor reel. You could use a mooching reel, but they are heavy. Don,t forget to use plenty of good backing. Good Luck and Enjoy. Cal P.
Thank you all for the input it is much appreciated.
I UES A FLY ROD ALL SEASON.IN THE SPRING I USE A 6WT. WITH LEADCORE LINE AND ABOUT 70FT. OF MONO. IN THE SUMMER I USE A 7 TO 9WT. WITH LEADCORE. IT WORK GREAT THE REEL I USE IS A OKOMA 8-9WT.
I checked the Cortland site and I don't see it listed there. It may be out of production.
It looks like this retailer stills has the Cortland Salmon Trolling Line in stock though.