well then the Herzog would probably be a good choice. They usually have them at Sportsmans and Joes.Steeleywhopper said:My max budget would be right in the 200-250 range for a rod. I really do need something that is light. I have some shoulder damage that really gets to me after a couple of hours of fishing. I float fish for steelhead on a regular basis but I have never put this method to use on Kings yet. So once again any opinions on a light rod(weight wise) and model# if you have it for bobber fishing springers would be greatly appreciated. This is why this site rocks, we don't have to turn this into a ford vs chevy topic. Thanks again for the help.
The Fish Eagles are currently on sale on the Cabelas website for $39. The 10' 8-15# (2-piece) are sold out, but the 10' 10-20# are still in stock. The 3-piece 10' 8-15# are still in stock. If I didn't have too many rods already, I'd be tempted to get one.srchn4salmon said:I've fished the Cabelas Fish Eagle 2 rod for almost everything. Heck, this weekend I used it in a downrigger and it was perfect. I float fished it last year for springers and had no problem handling them. I use the 10' 8-15# Fish Eagle 2 with a Citica and 30# power pro. I even used that rod in December for the Nisqually chums, it may have been a little light for them, but still able to handle it. I just purchased the 10' Certified Pro 8-17# Bill Herzog and that will be my rod for everything except floats for steelhead and the downrigger.
As for light weight, not sure, but money may have something to do with that. I think my certified pro is lighter than the fish eagle, but it also cost $130 more. Those fish eagles really are a good deal at $70 or $80. I know they come in a 8-15# and a 10-20#. If this rod is just going to be a float rod for bigger salmon, then sensitivity doesn't really matter. Good luck.