G. Loomis GL2 9' Salmon/Steelhead Casting Rod, Model STR1086C
While technically this is a big-water steelhead rod, its nine feet of muscle give you plenty of flexibility for almost any sea-run species, including big chinook salmon. If you fish Alaska or any of the big rivers of Washington and Oregon, it's a great drift rod that will handle big plugs pretty well, too. Forced to upsize your weights and line due to high water conditions? This is the perfect rod.