After cruising the salmon section I find I have more questions than ever. One big concern is gear. Do I really need rods that exceed 10' to catch any of the salmon family? I have a sturgeon rod and a medium action 9' Shimanno that I just got a few months ago. I can get all the rest from the archives but I have not found a definitive statement with this information. Thanks for the use of your brain cells guys & gals, I appreciate them all. Be safe.