When drift fishing for Chinook, I have always fished rods on the lighter side so that I get maximum sensitivity on fairly light line (12-15 lb test). However, there are times where I feel vastly "undergunned" as a result. I continue to fish light setups in situations where I have room to fight the fish and the flow is fairly tame (currently fishing an XMG EXC92M), but I am in need of a stick with the same level of sensitivity but with more backbone. I need to be able to put some serious pressure on chrome bright Kings up to 40 lbs on 20 lb test in heavy flows.
Any ideas on a powerful drift fishing rod for Kings that has the SENSITIVITY of the XMG series around 9' ? Thx.