I'll admit to my bias with Lamiglas having been an enthusiastic owner since the mid-70's. The past three months I've had the pleasure of owning a set of (4) XCC 934 Certified Pro Kenai Kwik rods. These are the best all-around salmon rods I've owned. I used them at Buoy 10 with divers and they worked beautifully. I've used them below Bonneville Dam with Jumbo Jet Divers and K-15 Kwikfish...again, a homerun and just last week I used them down at Tillamook trolling the jetties with up to 20 ounces of lead and again, they worked perfectly. I know they'll be ideal for springers whether I'm below Bonneville or trolling in the Willamette.
Here's what I like about this rod. The tip is fairly loose which was great when I was trolling spinners and Kwikfish but they have tons of backbone. If you need to turn a big fish you can. Still, you're not fishing with a broom handle. They're considerably lighter than fiberglass. Smaller diameter than fiberglass. They've held up under some pretty intense situations and my boat's already landed more than 150 fish on this set of four.
Previously, I would have to use two or three different sets of rods for these fisheries. I'm thrilled that Lamiglas developed this 9'3" salmon stick...it's as close to perfection as anything I've used. I won't use it for backbouncing but that's about it.
Important to note...it's not too heavy for coho. These XCC 934's pulled Delta Divers at Buoy 10 well and fighting coho was still fun. The top 15% of the rod has plenty of give but backbone to spare as the fight gets deeper into the rod.
Kudo's Lamiglas...this rod's a winner! The only downside is that I won't need to buy as many rods for the different fisheries I like around the N.W.