Stout tackle is required for these trips. I alternate between using a 9ft 10wt Shakespeare Agility rod with an Airflo 40+
sniper sink 7 line or a Greys Carnivore 9ft for a 9wt, with a Rio Outbound sink 6 line. The reel has to have heavy-duty
drag and I’ve burned out two cheaper reels with the searing runs of pollock. I now use a Nautilus CCF, which has so far
performed impeccably, and an Airflo T7 which, as a cheaper alternative, has done me very well indeed. Off the fly line I
use an 8ft length of 30lb seaguar flurocarbon and tie the other end to a clip, for easy fly changes.