Hi all... I fished the Salmon River for the first time last week, and it was fun but I had no success. We were fishing Joss Hole at DSR. I finally got off the fence and took the opportunity because a coworker knew the lay of the land and had some gear I could use. We were using 9' medium weight spinning rods, fake eggs and red sponge. The trip was worth it in the end, and I refer to it as Salmon School for the day. Needless to say, it took me all of 1 minute to realize every other single person was using a fly rod. I did learn a lot from a couple of guys who were kind enough to teach, and I see now it's all about line time in the water, not reeling in and re-rigging snags. The guys we talked to were using 8-9-10 weight rods, 12 or 15 lb test fluorocarbon line (?) attached the fly line, a swivel, and finally 8 lb test leader (I believe this was similar all around, but not sure). I think they had #1 hooks, tied with a schnell knot. The one guy swore by the these blue colored eggs that were anise scented. He killed them that day. I know there's more than one way to do these things, but another co-worker has offered to sell me a 9wt, 9' Orvis Silver Label TL, 9.5 flex and a Battenkill V reel that already has fly line on it. I can probably get it for under $200 since he's not using it and it was his dad's who passed away. Given what I learned, I believe this rod & reel would be the better way to approach this for my next trip, agreed? At the very least, the price probably can't be beat considering what I'd get new. Any thoughts or tips would be appreciated.