An all around salmon rod. The HS94MHC can handle just about every technique you can think of for salmon. If you want a rod for trolling a few ounces, flasher and herring this will handle it well. If you want to sit on anchor with wrapped plugs waiting for a bite, the tip action will read well. Pulling spinners behind the boat waiting for vicious takedowns? This rod has the perfect response for it. The employees here at John’s Sporting Goods use this rod for a downrigger/salmon rod for fishing Puget Sound or the San Juan Islands. This rod has the perfect action and flex to handle all types of saltwater salmon fishing.