From my experience fishing the Skeena, 90% of the fish will be traveling close to shore, as in 70' or less. So no need for long casts. I've fished it with 7wt switch rods and 12'6" 7 & 8 wts.
Most the fish were hooked at less than 50' from the rod tip and only wading mid calf deep. It seems strange as it's a big river but the fish tend to come to you.
Your rods will be just fine.
I would use the Dredger as a backup only, unless you prefer it to the death star. It would be really weird to cast a dredger and then switch to the tcx. You couldnt find two rods that are more different than these two! I used to have a 8/9 dredger and when i would switch to my Loop Opti 8124 (similar rod to the death star) my casting stroke was all out of wack! On one hand you have a soft full flexing rod and on the other one the stiffest fastest rods on the market!
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