Re: reel sizing for us warmwater guys:)
What ever size reel I use I will make sure the reel is full so I put backing on all my reels. Do I need the backing? Mostly no but you never know and it is better for the fly line to not be would up tight on a small arbor. I will say that I generally use reels a little larger than needed. I prefer a loaded reel to slightly over balance the rod.