Re: Will Abel Creek 1 LA hold a WF 4wt line?
I'll also add that one doesn't really need a lot of backing on a 4 weight. But if more backing is wanted, one could switch to 12 pound test Dacron or a skinnier super braid.
In some cases, it doesn't hurt to cut some of the back end of the fly line off. Ten to 15 feet of running line removed can be replaced with many yards of backing.