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Old 07-29-2011, 03:01 PM
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Default fly line backing for 3wt reel

I am moving to a light weight reel and rod and I would like to know what type of fly line backing to put on..... everything seems to be 20 or 30 lb... my line weight in 3 with a small reel... does anyone make a light weight backing... what do some of you us if anything....thx....
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20 pound Dacron backing will be fine.

12 pound Dacron backing is available, but hardly any shops stock it.

Your other options are super braided lines.

To be realistic, how often will you see your backing when fighting a fish?

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Default Re: fly line backing for 3wt reel

Well Dennis has answered your question. Your reel instructions should tell you how much backing in ratio to line lenght. +or - a few yards. That and the guys at the shop will set you up just fine.
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20 pound Dacron backing will be fine.

12 pound Dacron backing is available, but hardly any shops stock it.

Your other options are super braided lines.

To be realistic, how often will you see your backing when fighting a fish?

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