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Old 11-18-2011, 08:06 PM
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Default backing care/maintenance

do you need to maintain backing in some manner to prevent it from molding or does a vented spool take care of that pretty well?
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Default Re: backing care/maintenance

I have never had a problem with backing but then I do not dunk my reels. Some of the reels have backing that has been on them a long time and no problems are evident. If you have your backing pulled out & into the river frequently or if you often allow the reel to be submerged there could arise a problem but I have never had it.

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Default Re: backing care/maintenance

thanks Ard. just curious if i need to to squirt any magic juice on their periodically, but it sounds like no maintenance is required. i'm a fan.
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I would not be concerned unless you fish saltwater on a regular basis.
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Default Re: backing care/maintenance

I've dunked my reels in the past on many occassions. All I do is allow the reel to air dry overnight, then put in back in my reel pouch. As far as caring for it, in all my years of flyfishing, I never have.
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from the Cortland web-site
general information about their braided lines
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Individual types of braid are specially treated with our environmentally responsible proprietary coatings and dyes. Some are waterproofed to shed water, reducing line weight and helping to keep hands dry in cold weather. Anti-rot agents and other specialized treatments are applied at this time to achieve the desired results.
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thanks Rip Tide. that's good info.
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