04-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Re: Echo Ion 6 Backing
I will be no help with this answer....it depends
1) Are you chasing fish which have the ability to smoke your reel and get you in to and ran out of backing ?
2) Do you want your reel so full you have to micro manage the floating line as it comes in to avoid it barreling and pinching the line
Example I have a Lamson Speedster 3 for a 7wt rod I am running 8wt line on so I filled it up to 6wt specs so the 8wt will fit but have enough backing as I will be chasing big fish with it.
I have a small reel for 3wt that has maybe 20 yards backing on it since it is for tiny trout. The line on there is very supple so I am not worried about coil/memory
Then I have a reel that is spec'd for 4-6wt line but I run 4wt on it so it is spooled with the specs for 6wt because I dont want as much coil on my floating line
So like I said....terrible answer but it depends.
***Why Flyfishing over golf ? You cant take your phone in the river***