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Old 06-23-2011, 03:29 PM
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I have a 1494 AK that has WF5F line for it. I also have a 1595 RC that has WF8F line for it. My question is: what lb backing and how much will I need for each reel ? I ran a search and came up with zilch.

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20# backing is fine, and I always fill the spool until the inside spool perforations are completely covered
Supposedly, a 1494 will hold a 6DT and 50yards of backing and a 1595 will hold a 7DT and 100 yards of backing, but I like my method better.
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Default Re: Medalist experts needed please

Hi Burch,

On the 1494, the site list 50yards for 20# backing. Here is the link:
Pflueger Fishing Tackle

On the 1595, 60yards for 20# of backing.
Pflueger Fishing Tackle

hope this helps you out.

Another tip I heard if you're unsure how much backing to use was to spool all the flyline you have first, then tie/pool the backing after until you reach near the rim. Unspool all of it carefully and then respool with the backing first this time. You should have a correct amount of backing and fly line now. It might even be more compact since the spooling will bring it all closer. I haven't given this a try yet but will probably do so in the future when I can afford another reel.

I also heard backing goes up to the smaller holes and the rest is fly line on the Medalists.

I'm hoping someone else on the forum can chime in.

-Jack


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I have a 1494 AK that has WF5F line for it. I also have a 1595 RC that has WF8F line for it. My question is: what lb backing and how much will I need for each reel ? I ran a search and came up with zilch.

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