The North American Fly Fishing Forum
Go Back   The North American Fly Fishing Forum > General Fly Fishing Discussion > General Discussion

General Discussion General discussions regarding fly fishing as a whole. Ask questions. Get answers...


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2010, 07:24 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 19
fishinfrenzy is on a distinguished road
Default Dacron backing...

I apologize for how stupid this question is but I am very new to fly fishing. I was spooling up a new reel with Dacron backing and it seems to be "sticky" in a way. Also, when I took off the backing from another reel it seemed to leave a sticky residue on the spool. What is the point of this stickiness? Is it meant to serve an actual function or is it just how dacron is? I have used many braided lines for bass fishing that are not sticky at all. Why aren't these types of lines used for fly fishing? Is it mainly because Dacron is just so much cheaper?
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 52
ctious is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Dacron backing...

not sure what kind of line u got... but i have never had any sticky dacron.....
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-26-2010, 11:13 PM
MoscaPescador's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,727
Blog Entries: 4
MoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond reputeMoscaPescador has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Dacron backing...

Never dealt with sticky dacron either.

MP
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-27-2010, 12:10 AM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 10,997
Blog Entries: 67
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Dacron backing...

I concur with my fellow members, no sticky backing. If it helps I have always used Cortland backing. 20 lb on trout reels and 36 lb salt water Micon on the salmon reels. Good luck sorting this one out. Don't worry about sounding new to this we were all new once.

Ard
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 07-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 44
flores81 is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Dacron backing...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hardyreels View Post
I concur with my fellow members, no sticky backing. If it helps I have always used Cortland backing. 20 lb on trout reels and 36 lb salt water Micon on the salmon reels. Good luck sorting this one out. Don't worry about sounding new to this we were all new once.

Ard
it might be not too hard to sort that out
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 07-27-2010, 02:10 AM
Frank Whiton's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 5,301
Frank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond reputeFrank Whiton has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Frank Whiton
Default Re: Dacron backing...

Hi fishinfrenzy,

Never worry about a question being stupid or too basic. If you have the question there is a good chance that many other readers have the same question or would like to know the same information.

As to the residue left on the spool. That is probably caused by things in the water that over time has soaked into the backing. If you are putting on new Dacron backing it should not be sticky. The stickiness could be caused by a coating on the backing. Get some Cortland Micron backing and your problems should be solved.

You can use a braided super line like Power Pro for backing. Fifty pound is a good choice for Trout reels. You don't want to use too light of weight of braid as the diameter is too small. The Yellow Power Pro is a good color for backing. It is also available in white, red and green.

Frank
__________________
Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 07-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 19
fishinfrenzy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Dacron backing...

Hrm... Thanks for all of the replies weighing in on the subject. I can't remember the exact name of the backing but it was some cheap stuff from Bass Pro Shops. I will probably just use some leftover line from bass fishing in the future.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 07-28-2010, 07:18 AM
hunter1's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: maryland
Posts: 97
hunter1 is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Re: Dacron backing...

no sticky backing for me to. Stick with cortland backing, never had a problem with it.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 07-29-2010, 10:04 PM
wjc wjc is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: south florida
Posts: 1,370
wjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant futurewjc has a brilliant future
Default Re: Dacron backing...

It sounds to me that it is probably waxed gel spun, not dacron. I have waxed gelspun backing on my gulfstream reel because I can fit a lot more on it than dacron backing.

Cheers,
Jim
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 07-30-2010, 01:33 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 19
fishinfrenzy is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Dacron backing...

Well, I am 100% certain it was not gel spun. It was definitely regular Dacron backing. Perhaps sticky was not the correct word to describe it but it does seem to have some sort of tackiness or residue on it compared to other braided freshwater bass fishing lines such as Suffix braid, PowerPro, and Spiderwire.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Much Backing? Teamanglerx General Discussion 9 09-24-2012 11:11 AM
Backing HookEmHorns Fly Lines 2 02-05-2009 08:57 AM
Backing? mpreece General Discussion 7 09-17-2007 07:55 PM
how much backing? ffffg Fly Reels 4 02-20-2006 09:32 AM













All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:33 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
2005-2014 The North American Fly Fishing Forum. All rights reserved.