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Old 03-01-2009, 08:42 PM
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Default Backing size conversion

I'll probably know the answer in about a week when my new reel gets here, but I was wondering what the conversion is in amount of backing required for 30 lbs vs. 20 pound.

In other words, the reel manufacturer recommends 200 yards of 20 pound Micron. Would 150 yards of 30 pound Micron be about the same?
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Yes, 150 should be fine.

Conversion for yds of 30lb is about 20% less than yds 20lb.

So if your reel is designed to hold 200 yds of 20, then it should hold 160 yds of 30lb (200 yds 20lb x 80% = 160 yds 30lb).

Congrats on the new reel. Which one did you end up getting?

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I bought the Cortland Current Mid-Arbour. I haven't had any fish larger than 12 inch rainbows yet, so I can't say how the drag works, but it's a fully machined from barstock rel with very tight tolerances and almost no wobble in the spool. Very good buy for under $100. (I think, anyway)
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the 30lb backing should hold them

Sounds like solid construction and you got a good deal on the reel. Good luck with it, it should be perfect for you.

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