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    Default Dyneema as backing?

    Hey there guys and gals. I was searching ebay for some inexpensive spools of dacron backing, in the 300yd range, and I found dyneema spools for $9! What is the difference in this stuff? I did find some info after googleing it but I just wondered if anyone else used it as backing.
    Thanks in advance.
    Oh btw, Ill be using it for 9wt saltwater and salmon/steelie setup.
    Seth

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    Default Re: Dyneema as backing?

    Hi

    Here is a link that gives a lot of information about Dyneema and Spectra lines. I have found that Power Pro is the best that I have used but I have not used them all.

    One thing you need to be careful about with these lines is the diameter. Today's super braids are much smaller in diameter than standard mono. So don't use 20 or 30 pound super braid for backing. The smaller line is harder to handle and they will cut you if you are not careful. Fifty pound Power Pro is the smallest I would use for backing and for Saltwater eighty pound may be better.

    Frank
    Last edited by Frank Whiton; 09-05-2010 at 02:37 AM.

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    Default Re: Dyneema as backing?

    Thanks Frank. I think Ill just stick with the Dacron.
    Seth

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    Default Re: Dyneema as backing?

    After reading that I feel under lined at 36 pound backing. I wish I had 50, that way I would never worry about losing the works.

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