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  1. Default Medalist experts needed please

    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.

    Burch

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    Default Re: Medalist experts needed please

    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.
    Works every time

    (just like the one pictured here)

    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements. --- Horace Kephart

  3. 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


    Quote Originally Posted by burch View Post
    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.

    Burch

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