What is backing line or fly line backing?

What is backing line or fly line backing?

In our blog this week I will be providing some fly backing line information. Hopefully this could give out a few information on new fly tyers out there.

What is fly line backing?

Fly line backing is a line that extends the total length of line on your fly fishing reel. Usually made from Dacron, backing is typically purchased in 12-lb to 30-lb breaking strength. Backing spools come in lengths from 50 yards to 1000 yards. The backing line is attached to the fly reel arbor and fly line.

Does fly line backing color matter?

Color doesn't matter. If you are floating the line over them, on the surface of the water, things are worse. They now see the depression of the water's surface as well as shadow and motion. Sure, they can see that a bright orange line is orange and a green line is green but they will find neither acceptable

How much backing should a fly line have?

50 - 100 yards is good to use  This adds plenty of extra size to the arbor, increasing your line retrieval rate. It's also not so much that your reel gets “over-spooled” and fly line can't fit comfortably on the spool.

What is the proper amount of backing on a fly reel?

However, it's much better to have some backing on the reel first. Most reels will have room for about fifty yards of twenty pound backing. This will raise the level of your fly line up closer to the top edge of your fly reel so it won't fly off the line in coils. Backing is also helpful when you hook big fish.

Can you use braid as fly backing?

The answer is yes!  Using Braided Fishing Line As Fly Backing Fly shops around the country use braided fishing line to back their fly reels. What Lb Braid Should I Use To Back My Fly Reel? 20-50 Lb braided fishing line is excellent for backing your fly reel.

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