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  1. #1

    Backing for fly reels

    I have a 1500yd spool of 30lb PowerPro braid and was wondering if I could use it as backing for my fly reels?

    Would it do the same job as say dacron?
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    Re: Backing for fly reels

    Whats your spool made from ?
    GSP can crush some spools that aren't barstock aluminium

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    Re: Backing for fly reels

    Hey flyfisho,

    I have just recieved spare spools for my Tibor QC Riptide & Gulfstream. I was looking to load the spare spools and was wondering if PowerPro would do the same job as traditional backing?

    Cheers
    Last edited by Bubba Gump; 24-05-2008 at 05:44 PM.
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    Re: Backing for fly reels

    certainly would but better as Dacron has a larger diameter . You will defiantly need that when chasing big nasties on your gulfy.
    If you want my opinion Scientific Anglers XTS Gel spun is very good as backing , I have Jig-man 55Lb on a Syncrotech that I use for Tuna I get around 500 yards of string on there , depending on the diameter you should get similar on the Gulfstream, I am not sure what the riptides hold but I would go down to 30lb on that one and 50lb on the Gulfy. Dacron creates to much drag in the water GSP is better again there

    Federation of Fly Fishers
    International Certified Casting Instructor
    Sunshine Coast Fly Fishers
    www.saltwaterflyfishers.org

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    Re: Backing for fly reels

    Cheers flyfisho,

    I will defiantly have a look at the gel spun. Thanks again for the advice.

    BG
    Don't play stupid with me...I'm better at it!

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    Re: Backing for fly reels

    I use Finns 50lb braid on my salt outfits.
    I have 300+m on my 9wt reel. IT sets a good swim when there is a mac tuna on the other end

    Good and strong and has great knot profile for running through guides

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