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: jfbasser, got a question about backing,,

The snook
04-20-2003, 02:37 PM
There’s salt and freshwater fly lines sooo is there such a thing for backing or is backing just that backing. One backing can be used for both salt and freshwater ???

04-20-2003, 05:02 PM
This wasn't directed to me, but the answer is that backing is backing. Generally: Dacron 20# for eight weight and under. 30# for 9 weight and up. Brand doesn't seem to matter. Color is also not so important. White is a little thinner. Some think that bluefish will strike a white backing.

The snook
04-20-2003, 05:28 PM
Thanks Eddie. That was my thinking but wanted to make sure. Didn't want to buy the wrong backing.:)