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: another steelhead gear question

09-25-2006, 08:10 PM
just a quick question about backing capacity for reels for steelhead fishing here in western NY... what test and what amount of backing capacity should i be looking for in a reel? i think i am going for 8wt.


edit... whoopsie, guess i should have put this in the lines/leaders part of the forum...

09-25-2006, 10:05 PM
Any eight weight reel filled with 20# backing would have enough capacity.

09-25-2006, 10:06 PM
sweet. thanks for the quick reply!!!