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: Micron vs. saltwater micron?

06-30-2009, 07:42 AM
Any of you guys try the saltwater teflon coated micron? I have had some backing mildew with the regular but not all reels so it may have had to do with storage. Also wondering if it bleeds less into the running line (which I kind of liked).


07-01-2009, 07:27 AM
Either white dacron or 65# powerpro for me! :smokin:

07-01-2009, 10:39 AM
65lb Suffix braid on 9wt and up. It is rounder and smoother than most other braids. Yellow does bleed.

07-01-2009, 07:07 PM
Ditto Suffix 65#. I also use it to pigtail all my lines.

07-02-2009, 06:21 AM
What is the comparative diameter of 65 spinning braid vs. 30# micron?

For mid-range game (steelhead, salmon, stripers, bonefish, tarpon, etc) I like backing to have some "meat" to it so it winds faster and just saw an ad that said 50# was the same diameter as 12# mono.

For longer running fish (i.e. needing over 250 yards of backing) maximizing capacity with these new braids sounds like a serious advantage.

Also haven't done a cost comparison vs. Micron.

Also are standard albrights useable like Micron? I usually use a surgeon's loop but when I switch lines a lot I'll slap it on with an albright and like to have that option.

thanks for sharing your experiences

07-02-2009, 08:23 AM
I personally would not use an albright with braid. The strongest connection without using adhesives is a bimini or double bimini in the backing looped to a braided/whipped loop on the tail end of your fly line. Some will cut the bimini loop and double it over into a 4-strand loop with a surgeons knot to reduce cutting into your line. If you go with that set up on all of your lines/reels you don't need to tie any backing knots at all.

For inshore I still prefer 30# white dacron. Same deal with the loops makes cleaning and getting the twist out of your lines a breeze.

07-02-2009, 09:07 AM
Great feedback, thats what I like about online communities - a lot of knowledge to call upon.

I'm going to stick with 30# saltwater micron for my inshore spools, I've got a few empty ones I want to put into action with various line configurations. It's coated with teflon for SW applications and the regular micron has served me well for all these years.

I've tried Dynema and didn't like it. It doesn't lay on the spool like Micron which lays on the spool very nicely, retrieves relatively quickly and lasts forever with minimal care. I think it flattens a little when wound, or at least it feels like it does.

My Danielsson reels are large arbor which may also be a factor in the retrieve rate.