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: backing capacity for Redington AS 11/12


tonyd
01-20-2002, 08:31 PM
Does anyone know how much backing(30lbs) the Redington AS 11/12 will hold with a spey line?

sinktip
01-21-2002, 10:53 PM
A spey line is such an open term but so you have someplace to start, I have 175 yds of 30 pound dacron on my 11/12 and a full 8/9 Accelerator. As I believe Dana mentioned on another thread, if you find yourself short of space, chop off a little of the running line. Most of us never need all of that running line anyway. Usually 30-40' is all most of us can shoot.

Hope this helps.

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tonyd
01-21-2002, 11:45 PM
Thanks sinktip.