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Old 05-07-2003, 01:14 AM
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How much backing for bonefish?

Anybody have any comments concerning how much backing I should have for bonefish?
Clearly, the answer is "as much as you fit on the reel," so I guess I'm looking for a minimum safe amount.
Here are some facts that might help:
8wt rod, tip-flex, 8 or 11 lbs tippet
most fish in the 2-4 lbs range, regularly in the 5-7 lbs range and a few 8+lbs.
Also, I've heard much talk of the gelspun backing. Can someone save me the hassle of searching the internet for hours and recommend a brand for me...Orvis, SA, Cortland, any others?

Many thanks!
SLC
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