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Old 05-19-2010, 04:54 PM
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Backing ?

I will be spooling two fly reels soon.

Wonderiing if I should depart from the old tried and true Dacron and go with any of the new wonderlines ?

Any help appreciated..

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Old 05-20-2010, 07:41 AM
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Ok.... no takers.... I'll bite.

I'm a dacron man. The stuff is strong, lasts forever and doesn't burn your fingers. I know it doesn't have the capacity of gell-spun but I've never been 250 yds into my backing wishing I had another 100 yds. For 99% of my fishing I'm sticking with dacron. I think the diameter and color are those last little details that make a nice reel look like the real thing.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:15 AM
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Thanks

Appreciate your comments Dave....you have great experience and that helps.

I am going for the Dacron figuring the "if it ain't broke........" theory ....

Never really had a problem with Dacron either and the two times in my life I was almost spooled....reeling in another 100 yards would have killed me not the fish!!!!!!!!

last question.... do you spool the backing on yourself or let a flyshop do it... my feeling is if I do it I would tend to criss cross more than a machine and maybe avoid cutting into the rest of the backing...if you follow my logic...

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I used to let the shops do it because it would give me yards/capacity info but since then I've bought a bulk spool of 30# and eye-ball it myself. Cost a lot but it's like buying stuff from costco - buy bulk once and lasts forever.
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:26 AM
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ok

Thanks Juro .... your idea makes sense...
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I go with the fly shop. I get frustrated putting it on then cutting it back to fit the line properly. If they are willing I'll do 50 yds of "oh $&@!" backing in one color and then splice into my main color for the other 200-250 yds.
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First few spools I was way off but recently I've been dead on. Kind of like the fact that I can now pour two cups of water into a pot with deadly accuracy without measuring - from all the ramen I ate when I was young and poor
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