backing?

Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MarkE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: backing?
    Posted: 29 Jul 2021 at 10:39am
MarkE View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum


Joined: 02 Feb 2007
Location: Mudfish Central
Status: Offline
Points: 2987
hi guys,just spooling up an 8wt and 10wt. what do people use for backing these days?
Sea Strike 18' Centre Console - Under Construction....Build Thread here
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote jac Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2021 at 10:51am
jac View Drop Down
Gold
Gold


Joined: 21 May 2012
Status: Offline
Points: 627
I went with SA gel spun recently on a 10w not sure if it’s worth the extra $. Be interested what others ideas are as well
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote FishMan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2021 at 4:32pm
FishMan View Drop Down
Moderator - Brown Belt
Moderator - Brown Belt
Avatar

Joined: 27 Sep 2004
Location: Bay of Islands
Status: Offline
Points: 5572
Any heavy braid that I find lying around. Don't ask me what brand. Usually it's old stuff that has been stripped off one of our overhead reels. My only stipulation is that I like it 50lb plus. Too thin and it's like razor wire. I don't want to cut my fingers on a fast reversing parore You'll still get way more than you'll ever need on the reel with the heavier stuff. Who's going to wind in 300 or 400 metres of backing with a fly reel anyway? A couple of hundred metres of 50 to 80lb braid is all you'll ever need.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Legacy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 2021 at 4:46pm
Legacy View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum


Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Location: Huia
Status: Offline
Points: 2685
Just a suggestion - go hollow core as you can splice a very smooth loop.
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote Jofly Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Jul 2021 at 7:57am
Jofly View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum
Avatar

Joined: 22 Jul 2008
Location: New Zealand
Status: Offline
Points: 1061
Originally posted by Legacy Legacy wrote:

Just a suggestion - go hollow core as you can splice a very smooth loop.

That's true or if you are lazy like me you just do a doubled bimini in your backing that is large enough to fit the reel through, then you can swap lines easily. The doubled braid won't cut into your fly line loop as easily as a single strand.

Agree 50lb or up as with Craig and if you have only 200m on the reel and one day you need more you can accept that you would probably never have got it back anyway Confused
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote MarkE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Aug 2021 at 9:43am
MarkE View Drop Down
Platinum
Platinum


Joined: 02 Feb 2007
Location: Mudfish Central
Status: Offline
Points: 2987
thanks guys, reels are both large arbor so will most ikely go with the SA Gel spun i think. its thin but id feel safer knowing theres 200m of backing in reserve if needed.
Sea Strike 18' Centre Console - Under Construction....Build Thread here
Back to Top
Post Options Post Options   Likes (0) Likes(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Aug 2021 at 4:23am
lucas View Drop Down
Bronze
Bronze


Joined: 03 Dec 2005
Status: Offline
Points: 11
I’ve been using 60lb Daiwa Hollow for all my reels 8wt and up, anything from 150m onwards as far as capacity goes, unless you’re after Marlin that will potentially strip 400m. Benefits are a super smooth loop (pack the hollow out with a 20/30cm inner of the same material to give loop section a bit more padding/bite) plus it has a black mark every 25m and very colour fast orange which makes tracking it a bit easier.
Otherwise go for Daiwa J braid or Tasline 50/60lb with a 50lb braided mono loop or doubled bimini at a pinch.
Back to Top
Forum Jump
Forum Permissions View Drop Down


This page was generated in 0.148 seconds.

Fishing Reports Visit Reports

Bream Bay Fishing Report - September 24th, 2021

Action fast and furious – mostly! While I am confined to land at present, the... Read More >

Raglan Fishing Report - September 24th, 2021

Finally, some fishing! Lots of boats finally got out this past weekend after lockdown and... Read More >

Manukau Fishing Report - September 24th, 2021

The recent weather hasn’t left us with too much to be excited about. Being restricted... Read More >

Kontiki Fishing Report - September 24th, 2021

Still slowly moving into the new season kontiki fishing on the lower north lsland. I... Read More >

Fishing bite times Fishing bite times

Major Bites

Minor Bites

Major Bites

Minor Bites