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Fly Line Backing

We offer Scientific Anglers backing & some Cortland backing cut to any length desired (in full yards) up to 1500 yards. Buying in bulk saves us, and you money. But please be aware that you will receive the backing on a spare line cassette. We use only locking cassettes, so there is no worrying about tangles and knots. If you purchase backing with a reel or spool, simply specify left or right hand retrieve, and we will spool the backing for you if possible.

hatch_backing.jpg Hatch Premium Backing !
$29.00
At Hatch, we’ve created a backing material that has the touch and feel of Dacron combined with the strength and diameter of Gel Spun in a single 8 braid PE line for use in all fly fishing applications.

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rio_dacron.jpg Dacron / Micron Fly Line Backing
$12.95
We may use RIO or SCI ANGLERS backing.

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sci_backing_micron_sm.jpg Dacron / Micron Fly Line Backing - by the yard
$0.07
We may use RIO or SCI ANGLERS backing.


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rio_dacron.jpg RIO Dacron Backing
$124.95
RIO’s traditional Dacron braided backing features high strength and low stretch and is unsurpassed in quality. Good compromise between thinness and the ability to make blind splice loops. Easier to knot than brands that are very thin but have too tight a weave for a blind splice loop.

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sci_backing_micron_sm.jpg Scientific Anglers Bulk Dacron Backing
$149.95
Built with advanced 3M technology that allows us to create small-diameter backing without losing the inherent strength of the backing material.
Exceptionally thin material for more reel capacity, Low coefficient of friction minimizes wear on guides, High abrasion resistance, Colorfast, Extremely high visibility

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orvis_gelspun_hivis.jpg Orvis Gel-Spun Backing - Hi-Vis Chartreuse
$18.00
Provides 75% More Backing—it even gives you more capacity than using 20-lb. Dacron! Braided from gel-spun polyethylene, this incredible backing is 10 times stronger than steel in equal diameters. Retains 100% of its strength while in the water. Very small diameter allows for significantly higher yardage on the reel, giving you the combination of slower spool rpms on runs and faster pick-ups. Extremely abrasion resistant, yet has very low coefficient of friction so it will not damage your guides. Unaffected by UV, gas, oil, salt, or detergents.

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orvis_gelspun_white.jpg Orvis Gel-Spun Backing - White
$12.00
Maximum Strength with Up to 60% More Capacity than Dacron. 35-lb.-test Gel-Spun Backing gives you more capacity than using 20-lb. Dacron, which is why it is the backing of choice for big-game angling. Braided from gel-spun polyethylene, this incredible backing is 10 times stronger than steel in equal diameters. A very small diameter for higher yardage on the reel means slower spool rpms on runs and faster pickups. Gel-Spun has virtually no stretch, is extremely abrasion-resistant, yet has a very low coefficient of friction so it will not damage your guides, and retains 100% of its strength while in the water. Unaffected by UV, gas, oil, salt or detergents.

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orvis_braided_dacron_white.gif Orvis Dacron Backing - Braided White
$4.95
Orvis Backing is braided white Dacron® on spools, precision processed with uniform strength.
Available in:
  • 12 pound test for light lines and smaller reels
  • 20 pound test for trout, bass, and most freshwater fishing
  • 30 pound test for salmon and saltwater


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    orvis_dacron_backing_fl_orange.gif Orvis Dacron Backing - Quick-Sight Orange
    $32.00
    This high-visibility fluorescent orange backing lets you see the backing in the water when a big fish takes out line in a hurry. Tested extensively by Orvis’ saltwater guides, who found it helped them know where a fish was and when it was changing direction. The round Dacron backing won’t rot or mildew and stores well on the reel.

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    cortland_backing_spectron_blackspot_sm.jpg aCortland Bulk Blackspot Super Braid
    $109.95
    Why is Cortland's Spectron considered the best Super Braid in the industry? Our braiding technicians have combined specific critical elements to maintain the optimum number of "picks" per inch for this high performance polyethylene fiber. The result is a time-tested braid that combines low stretch (4%) with small diameter pound/test ratio. The extra limp body is perfect for casting. Its unique slick, hydrophobic nature allows Spectron to slice through the water and come back to you dry!

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