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Add RIO Dacron Backing to My New Reel

Add RIO Dacron Backing to My New Reel
Add RIO Dacron Backing to My New Reel

RIO Dacron Backing

$0.10 Per Yard
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Product Details
Gorge Fly Shop will load your new reel or spool purchase with at your request. We use Premium RIO and S/A Dacron backing in 20lb or 30lb and several color choices. We also sell Hatch premium Braided PE backing as an alternative choice. You can compare it with the chart below or view the Backing Guide link above for more information about backing.
 
Looking for maximum amount of backing but don't want an over-stuff your reel? Consider Hatch backing!

Hatch size comparison to Dacron backing. (note: These are general sizes for Dacron..Sizes do vary between manufacturers)













Note: How much do I need? Consider these facts...
Reel manufacturers generally give you maximum specifications of backing capacity and in many cases these numbers are over-inflated...Just like gas mileage figures on new cars...to look more attractive they are generally the absolute maximum they can be...You'll likely experience less than these figures. So before you request the maximum specification of backing yards please ask yourself this; How much do I really need for the intended purpose of the reel I am purchasing? Personally I find that over-stuffed reels are an aggravation on the water and takes away from the pleasure I wish to pursue. 

Learn more about backing in Backing Guide: An in-depth look

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"Lamson speedster reel"

on 8/16/2017 10:22:07 AM

Review (Tell us Why?: This reel is lighter than I expected. Take up is smooth. No barreling. A Rio gold six weight was given to me. The staff is knowledgeable and gives their advice from experience. I would buy another speedster and I would buy it from Gorge

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"Wow - 8ncredibly Great Service!!!!"

on 7/5/2017 4:48:15 PM

Review (Tell us Why?: Excellent prices on Lamson Liquid 3 pk., a Rio Bass Taper line, backing, some leaders, tipper material. AND, backing and line loaded correctly. But the best part is that I had the goods on the third day - ordered Friday a.m., received all on Monday - over 2000 miles away! Now, that's Excellence. Don't even think about it - just get your fly fishing stuff from Gorge!

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"Fantastic people"

on 5/25/2017 5:46:35 PM

Review (Tell us Why?: The culture in everyone is fantastic here. I deal with them from 90 miles away (each way) or drive there just to deal with these folks. Everyone is totally service oriented and can take a joke. You will find no better place with the knowledge and personality that each one of the people here have.

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"Ready to fish"

on 6/1/2016 6:00:24 PM

Review (Tell us Why?: Ordered a reel and extra spool and Gorge adding a free fly line and a small charge for backing. My reel came ready to use for a planned fishing trip. It's always nice to have your reel ready to go. Thanks Gorge.

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Gorge Fly Shop, Inc - 201 Oak St., Hood River, OR 97031, US