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 Post subject: braided line as backing
PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:49 pm 
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am thinking of getting spiderwire as a flyline backing.
anyone used it before?
how good is it and does it cut the rod guides?
any alternate suggestions


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 3:13 pm 
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Bones,

Have you noticed that there is a separate place for fly fishing issues? I have never had problems with regular backing. Why do you want to use spiderwire as backing? One expensive backing that would be. I guess it would be abrasive on the loops of the fly rod. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:51 pm 
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I use spiderwire red 30lbs on a spinning gear though. No issues so far accept the line somewhat sinks in your spool, unlike powerpro. Its is stronger but the color fades off depending on use.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:01 pm 
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teritex wrote:
I use spiderwire red 30lbs on a spinning gear though. No issues so far accept the line somewhat sinks in your spool, unlike powerpro. Its is stronger but the color fades off depending on use.

DeZZ

does it damage rod guides?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:40 pm 
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bonefisher wrote:
does it damage rod guides?


The guides are different in spinning rods and fly rods. So maybe in spinning the line will not do any damage. In fly rods the chrome on the loop may wear off quicker.


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 Post subject: PowerPro Spectra Line
PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:09 pm 
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Bonefisher

Most backing line are 'flat' line like the PowerPro, Spectra, and the Dacron line which can be bought at lower cost and come in bright colours.

Braided line are pretty sharp, unless your guides are SICs, normal snake guides are going to be grooved and will instantly cut your line connecting the fish.

On the other hand, you may wish to change the guides to Titanium snake guides which is resistant to saltwater and reasonably hard enough to resist abrasion of braided line, but not for prolong runs. It is still essential to stick to something safe..Powerpro Spectra can easily be bought from the internet and is similiar to those of Fireline, etc. in terms of price.

But I guess, it is not the pricing that is of concern but availability of product within your surrounding area.

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Tacklebloke


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Spiderwire will cut your flyrod guides. You get proper fly backing line, you could try that?


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