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How much backing do I need for a 7 8 fly reel?

How much backing do I need for a 7 8 fly reel?

You can probably expect to put around 100-125 yards of backing on that reel and still have room to spool on your line and still have clearance from the spool supports or reel cage. Obviously less would go on a smaller or narrower-spool fly reel and more on a reel designed for a 7- or 8-weight.

What is a 6-weight fly rod good for?

A 6-weight fly rod is the perfect size freshwater rod for casting streamers, dry flies and nymphs. It is the middle ground between lighter weight rods (3wt to 5wt) and heavier fly rods at 7wt and up. Six weights can be setup for every size trout, all sizes of bass and smaller salmon and steelhead.

What is a 7 6 fly rod good for?

A shorter rod between 7′ 6” and 8′ 6” helps maximize short distance performance and fine dry fly presentation. These shorter rods are also easier to fish in tight cover or brushy environments. If you’re backpacking or blue lining, a shorter rod packs down to fit nicely in a backpack or travel bag.

How do I choose a fly reel backing?

How much backing should I put on my reel?

  1. Smaller Trout and Panfish – 25 to 50 yards of 12-lb backing.
  2. Normal Trout – 50 to 100 yards of 20-lb backing.
  3. Big Trout and Steelhead – 150 yards plus of 20-lb backing.
  4. Bonefish and Large Carp – 250 yards of 30-lb backing.
  5. Salmon – 250 yards of 30-lb Dacron backing.

What size fish can you catch on a 6 weight fly rod?

How far can you cast a 6 weight fly rod?

Many trout fishing casts are under 30 feet and 60 feet is about as far as you would ever actually cast in a real life fishing scenario. We didn’t even let anyone cast beyond 60 feet even though some of these rods can easily shoot out to 100 feet when in the hands of a competent caster.

How many yards of backing do I need for a fly reel?

Most reels will have room for about fifty yards of twenty pound backing. This will raise the level of your fly line up closer to the top edge of your fly reel so it won’t fly off the line in coils. Backing is also helpful when you hook big fish. The quantity of backing to use is a matter of trial and error.

What pound test is fly line?

For example: a 2 or 3 weight line will normally break at about 20 lbs.; standard 4 to 8 weight line are around 30-pound test, a heavy saltwater line core may test over 75 lbs….Standard Line Weights.

Number Designation Standard Weight Margin For Error
12-Weight 380 368-392