Orvis Braided Dacron Backing for Fly Lines

Orvis fly line backing is as trustworthy as our passion for the sport. Made in USA.

Details

Orvis backing is braided Dacron on spools, precision processed with uniform strength. 30-lb. test is great for steelhead, salmon, bonefish, stripers, and more. 20-lb. test is for trout, bass and most freshwater fishing. Made in USA.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.8 / 5 based on 86 reviews

5-star:
72
4-star:
14
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86 of 86 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Good Backing - 5/13/2015
    By: from Northern New York
    Top 50 Contributor

    What i like about this particular backing is that yoiu can buy it in various lengths which saves you trying to guess how much you have put on your reel.

  • 5/5

    great value - 5/4/2015
    By: from Bristol UK

    I switched from coloured backing as colour used to leach into fly line. This is a great quality white backing

  • 5/5

    3/11/2015
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  • 5/5

    Great value - 12/18/2014
    By: from Boston -> White Mountains
    Top 1000 Contributor

    This is a great value for dacron backing, here's to hoping it comes in handy

  • 5/5

    Nice backing - 12/8/2014
    By: from Shenandoah Region, VA

    Okay, 50 yards of it went on the Battenkill I on my dedicated brookie rod. Unless some freakishly large one takes a run, I'll never see it again. I would buy it again, also the Superfine 3wf is a great fly line.

  • 5/5

    Backing - 12/2/2014
    By: from Mostly Earth

    Great backing that will not let you down when you need it .

  • 5/5

    Orvis Braided Dacron Backing for Fly Lines - 11/14/2014
    By: from Dubin, Ireland

    This is a great product and you will not believe what I use it for - pearl stringing. It is lightweight, strong, doesn't stretch and is nice to work with between my fingers. I can achieve good tight knotting and am happy with the end product, knowing it will keep my customers happy for years to come.

  • 4/5

    cotton pickin good - 11/13/2014
    By:

    Strong and yet fine enough to provide the yardage needed for my backing, particularly for use with those bigger fish!

  • 5/5

    Quality Backing Is Important - 11/13/2014
    By: from Brentwood Essex
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I've always believed that if it's worth investing in a quality fly line, then it is also worth investing in quality backing. Let's be honest, with a 100ft of line on your reel, it's not very often you'll ever be seeing, let alone testing the backing. However, when that situation does arise, where you simply cannot stop the fish running - that heart-stopping moment we all hope for - when first you've given up all your line and then you're forced to concede your backing as it starts to violently scream off your reel, you will want to be sure it has the strength and quality you need for the moment. That's where Orvis comes in. They won't sell you something not fit for purpose. Trust them. This Dacron backing is fine for larger reels but I'd advise you buy gel spun for smaller reels; it has a lower diameter, which means you'll get more backing on your reel. Final advice ... double check the quality of your knots both to the reel and to your fly line!

  • 5/5

    11/3/2014
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Learn More

Fly Line Backing

Live ChatSome game fish, like salmon, steelhead, bonefish, tarpon, and many other saltwater species, will take a fly and run for up to 200 yards before you can slow them down. Since a fly line is only about 100 feet long, there has to be some kind of insurance beyond the fly line so you stay connected. Fly line backing is a thin, strong line that is attached to the fly reel at one end and the fly line at the other. For most trout fly fishing, 50 yards is plenty. When fly fishing for saltwater speed demons like bonefish or permit, the fish of a lifetime might take 200 yards of fly line so you need to be prepared.

To help you determine what backing is appropriate for your reel we have described the attributes of all Orvis backing below. If you buy an Orvis reel and line together Orvis can load your reel with the appropriate amount of backing and riggings for Free if you choose Dacron. $10 for Gel Spun, High Capacity Gel Spun and $24 for 50lb. Gel Spun.

Still not sure which backing is right for you? Chat online with one of our Fishing Specialist for instant advice.


High Capacity Gel Spun Backing

The backing you want for big game fishing.

• Maximum strength with minimum diameter  
• 60% more capacity than Dacron
• 35-lb.-test Gel-Spun gives 60% more capacity than 20-lb. Dacron
• More capacity means higher yardage on the reel, slower spool rpms on runs, and faster pickups
• Braided gel-spun polyethylene is 10 times stronger than steel in equal diameters
• Virtually no stretch
• Extremely abrasion-resistant
• Very low coefficient of friction won’t damage your fly rod guides
• Retains 100% of its strength while in the water
• Unaffected by UV, gas, oil, salt or detergents
• Comes in 35-lb. and 50-lb. test.


Hi-Viz Gel Spun

The Maximum capacity for the biggest and strongest of big game fish.

More capacity means higher yardage on the reel, slower spool rpms on runs, and faster pickups
• Braided gel-spun polyethylene is 10 times stronger than steel in equal diameters
• Virtually no stretch
• Extremely abrasion-resistant
• Very low coefficient of friction won’t damage your fly rod guides
• Retains 100% of its strength while in the water
• Unaffected by UV, gas, oil, salt or detergents
• Comes in 30-lb and 45-lb. test.


Dacron

The choice for freshwater and light saltwater angling

• Braided white Dacron®, precision processed with uniform strength
• 12-lb. test perfect for light lines and smaller reels from 1-3-weight
• 20 lb. test for trout, bass, and most freshwater fishing
• 30-lb. test ideal for salmon and light saltwater


Gel Spun Tracking Backing

Tracks how deep a big fish has you into your backing.

Different colors in the backing measure how much backing is out and how much to loan on your reel
• Dyneema® material has all the merits of gel-spun—thin diameter for maximum capacity
• Resists UV, gas, and other corrosives
• Low coefficient of friction
• 312 yards of fly line backing.

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  • 12-pound test 50 yds. $4.95
  • 12-pound test 100 yds. $4.95
  • 12-pound test 2,500 yds. $90.00
  • 20-pound test 50 yds. $5.95
  • 20-pound test 75 yds. $6.95
  • 20-pound test 100 yds. $7.95
  • 20-pound test 150 yds. $9.95
  • 20-pound test 200 yds. $12.95
  • 20-pound test 250 yds. $15.95
  • 20-pound test 300 yds. $19.95
  • 20-pound test 1,000 yds. $40.00
  • 20-pound test 2,500 yds. $115.00
  • 30-pound test 100 yds. $7.95
  • 30-pound test 150 yds. $10.95
  • 30-pound test 200 yds. $14.95
  • 30-pound test 250 yds. $17.95
  • 30-pound test 300 yds. $21.95
  • 30-pound test 400 yds. $28.00
  • 30-pound test 2,500 yds. $115.00
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