Overall: 4.8 / 5 based on 86 reviews
86 of 86 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Good Backing -
By: flymax 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.
great value -
By: brizzul from Bristol UK
I switched from coloured backing as colour used to leach into fly line. This is a great quality white backing
Great value -
By: DWin1 from Boston -> White Mountains
Top 1000 Contributor
This is a great value for dacron backing, here's to hoping it comes in handy
Nice backing -
By: UncleTeddVA 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.
By: Squizzer from Mostly Earth
Great backing that will not let you down when you need it .
Orvis Braided Dacron Backing for Fly Lines -
By: Pamsha 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.
cotton pickin good -
Strong and yet fine enough to provide the yardage needed for my backing, particularly for use with those bigger fish!
Quality Backing Is Important -
By: Robjcm14 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!
|Fly Line Backing|
Some 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.
High Capacity Gel Spun Backing
The backing you want for big game fishing.
Hi-Viz Gel Spun
The Maximum capacity for the biggest and strongest of big game fish.
The choice for freshwater and light saltwater angling
Gel Spun Tracking Backing
Tracks how deep a big fish has you into your backing.