Quick-Sight™ Fluorescent Orange Backing

Maintain better control over a hooked fish with this flyline backing. Made in USA.

Details

This high-visibility fluorescent orange backing lets you see the backing in the water. Tested extensively by Orvis' saltwater guides, who found it helped them locate a fish when it was changing direction. The round Dacron backing won't rot or mildew, and stores well on the reel. Made in USA.

Reviews

Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.4 / 5 based on 40 reviews

5-star:
28
4-star:
6
3-star:
2
2-star:
0
1-star:
4

35 of 40 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    7/21/2014
    By: from New Jersey

    Purchased this backing to put on a Clear Water II reel for a 6wt Orvis Frequent Flyer rod. I like the color contrast and it gives me an indication of where the fish is going. Also will not bury itself like gel spun backing.

  • 5/5

    6/3/2014
    By:

  • 5/5

    Another Fine Product from Orvis - 4/29/2014
    By: from Louisville Ky

    I'll admit backing isn't the most glamorous part of fly fishing since it hides out barely noticed on your reel and only does it's job when you've got a really frisky fish on the line. But when you need it you really (no pun intended) need it. I love the bright orange color. It's strong well made and affordable. I've done quite a lot of business with Orvis in the past and their service and support is outstanding. Will look forward to doing more business with them

  • 5/5

    Best underwrap - 4/11/2014
    By: from Long Island Surf

    I use this as an underwrap when using expensive braid on my surf reel. The larger diameter fills quickly and the orange color looks great.

  • 5/5

    Backing - 4/4/2014
    By: from Akron, OH

    I had this but on my reel for fishing steelhead in the Great Lkaes and it has held up to many strong fish. This backing has more of a backbone than a 30 inch steelhead! Great product and would recommend to anyone.

  • 5/5

    12/31/2013
    By: from Wilmington, De

    The best backing I've ever used. The orange is a differnt color then fly making it easy to see when you are getting into the backing

  • 5/5

    12/30/2013
    By:

  • 4/5

    It Makes sense - 12/14/2013
    By: from on line

    I've never been lucky enough to hook a fish the took me to the backing. I bought this line because because it looks good and because if I ever do hook a fish that takes a lot of line, color contrast will let me know when I'm getting close to the backing. As long as I'm not using bright orange fly line, it just makes sense to me.

  • 1/5

    Not good! - 9/28/2013
    By: from Sweden

    I bought the fluorescent backing from Orvis, I thought it would match the quality of their other products. It was a disappointment. After two fishingtrips in Baltic sea, I took it of and dumped it in the trash bin. It discoloured my fly line and that is not what I expected.

  • 5/5

    8/13/2013
    By:

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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Select an item: SI31842060
  • 20-Pound Test 100 yds. $7.95
  • 20-Pound Test 150 yds. $10.95
  • 20-Pound Test 200 yds. $14.95
  • 20-Pound Test 500 yds. $32.00
  • 20-Pound Test 2,500 yds. $120.00
  • 30-Pound Test 200 yds. $15.95
  • 30-Pound Test 350 yds. $24.95
  • 30-Pound Test 500 yds. $39.00
  • 30-Pound Test 2,500 yds. $145.00
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