Outbound Short and Reel Capacity

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  1. c1eddy

    c1eddy Member

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    Hoping someone who's already been this route can save me some time. Want to load up my new Outbound Short 7wt...but I'm not familiar with how much room is needed for these lines compared to a regular WF line. I'd like to put 100 yards of backing behind it. Since I'm most familiar with Pflueger Medalist reels (and may end up putting it on one of these), can someone tell me which model would be the best fit? I assume it is the 1495 1/2...but would prefer the 1495 if possible. I also have a new 6wt OBS...so any thoughts on that one would be welcome, as well.
     
  2. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Should work fine

    I have the OBS 265 grain on my kraken 2 plus 200 yards power pro 30lb backing

    Swapping out Dacron for gel spun buys you all kinds of extra room
     
  3. Cold

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    If you already have the reels in question, why not spool them up in reverse, then tie on your backing, and reel until the spool is as full as you'd like it to get, then peel it all off and reel it up in the correct order. Perfect fit every time.
     
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