What # Backing for 7WT Spey?

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Benjy, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Philster

    Philster Active Member

    Hey Fred. If you peruse the salt forum you'll see how many of us laugh at the "he took 100 yards of backing!" stories in bluewater let alone steelhead rivers! Anybody wants to do a fun experiment, have a child or buddy run for a few second pulling your backing out then measure it. We hear that shrieking reel and think "Wow 20 yards!", but on a normal arbor reel it's half that at best, and maybe 20 feet:rofl: