The capacity of this reel is similar to that of a Marquis Salmon #1.
As listed in a 1970 catalogue:
A reel of large diameter, designed for use with light salmon rods. Is specially designed for dry-fly fishing for salmon or other large fish.
Size 3 7/8" Dia.
Approx. wt 8 1/2 oz.
Width of drum between plates 15/16"
DT8 100yds 20# dacron
WF8 120 yds 25# dacron
DT9 100 yds 20# dacron
I use an orginal model, which has the same capacity, with a Sage 6126 and a Hardy Mach 1 Salmon 8 wt line. Not sure how much backing is actually on the reel but it has never been a problem.
Last edited by blue dun; 11-30-2008 at 02:16 PM.
Reason: additional info.