Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Any Atlantic Salmon Water
Can't say I'm a fan of gel spun, but sometimes it just make sense to use it for capacity considerations. Generally, I'll use gel spun as the base backing, and then attach 30 lb. Dacron over it for maybe the last 30 yds or so. You have the gel for safety if you really have a running fish, but honestly, how often are you going to get into it, and often the Dacron will be enough.
Another alternative, and probably better, is the Hatch backing. It's great stuff, but expensive.