Smolt re backing on Orvis LA
I bought that reel to go with my 7136. I asked Orvis to send me 200 yards of their thinner diameter backing. Typical Orvis, they sent the backing on a spool and not on the reel.
The reel would not handle the WC 678 and 200 yards of backing. I had to cut the backing back a couple of times.
When I bought my MS 67 dry line, I ordered a spare spool and put on my own backing. Two hundred yards of 30# micron went on, and the MS fit but was a little tight. So I cut off about 10 yards, and it is a good fit.
That is a really great LA reel. I will be buying the next size up to balance my 7141 as it is a little light for the 7141. I think that it retrieves more line per rotation than my Loop 4.