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Hardy Salmon #2 backing capacity

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I just got my first Hardy reel and need to put on an 8/9 Midspey. Does anyone know how much 30# backing I can put on the reel? I can't wait to hear that baby chattering on a hot fall steelhead!
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I have just loaded up a Marquis #2 Salmon.

250 yds of 30lb Sci Angler backing with an Airflo Delta 8/9 and still had room

I was able to get 250 yards of 30# backing with the 8/9 Midspey onto the reel. If you plan to use floaters I wouldn't go with any more than that. If you plan to use tips then you could probably risk putting on more but 250yds fills it up quite nicely as it is.
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