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How big of a line can I expect to fit on this reel. It's important to know that I hate gel spun and will want to use dacron backing.

Is a Midspey 9/10 asking too much ?

How large of a GS or XLT have people fit on this reel ?

Gillie
 

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Hi Gillie--

HD 9-13 will take 200 yards of #30 Dacron ( with Dacron you will get 10% more backing then with Cortland #30 regular Micron, which diiamter is more rounded) and entire 8/9 Rio MidSpey.
With 9/10 you will get 150-160 yards of Dacron.
If you need more, connect 50-60 yards of #30 Dacron to the line and the rest fill with #50 gel spun.
If you want to use XLT I would suggest to use bigger HD11-14 or go with #50 gel spun.
11-14 HD will take extra 100 yards of Dacron.

Salmo
 
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