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Mark Pascarella

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Been doing some research on thin strong backing, feeling there has to be an option other than the old standard dacron and the nasty power pro.

Stumbled on the stuff from Hatch, it seems like some pretty slick stuff, I know it's a bit costly,, but the benefits of it may outweigh the cost. Hell many of us think nothing of dropping $800+ and higher on rods and reels but spend .05 cents a yard on something that rots and mildews and needs replacing every couple of years.

Has anyone tried this magical backing, if so is it slicker than snot on a beanpole or just another gimmick? Thinking of pulling the trigger on 100 meters, hopefully the collective here can shed some light via practical usage.

Gene Larson

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What's the brand?
Mark Pascarella

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"Stumbled on the stuff from Hatch, "
Rick Jorgensen

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I guess I would first ask if you are unhappy with what you are using and if so why? Sounds like interesting stuff and if I were to load a new reel, it may be a product I would consider but I have no desire to strip all my existing reels and reload new backing as I don't have any problems with the stuff I am using.

It does sound like a better choice than gel-spun if you have had to go to that due to reel space limitations and I might consider switching over to the Hatch and replace gel-spun that I actually have on a couple of reels.

but I see no reason to switch over from Dacron assuming I can get enough capacity with Dacron.

It does sound like a great product for salt water use

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Rick

Capacity is my goal, looking to capture some real estate on a reel or two.

Not thinking of mass swap out just two reels in particular . 30# Dacron takes up too much space and 20# IMO just doesn't cut it.

Hoping someone here tried it, if not going to take the plunge on a 100 meter spool, will follow up when I get some.
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Ive had great success using Tuff Line classic braid fishing line as backing in the 50lb size.  Lasts forever and is not going to dig into itself or cut you.
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