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RIO Fly Line Backing - Dacron

$9.95 - $24.95

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    • Chartreuse, 30lb/100yd
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    • Orange, 20lb/100yd
    • Orange, 30lb/100yd

    14 Reviews


    The day you need the RIO Dacron Fly Line Backing will be a good day, because that means the fish of a lifetime just slurped your fly and is making an epic run. The strong braided backing is thin but still knots easily and allows you to make blind splice loops.

    • Dacron braided backing has high strength and low stretch
    • Backing is thin but still allows you to make blind splice loops
    • If you're buying a reel or spool and fly line, we'll be happy to rig it up for you, please give us a call at (855)-712-0513 for details
    • Item #RIO0065

    Tech Specs

    Overall Length
    100 yards
    Recommended Use
    fly fishing

    Tech Specs

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    Hold it down

      Holds the line to your spool just like you need it to! I went with the 30yd option and feel like it's perfect for my 9'5" TFO rod and my Sage 2200 reel. Basic - but you'll want to make sure you can rely on this backing for when that monster finally takes your fly....

      Safety on!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I bought this for my 3 weight Sage 3200 reel. Only needed about 50 yards, then the 80 foot fly line filled the spool. Super easy to know when I am getting close to the end of the fly line with the bright orange color, have NOT had to rely on it yet but glad that it's there.

      My go to backing

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have this on all of my reels and its never failed. Lets be honest though, you rarely rely on your backing in day to day fishing. The several times I've needed extra run, its done its job and its very distinguishable from my float line.

      Great value backing

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

      Rio's backing is excellent and good at the price point. The color is very distinguishable in the Chartreuse and would buy it again in the future.

      Used on every reel

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have this on everything from a 3 weight reel I use on small streams to a 10 weight I use for pike and saltwater. While it is probably overkill on the small reels as most fish I would catch are not capable of taking me into the backing, it is nice to add some diameter to the spool so the fly line doesn't get wound so tight.

      Industry Standard

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Awesome Dacron backing that holds up "reely" well. Use a lil UV Knot Sense from LOON when tying the knots to give it just a lil extra security (though it's not necessary). Great color choices. I've used on lots of trout ranging from 6-10lb trout and on lots of 20-30lb carp and it holds up plenty fine!

      No Complaints

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Other than I haven’t caught a fish large enough or that has fought hard enough to get into my backing. Its solid, I have the Sage 4200 Series Fly Reel in a ¾ weight and I didn’t use all of the backing. I still had some left over. I actually think I put on a tad too much since my line starts catching on the reel when I reel the line in all the way. However, that is user error. Rio is the best, I always know I am getting top of the line quality with them. I also purchased the Chartreuse, 20lb/100yd. If you have a lower weight rod/reel combo you wont need anymore than that.


        Love this backing. I use this on my 8 weight (30 lb) and it's done fine. I've only gotten into my backing a few times and I haven't had any worry about it. I've never used any other backing but Rio's and I guess I've never had an issue so I just stick to what I know works.