Gel Spun Backing

Rio 2-Tone Gel Spun Backing

A SUPER STRONG, ultra thin backing with no stretch.

Two-tone GSP Backing: RIO’s premium quality Gel Spun Backing is metered every 50 yds with a colour change from Red to Yellow. The colour change gives the angler a visual reference to determine how far a long running saltwater species has gone and how much line there is to be retrieved.

This universal backing is appropriate for any rod/reel size and equally suited for all species; from Trout to Tarpon. It is roughly the same diameter as traditional 20lb Dacron backing and reel capacity can be determined as such.

2-Tone Gel Spun Backing 300yds 50lbs
Price: 79.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

2-Tone Gel Spun Backing 500yds 50lbs
Price: 119.99 (Including VAT at 20%)

2-Tone Gel Spun Backing 1000yds 50lbs
Price: 239.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


Orvis Gel Spun Backing

35lb test Orvis Gel-Spun Backing gives you more capacity than using 20lb. Dacron, which is why it is the backing of choice for big-game angling. Braided from gel-spun polyethylene, this incredible backing is 10 times stronger than steel in equal diameters. A very small diameter for higher yardage on the reel means slower spool rpms on runs and faster pickups. This material has virtually no stretch, is extremely abrasion resistant, yet has a very low coeffecient of friction so it will not damage your guides, and retains 100% of its strength while in the water. Unaffected by UV, gas, oil, salt, or detergents. Comes in 30, 35, 45 and 50 lb test.

Total Price: 11.35 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Orvis Gel Spun Backing