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RIO Color Change Gel Spun Backing
    RIO Color Change Gel Spun Backing
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      RIO Color Change Gel Spun Backing

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    RIO 2-TONE GEL SPUN BACKING

    Two-tone GSP Backing: RIO's premium quality Gel Spun Backing metered every 50 yds with a color change from Red to Yellow. The color 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.

    Multi-Color GSP BackingRIO's premium 65lb, 8 carrier backing is made of the finest materials from Japan.  8 strands of tightly woven fibers makes for a round backing that stacks perfectly on the fly reel.  The result is a stronger, softer and smoother performance backing.  The bright multicolored backing changes color every 10 meters and compliments fly reels with a beautiful splash of color and functionality.

    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 20 lb Dacron backing and reel capacity can be determined as such. Available in perfect fill amounts for every angling situation.

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    Best Backing!
    5
    GB (Boise ID) | August 9th, 2022
    I've tried them all - Hatch, Dacron, , Micron, Power Pro Hollow Ace, etc. This Rio Multi Color Gel Spun is my favorite. Aside from being able to judge distance based on what color you are seeing, the overall thickness is ideal. Not too thick, not too thin, and doesn't "kink" or get memory as easily as the Hollow Ace. Trident Fly Fishing did a backing comparison in 2019 that is a great resource and has a conversion table so you can easily know how much of this Rio 50lb GSP if you only know how much 20lb or 30 lb Dacron your reel / spool is supposed to have.
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    Does what it’s supposed to do. Seems lightweight and durable. Nice way to get the best capacity maximization
    5
    Ryan | September 3rd, 2021
    Does what it’s supposed to do. Seems lightweight and durable. Nice way to get the best capacity maximization
    Verified Buyer
    awesome!
    5
    Evan Goembel (Georgia) | May 3rd, 2021
    This backing is great, takes knots well, no kink. lightweight and small but strong!
    Verified Buyer
    Solid backing for your saltwater needs
    4
    Chris (Louisiana) | August 2nd, 2020
    This Rio Gel spun is my go for saltwater reels and is currently in use on my Hydros IV. Winds easily. Sadly, I haven't gotten far enough into the backing to need the color change feature yet.
    Verified Buyer
    The only backing I buy.
    5
    Alex (VA) | March 1st, 2020
    Gel spun is the best. You get the capacity you need without line winding issues while fighting fish. The color change is a bonus.


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