Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews
13 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
By: spotailonfly from wrightsville nc
Great service from Orvis.......this backing is perfect for salt water application...100 yards easily installs on large arbor
Gel spun backing -
By: maelstrom from Christchurch Dorset
One of the best on the market. Very efficient order process and prompt delivery. Recommended.
Great service and product -
By: ekpeak from olney il
The shipping was immediate found the product in great shape and great qualilty
Hi Viz - high performance -
By: BigBoy32 from Big Bend, FL
Love this gel backing - strong, visible and oh so much more backing in the reel for Tarpon that live to run!
Grreat Stuff -
I've been using Gel-Spun for years and have not lost a fish yet.
Go to backing -
By: oceanographer from Stockholm, Sweden
This is a nice economical backing which is thin enough to wind some extra line on a fly reel, just in case the catch wants to run for it. Can pack more 30-lb gel-spun than 20-lb Dacron on a little fly reel. Great stuff.
Nice Backing -
By: Surbitonman from London, UK
Top 500 Contributor
Very tough, feels nice and if like me you want a nice bright backing then it is great.
Gives you a sense of relief -
By: MattL from Winooski, VT
Top 250 Contributor
Let's face it, most of us probably never have more than half our backing peeled off unless you're targeting big saltwater species, but having an EXTRA 50 or 100 yards of backing helps me feel MUCH better about a potential monster that I'm hoping for every time I'm on the water. This stuff doesn't seem to degrade over time like the Dacron, which is great. The high vis color is also great. I had a big VT steelie on last fall and it ripped off about 60 yds of backing before I landed it while it was almost dark out. I ended up almost losing the fish a few times on branches because I just couldn't see my white backing. After switching to the hi-vis I feel more confident and can't wait for that big one to peel it almost all off.
Gel spun Backing -
By: MarkN from Katy, Tx.
Great stuff. Reel was rated for 275 yds of backing but using the Orvis 40 lb gel spun backing I was able to get 400 yds plus a 10 wt fly line on the reel.
HIGH CAPACITY GEL SPUN BACKING -
By: matty97504 from Medford Oregon
Great backing I think for a beginner I have not had a fish yet to take me to the backing yet. I have some friends that do flyfish every once in awhile and they say it is a good brand to go with.