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What are the best options for backing? I just changed all my reels and need backing for a few Tibors. It is my understanding that Tibors don't have huge line capacities.

I've had micron and hatch but sold those reels before I had any wear on them.

Any thoughts?
 

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I usually just go to the fly shop and have them put dacron on.
Unless your chasing pelagics/billfish/tarpon on foot, the capacity on Tibors are good enough.
I did put gel spun on my Abel super 11/12N because the arbor is so narrow for a Tarpon reel. (I put this statement in just to hear the buzzsaw arguments to follow)
 

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It ain't cheap but Im using the Seaguar threadlock as it is 16-carrier hollow core and lays flats and silk smooth. Plus I create a loop splice so no knots or your can splice in your fly line as well. Been using it a few years now and I love it. I have used the 50lb and 60lb. Some reels I use all threadlock and some I topshot the Cortland Micron with 100yds of threadlock.
 

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Depending on the model, most 7,8,9 wt reels have a 250 yard backing capacity for dacron. If you allow a fish to get out 200+ yards while fighting it, you have bigger problems than the type or amount of backing. On big game reels, I cannot imagine ever needing more than 300-400 yards. I know the Tibor Pacific has like a 700 yard capacity but it also a reel that can take on billfish. As far as a type of backing, Cortland, SA, and Orvis all make decent backing.
 
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