This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to use a metered backing to fill a fly reel. Most trout reels need around 100 meters of backing, and if you know this, using a backing that changes color every 10 meters makes it very easy, quick and simple to gauge when you have the right amount of backing on the reel.
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