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Hatch Premium Braided Fly Line Backing

Hatch Premium Braided Fly Line Backing
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    Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 4 Reviews
    Code: HOF38PFLB
    Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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    Galvan Fly Reels

    At Hatch, we’ve created a backing material that has the touch and feel of Dacron combined with the strength and diameter of Gel Spun in a single 8 braid PE line for use in all fly fishing applications.

    Why only one size backing?

    Take a look at the chart below.  You’ll see that the diameter of Hatch backing is equal to or less than our competitors’ products.  Now look at the lb/kg ratings.  You’ll notice right away that our material is stronger than everyone else’s.  The diameter of the line determines how much backing builds up on the arbor of a reel, not the pound rating.  So, a single diameter line can be used effectively in all fly-fishing applications – fresh or saltwater.


    • 100m = 108yd
    • 200m = 216yd
    • 400m = 432yd
    • 1200m = 1300yd
    • 3000m = 3250yd




    Hatch PE Braid .015"/.37mm 68lb/30.8kg
    20# Dacron .018"/.46mm 20lb/9.0kg
    30# Dacron .024"/.61mm 30lb/13.6kg
    30# Gel Spun .014"/.36mm 30lb/13.6kg
    50# Gel Spun .016"/.40mm 50lb/22.7kg

    Additional / Detailed Images (links open in new window):

    100 Meter Box
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    200 Meter Box
    200 Meter Box
    400 Meter Box
    400 Meter Box
    1200 Meter Packaging
    1200 Meter Packaging
    3000 Meter Spool
    3000 Meter Spool

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    Customer Reviews
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 4 Reviews
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    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great backing, 3.29.2014
    Reviewer: William E. (Alachua, FL)

    Purchased for a bonefish trip and it performed flawlessly. Several fish took out over 100 yards of line and it retrieved smoothly and did not ever birds nest or overlay like ordinary backing. Worth the extra money.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 asthetics, 9.18.2013
    Reviewer: David M. (Edmonton, Cairns, Queensland)

    I put it on a black reel, black and white, it's gotta look good plus it's stronger than the fly line which is stronger than the leader and tippet which is the accepted formula........ have I missed something?


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awsome, 7.3.2013
    Reviewer: Geir P. (Moss, Østfold)

    Tried out this backing since it came on the market. It´s great. Thin smooth and strong. Recommended


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Good Stuff, 3.5.2013
    Reviewer: Jay T. (Delta, CO)

    Check out the breaking strength... okay, you won't ever need it on that 2-wt brookie rod, but more capacity than gel-spun when you're chasing salt water monsters