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Hatch Outdoors Intros New “Pure” Backing

by Tim Romano
Hatch Outdoors "Pure" Backing

Hatch Outdoors “Pure” Backing

Not many people talk about backing, but when you think about it, the backing you put on a reel can not only affect your fishing, it also has a major influence on the performance of the reel itself.  Hatch Outdoors is launching an 8-braid polyethelene line called “Pure” that is .014 inches in diameter, yet the equivalent of 68-pound test.

What does that really mean?  It feels like Dacron, but it’s strong like gel-spun.  One size works on all reels, from trout to tarpon sizes.  The company says it won’t lock on itself and won’t cut up the guides on a rod (or your fingers… at least not more than most backing materials).

Sounds like a small detail, but I think this is one of the important new intros at the show, as it will no doubt become a standard.

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  • tereilly

    don’t have a micrometer handy…what is the dia. of 20# and 30# dacron?…that would let me determine how much fits my reels.

  • Kirk

    20-lb Dacron is usually .018 diameter