- Feb 16, 2009
- Mohawk valley, Oregon
A friend of mine gave me a cheapy fly reel that's kind of small. I want to get a bigger and better one one of these days but this one was free so I can't complain. My question is how much backing should I use since it's a small reel? Is there some kind of formula for this? The reel is a South Bend Finalist 1141. Any help would be greatly appreciated.