The Premium XStream PE Backing from Guideline is exactly the right choice if you need particularly high capacity and / or a very strong backing on your reel. It consists of eight round braided PE (polyethylene) strands. Compared to conventional Dacron backing, it is significantly thinner with the same breaking strain. In addition, the Gelspun material has a very smooth surface and thus runs even better through the guides. Hence, gentler for the your rod and the line material itself, even under extreme load.
The bright multi-colored backing changes color every 20 m and gives every combination - whether for freshwater or saltwater - a special splash of color. The color changes not only look great, but by observing the colors on the stripped line, you can pretty much deduce the distance of the fish, or the line reserve still on the reel.
The small diameter keeps you in direct contact with the fish all the time, so changes in direction can be mastered without a problem and less unwanted pressure is applied to the hook. This reduces the risk of losing a big fish immensely. In addition, you can double the backing capacity of your reel with a higher breaking strain at the same time. For all fly fishers looking for a high-end solution for their reel line, Guideline's strong PE backing is just the right thing.
The high carrying capacity with small diameter let you use this backing very universally: From sea trout and salmon to GT and tarpon.
- Very strong 8-braid PE backing
- Color: multicolor (color change every 20 m)
- Thin diameter
- High breaking strain
- Slick surface runs smoothly through the rings
- Available lengths: 150 m, 300 m, 600 m
- Available strengths: 40 lbs, 60 lbs, 80 lbs
|40 lbs||0,25 mm|
|60 lbs||0,40 mm|
|80 lbs||0,50 mm|
Tip: When knotting, double up the backing to increase the knot strength on these very thin lines. This doubles the surface area in the knot and increases the knot's breaking strain tremendously. The double loop also has the advantage that the backing does not cut into the connection to the fly line.
The Scandinavian cult brand Guideline offers almost everything that you need for fly fishing. In addition to modern rods and reels, this impressive selection also includes high-quality wading clothes and all kinds of accessories. In fact, all Guideline products have one thing in common: They combine a practice-oriented design with an outstanding value for money. This applies for all price levels – from entry-level to premium models. Furthermore, Guideline places great emphasis on sustainability, which leads to eco-friendly production methods and an inspiring company philosophy.