Big Fish Takes Backing

Big game reel tested on saltwater fish that makes several long fast runs

Many fresh water anglers rarely see their backing, but one of the attractions to salt water anglers is the shear power of fish that live in salt water.  Salt water species will typically make powerful, fast runs and the need for big game drag systems and plenty of backing is absolutely necessary.

This video was taken with a go pro worn on the chest and gives the viewer a birds eye view of the speed and power of these great fish. The bend in the 9 weight rod and the speed at which the fish strips backing off of the reel is shore to make every fly fishermen’s mouth water.