Orvis Dacron Backing · 20 lbs · 100 yds. · White


Color: White
Length (yd)
100 yds
200 yds
300 yds
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3,000 yds
Lb. test
20 lb
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Joseph Smith, Fly Fishing Expert
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Best for fly fishing anglers needing durable, low stretch, knot retaining backing.

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  • DurabilityDacron material is low stretch with great knot retention strength.
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Orvis Dacron Backing is essential when setting up a fly fishing reel. The backing is connected to the short fly line and keeps you connected when a fish runs all the fly line is off the spool. This backing is braided dacron and comes in multiple colors, weights and lengths to meet the needs of any fly angler. Key Features:

  • Multiple Weights – The backing comes in 30 lb. for steelhead, salmon, bonefish, and stripers, or 20 lb. for freshwater fish like trout, or bass.
  • Multiple Colors – The backing comes in orange or white to fit an anglers color preference, or to help keep it visible in the water.
  • Multiple Lengths – The backing comes in different lengths. Order enough for one reel spool or for multiple spools.
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4.96 average rating

Lb. test20 lb
Length (yd)100 yds
Fishing typeFly

Joseph Smith owns this product
Any fly fishing angler who is setting up a fly fishing reel should consider Orvis Dacron Backing. The backing comes in 30lbs and 20lbs test strength and is available in white and fluorescent orange. The hollow material allows for splicing and the dacron material is low stretch with great knot retention strength.
Ideal for
  • This is a great backing material assist in properly positioning fly line on a reel.
  • This low stretch material holds knots well.
  • Available in fluorescent orange to assist with quick visability.
Not ideal for
  • This material has a larger diameter than other backing material so a smaller amount can be spooled on a reel.
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12 customer reviews

Looses color

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Apr 6, 2024
Turns white after contact with water (first use). Also frays at cut ends.
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Orange Dacron line resembled Orange Chalk line

Originally posted at www.orvis.com on Oct 4, 2023
While the line was Dacron and orange, it was more like a chalk line than a died line. By the time I had it spooled on my reel, my hands and reel were full of orange chalk that smeared when I tried to brush it off and thus I had to wash it off. Not sure if the line will remain orange once it gets wet or if it will fade and stain everything around it like my fly line, reel, hands and rod reel seat.
TEWRLocation: Wisconsin
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