At Hatch, we’ve created a backing material that has the touch and feel of Dacron combined with the strength and diameter of Gel Spun in a single 8 braid PE line for use in all fly fishing applications.
Backing is backing right? Wrong! There have been major advancements in line technology over the past few decades. The most exciting of which for anglers is the introduction of braided polyethelyne lines. Specifically, eight braid polyethelyne lines. Commonly referred to as PE lines, these lines are smaller in diameter and greater in strength compared to traditional type fly fishing backing materials. They have greater abrasion resistance, are UV resistant, tie lower profile knots, provide less drag through the water, and are capable of lasting a lifetime.
Why only one size backing? Because you really only need one size to cover all fly fishing applications. Let us explain. For a moment let’s forget what we know about pound (lb) ratings and focus on diameter. Take a look at the chart below. You’ll see that the diameter of Hatch backing is equal to or less than our competitors’ products. Now look at the lb/kg ratings. You’ll notice right away that our material is stronger than everyone else’s. The diameter of the line determines how much backing builds up on the arbor of a reel, not the pound rating. So, a single diameter line can be used effectively in all fly fishing applications – fresh or saltwater.
Available in 100m, 200m & 400m individual packs OR 1200m interlaced 100m packs.