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    Got my guru 3 the other day in the mail and thought maybe it was a little small in size bit I didn't think I needed the bigger 3.5 for silvers , bows , chum and pinks and I thought the more compact the better for fishing all day everyday for a week on my next trip .I put a full spool of 20LB backing on ( 100 yds ) and my 30 ft flyline , it barely fit , I'm not sure if I get run out real far if it will reel in without hitting the line . I have a helios in the same size and wanted a back up and the better drag on the lamson . I guess the only thing I might have trouble with would be kings and there is the possibility of fishing for them back east but only one trip or so a year . Should I keep the smaller reel or get the 3.5 , I could take some backing off and maybe even a little flyline if needed .I'm fishing an 8 wt. rod.
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    Ok I went out and took most of the line off and reeled it back on , with just a little bit of guiding the line it went back on but with little clearance . I'm not fishing for moby dick so I think I could do with less backing , how much backing should I have on a 8 wt. setup .
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    Think about it, if that fish gets out more then a football field, you better start running. In most case 100 yrds is more than enough for freshwater. You could always change over to gel spun, less diameter.

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    Yeah you should be on that fish as soon as you hit your backing! I don't know were your fishing but if you have a fish that gets that far away from you and it is still on you better pull a michael johnson and close the distance. other wise the backing will be the least of your worries.

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    I was thinking the same thing just trying to get some thoughts on the guru 3 reel size for what I'm doing and how much backing for an 8 wt. is the norm. I might look into the gel-spun or take off a little backing . The only time I had alot of backing out was on the russian hooked up to a big male red in the current , there was no stopping him .

    Has anyone had any bad results with the gel spun backing , the one thing I heard was it could cut you when it was running out , but also heard that wasn't really true.
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    My Guru 3 is the bomb! Just set your drag correctly and you will have no worries. Lamson rocks!

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence , I got a thinner backing and got 100 yds on so I think my main reel( guru3 ) is ready to go ,can't wait to try the lamson drag out, I have my helios for back up . Getting some leaders tied up with loop to loop connections for a easy fast change on the water . Even though I will be on the russian for silvers and bows I can't help hoping to get out on the Kenai for a float for big rainbows, I think I'm hitting the upper Kenai about right if things run as usual august 18th to the 26th . Can't wait !!
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