What is the overall opinion on the Orvis Battenkill Large Arbor V that was discontinued a couple of years a go? I spotted one being blown out for $140 new at an Orvis dealer.. No spare spool, and I understand that the backing capacity is limited. Worth getting? Pros Cons?
Fly line backing. With the reels I am getting, and the spare spools, I would like to order a bulk roll of backing. Any opinions on who makes some good backing?
One dealer told me his line, mfd by Angler's connection is waxed. In comparison to Teflon coated by Sci Ang, and Cortland. I am looking for the 30# backing for Kodiak fishing, is that too much?