I am trying to determine if it is possible to purchase a single fly line and backing that I can use for silvers and reds in Alaska as well as steelhead in New York streams off Lake Erie. I will be using a Sage FLI 8 wt. fly rod and a Ross Momentum fly reel. So, what type of fly line would be best (floating, sink-tip, etc.)? Can I get away with one type of fly line or would it be best to have two? What brand of fly line is dependable yet doesn't cost an arm and a leg (if that is possible)? Is backing backing or is it just as important to choose quality backing as it is to choose quality fly line? What brands and/or types of backing do you recommend?
You guys were a considerable help when choosing my fly rod and fly reel. I hope I will get the same helpful feedback in response to this post. As always, I appreciate all the help.