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    I tried to load a 7 Wt Airflow WF7F on the CR3 today, it seems it does not fit with backing.

    I t looks like no backing will fit with the full 32 m of flyline.

    Any advise would be appreciated

    Reel and line will be used for LM yellows with a 7 WT rod.

    Backing is 12 lbs dacron.

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    Cut the running line end, for a total of 60ft, that's if you don't mess with the taper, get a large arbor reel,etc. I use a 32m line too and used an SL6 for a few years. SL5 is fine but I didn't enjoy them. I fish 15ft leaders most of the time and hate not having enough space when reeling in........
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippet View Post
    I tried to load a 7 Wt Airflow WF7F on the CR3 today, it seems it does not fit with backing.

    I t looks like no backing will fit with the full 32 m of flyline.

    Any advise would be appreciated

    Reel and line will be used for LM yellows with a 7 WT rod.

    Backing is 12 lbs dacron.
    Get the new CR4 Spool, it is a deeper spooled Shilton created for the CR3 reel to allow for thicker fly lines and more backing

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterS View Post
    Get the new CR4 Spool, it is a deeper spooled Shilton created for the CR3 reel to allow for thicker fly lines and more backing
    Aaah , I did not know about it. Will give Sollys a call!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrit Viljoen View Post
    Cut the running line end, for a total of 60ft, that's if you don't mess with the taper, get a large arbor reel,etc. I use a 32m line too and used an SL6 for a few years. SL5 is fine but I didn't enjoy them. I fish 15ft leaders most of the time and hate not having enough space when reeling in........
    Thanks Gerrit , I thought about cutting the flyline but was not sure. The Shilton CR3 just feels so much better on the 7 wt rod compared to the SL5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippet View Post
    Aaah , I did not know about it. Will give Sollys a call!
    Can also get in contact with Murray Pedder from Flyz. Inc, they handle the Shilton brand

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterS View Post
    Get the new CR4 Spool, it is a deeper spooled Shilton created for the CR3 reel to allow for thicker fly lines and more backing
    The CR3 EX is the right spool for the CR3 - From flyz-inc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PieterS View Post
    Get the new CR4 Spool, it is a deeper spooled Shilton created for the CR3 reel to allow for thicker fly lines and more backing
    CR4 reel is a complete larger new reel, see the article in the June/July issue of the TCFF magezine.

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