Top Shot, Backing and Classifying your Line Class
Captain Fly Navarro of Fly Zone Fishing and IGFA Marketing Director Jack Vitek cover the rules pertaining to top shots and backing on reels.
A. Line and Backing
1. Monofilament, multifilament, and lead core multifilament lines may be used. For line classes, see World Record Requirements.
2. Wire lines are prohibited.
3. Backing is permitted.
4. The catch shall be classified under the breaking strength of the first 5 meters (16.5 feet) of line directly preceding the double line, leader, or hook. This section must be comprised of a single, homogenous piece of line and may not exceed 60 kilogram (130 pound) line class.