- Title change from "LINE" to "LINE & BACKING"
- Adding a new subsection that reads: "3. The use of backing is permissible."
- Adding a new subsection that reads: "4. The catch shall be classified under the breaking strength of the first 16.5 feet (5 meters) of line directly preceding the double line, leader or hook. This section must be comprised of a single, homogenous piece of line."