... and have had big fish on the Delaware take me into the backing on a number of occasions. I've never had a problem. Just get the fish on the reel, and you're fine...
When the fish is in the backing, you're already "on the reel". A trout may take you into your backing, but it doesn't make a fast run, nor fight for a long time.
I'm not doubting that you use it, and use it well, but there really is no use for gelspun backing on a freshwater reel, unless you want to utilize a smaller reel for a larger species on a heavier rod - like an Alaskan Silver on a five weight using a three or four weight reel.
Now with a fresh coho on light line - watch your fingers - even with Dacron.
My point is, that if you want to "take up room" on a reel heavier than your rod (a five weight reel on a three weight rod) Dacron has a larger diameter per yard of line. If you want to use a smaller reel for a heavier rod, then use some Dacron (20 pound) but, it won't be as much line.
You will rarely need to see the backing on a trout reel under normal circumstances.
I was "talked out" of 50 pound gelspun on a tarpon reel after I cut myself on a 2 pound bonefish.
Besides, it was three hundred yards of 30 pound Dacron instead of three fifty of gel spun.
I realized that I never came close to being "spooled" with the Dacron, even on hundred pound plus tarpon.
My two pennies