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|Originator: Peter-s-c||Date: 1/8/2002 10:49 PM|
No, this isn't a story about Canadian Snowbirds in Floridian restaurants . .
Thanks to the loop suggestions, I ordered two DT-5 lines from John Norris of Penrith, UK. The total cost for a slow and a fast sink, plus shipping . . . about $18.00 USD. I'll be making up two 10' and two 15' tips plus using a piece of the level section to make two 10' extensions. Works out to $3.00 a section.
I can handle that . . .
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 1/9/2002 3:43 AM|
Now that is a "sweet heart" deal!
|Originator: Willie Gunn||Date: 1/9/2002 8:17 PM|
Why DT ? is the the taper ok ?or did you you did by a DT to get two tips for ecconomy or do you find the difference between DT and WF is non existant?
So many questions so little time.
|Originator: Peter-s-c||Date: 1/9/2002 9:13 PM|
I bought the DT strictly for economic reasons - two tips and one extension section out of one line. I don't have any specs on the front tapers but I will be measuring them. I expect them to be standard 8' trout tapers. Generally, I don't find much taper difference between DT and WF in the cheaper trout lines (i.e. Cortland 444 and 333HT.) I will be putting these tips on a Windcutter 9/10/11 or on a WF-10-F and WF-7-F Rio S/AS line. Most of the usage will be in depths of five feet or less, in moderate current and at shorter ranges (under 70') so I didn't have the need to go out and buy a super length, super dredger.
|Originator: Peter-s-c||Date: 1/10/2002 12:24 AM|
Just measured them - looks like a 9' taper.
|Originator: MJC||Date: 1/11/2002 8:17 PM|
Peter, When you were dealing with John Norris did you have e-mail correspondence with them? If you did were they timely in answering? I've e-mailed them about some tackle items and haven't heard anything in 2 1/2 days so I'm wondering. Their prices seem very good even considering shipping across the pond as Fred says. Thanks
|Originator: Peter-s-c||Date: 1/11/2002 9:27 PM|
To put it bluntly, their email response sucks. As I posted somewhere else here, I emailed them and reelsndeals about the 15'6" 11 wt. Reelsndeals had it shipped before JN even replied to the first inquiry. On my first attempt to order a rod, I had the same result. they do reply eventually.
BTW, the Daiwa 11 wt. just arrived. Shipped from Scotland Tuesday, arrived in Canada Friday - unfreakingbelievable.
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 1/16/2002 9:11 PM|
Noticed the same thing on the delivery of the B and W rod. They were great in responding to e mails; only thing that slowed that down was the time difference between here/there or there/here (8 hours?).
Rod delivery looks like it took three business days from Scotland to my door in Medford. Heck the US mail isn't that good for a first class letter across town.
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