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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 02:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Peter-s-cDate: 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 . . .
 
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-09-2002, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 1/9/2002 3:43 AM
Now that is a "sweet heart" deal!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2002, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Willie GunnDate: 1/9/2002 8:17 PM
Hi Peter,
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.
 
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2002, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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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.
 
HTH
 
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-10-2002, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just measured them - looks like a 9' taper.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2002, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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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
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-12-2002, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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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.
 
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-17-2002, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Originator: Fred EvansDate: 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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