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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Lookin fer a 15ft dtx Mackenzie and a carron line

As above... Looking for the 90 footer 11 wt and. A Mackenzie rod. Located in terrace.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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I would also consider the 16 ft 11 wt. but would rather the 15 ftr
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Hi IFLY,
Please let me know if I can help, we don't supply stores in Canada or the USA but have a guide/lodge programme across Canada.
You might be looking for the classic DTX but we have 3 new rod ranges that are only just available in North America.
The new G2 rod range, a Shooting head range and the new Switch rods.
Have a look and please let me know if I can help.

http://www.mackenzieflyfishing.com/

The new G2 rod range have once again made Mackenzie DTX the biggest selling Spey rod range in Europe.


Thanks Gordon.
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Tips on buying a spey rod from the UK

Hello IFLY,

Here are some tips for finding and buying a European spey rod....First try searching for spey rods on ebay UK or, www.Salmonatlas.com under salmon fishing tackle for sale. These sites will have far more true spey rods posted in their classifieds than anything you'll find in the U.S or Canada., including Speypages. You have to register with Salmon atlas but it is a superior site. They post an incredibly vast selection of very intriguing, used spey rods. Much more interesting than anything you'll find in the Americas and the prices are actually much better in some respects than buying in the US (you'll lose on that front later as I will explain). When searching ebay UK, try searching using the term "salmon rod" instead of spey rod. More spey rods will be listed as "Salmon Rods".

Keep in mind that shipping from the UK now has more restrictions. Therefore, the sellers on ebay UK will often specify up front that they simply don't ship outside the UK to certain other countries, US, etc. The standard postal service will not ship spey rod length parcels on airplanes anymore so this has become a hassle for some sellers, to the point they just gave up. You can measure the DTX 15' (not sure how many sections it is) but you can figure any 3-peice rod that is 15+ feet long will need to ship via a private carrier. For example, a 3 piece, Diawa 16' rod case is 69" (1.75 m) and that would not ship overseas unless using DSL. So you have ask the seller nicely to please consider using DSL and that are willing to pay the extra. You have to write them a personal message prior to bidding to see if they agree to shipping (and to them paying the extra up front) if you win, or do a buy-it-now. I have found its usually about $100 US dollars to ship a rod to the US with DSL. That adds alot to the cost but worth it when your looking for the right rod.

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I bet the rod you want is posted up right now.

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Thanks I'm gonna look into that. Am looking into a few more leads in NA. Now I just need to find a line (s) I might try to line up the 15 and 16 footer as I like them both alot.
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Lines for DTX

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The DTX rods are fast so you might try a head rather than a longer line. The original DTX lines have been discontinued but they are excellent. The DTX 9/10, 68' head is very well designed as are the heavier lines. You might be able to still get one from Iveran Fishing Ltd, River Ewe. Ask for Ray Dingwall, the River Manager in Poolewe. 07742869738, [email protected] If that does not work out try emailing Scott MacKenzie with the email address on his website.

I highly recommend the Nextcast Fall Favorite, 70 foot, 10/11 wt. head. I use it on the Diawa Scott Mackenzie Signature 16' 11/12 which has a similar action to DTX rods. I think its a very well designed fishing line with a taper that turns over very positively, and delicately. The Nextcast head really helped train me on switching my hands. Before I struggled with putting my dominant right hand on the lower handle, now I actually can consistently cast with hands switched, which I contribute in no small part to this head design. The Carron Jetstream 65' is also very good with most every 15' rod I have cast. The Carron 65' is an essential line to own. You can buy it in a head version. The Carron Jetstream 75' and 85' are sweet with the 16' but prefer a little softer action rod than DTX.

later

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The original 15' DTX rod along with a Carron twin line 65' head 9/10 weight.

A match made in heaven.
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fellas, got my hands on a 15' g2 and am gonna order the 64' line for it. i already have the WA lines to match but i feel the mackenzie lines are better for lots of reasons that we dont have to get into right now. thanks for everyones help.
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will also keep looking for a carron line to match as well. geez all this is so fun...
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Paddymc gots it right

Paddymc obviously knows his stuff. Right on. Let's all have good luck and peace this fall grease lining.

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