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Does anyone know if the CND rods are available in the UK? Wherever I've looked around the UK I find the usual Hardy, Sage, Loop, Daiwa....etc.. rods, but I've never seen the CND rods for sale. I'm looking to buy a 12-13ft rod about #8-9 weight and their rods seem very well regarded around the forum.. :) .
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Nick,

While there are a few CNDs in Britain (Ian Gordon has some), as yet there are no dealers on your side of the pond. Hopefully that will change one day soon!
 

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Nick -

The 13 and change 8/9wt is a size CND covers very well. Check out the new product brochure on cndspey.com for details.

As far as availability in the UK, I will ask Nobuo if there are plans for distribution to the UK. Many CND dealers in the USA are happy to ship them to you.
 

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Thankyou

While I'd love to buy directly from the USA I just got stung by UK customs for duty and Vat when buying a secondhand rod off Ebay recently: £50 VAT and £49 duty, on a rod which I paid £300 for! Its made me a little wary of importing things myself.
Its a shame CND rods are not available over here as I'd really like to try one. Perhaps it would be worth seeing if Trout and Salmon magazine would like to try your rods as then a UK importer might pick up on it?
 

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importing cnd rods

I have to agree with you it would be great if a uk dealer stocked the cnd rod range,I had to import mine and had a hefty bill from uk customs but even so the exchange rate is in our favour at the moment.I bought the base model 14ft expert rod just to see if it was all hype that was written about these rods or if they where as good as the test reports stated.I can honestly say that I am very happy with my rod and that the payment I had to make to the uk customs is long forgotten about.If you are looking for a fast actioned stick these are not the rods for you as they have a very progressive action . having said that one important point I would make is that although the rods have a through action they are not weak at the tip ,for example if you pick up a long length of line to redirect it to make the loop for a single spey for example they will do it and willthen easily punch out the forward cast.They seem a very cleverly designed rod I only wish I had the spare cash for the specialist series the 4pce rods must be great.
 
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