I have owned the DB 8/9 and found it perfectlly matched with the new SA XLT 8/9 and have tried the DB`s in the 9 and 10 wghts and they each took the #9/10 and 10/11 xlts respectivlly so am sure that the 7 will take the xlt 7/8.
Ed, you can (99% probability) get the line through Mark B's shope
in Welches, Or. You can get to him via the 'banner add' which he now has or hit the 'Spey Clave 2 annual' to the left of your screen. Either will get you there.
Extra good news is his 'shop' has about every Spey Wish Come True .... and he pays the shipping. Won't go as far as saying his staff have my Visa # memorized, but close. Actually, they don't keep them on/in a file; I like that for a lot of obvious reasons.
Mark's shop is one of my standard stops on the way over to the Deschutes. He has the 8/9 SA XLT but tells me that the 7/8 is still in the works. Hopefully, by the time I get my DB 7/8 lines will become available. ED
"Yes, there is a WF-7/8-F Mastery XLT spey line
coming. They should be made within the next 3 weeks and shipped soon after to dealers who have ordered them. Kaufmann's in Portland should have them as soon as anyone."
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