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Old 10-01-2021, 10:35 PM
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For nostalgia I am bringing my grandfather's old South Bend model 47 9' bamboo rod out of retirement. It calls for calls for a 7 wt line and he taught me to cast using a DT line so i figured I would try to set it up the same to try staying true to memory.

I am having trouble finding a double taper line anymore, almost everything is weight forward.

Cortland makes a DT 7Wt, but finding someone who deals with Cortland is also a challenge.

There are a number of Euro DT lines but I cannot seem to find a way to compare how they measure the line in mm to understand where they would fall into NA standards of 7 weight etc.

Wondering if anyone here can help out.
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Old 10-01-2021, 11:02 PM
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Canít help with your question about correct weight. Both Rio and SA make DT lines still. I went looking for them awhile back because Iím frugal and usually donít make long casts but couldnít find them in the stores in Edmonton.
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Old 10-02-2021, 06:47 AM
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I know that Don Andersen @bamboorods.ca uses them allot.Send him a message.
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Old 10-02-2021, 07:25 AM
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TalliÖ..

I do use DT lines. You have to order them as the FF public has been switched to WF stuff.
Please examine the web sites of the line you chose to make sure it is actually a 7 weight.
Rio, builds only one line that conforms to the AFFTA standard.
Sci, Angler builds several. Unfortunately, they donít produce a 7 weight.

https://www.scientificanglers.com/pr...-double-taper/

About 1/2 of Cortland lines are built to standard.
Order a Cortland 444 DT7 in peach colour. It is the one most often enjoyed by bamboo guys.
https://www.cortlandline.com/collect...13166244790295

Don
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Old 10-03-2021, 12:25 AM
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Don, Thanks for the answer. I was trying to find something local, but I guess the world has moved to internet shopping.

The Cortland was the one I was targeting. My search turned up as you say with the other manufacturers, 6 weight is about as high as they go.

The search continues.

Thanks much,
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I have used double taper lines.They are the best for dry fly which is of course the original and purest form of fly fishing.The presentation is more delicate in my opinion.
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