Carbon Shortage…a follow up!!

A while ago I posted about david norwich who had to increase th ecost of his rods due to a shortage of carbon fibre.

Well as an update he now has a further messege on his website

I REGRET THAT BECAUSE OF LIMITED PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY OF THE CUSTOM CARBON FIBRE PRE-PREG USED FOR MY EV5 “HELIUM” FLY RODS I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO OFFER THESE MODELS.

I HAVE RAN OUT OF MATERIAL!

THIS IS UNFORTUNATELY BEYOND MY CONTROL.

THIS MATERIAL IS PRODUCED ONLY TO ORDER. MY MATERIAL NEEDS FOR THE EV5 RODS ARE RELATIVELY SMALL AND BECAUSE THE MATERIAL’S MANUFACTURE SEEMS TO BE TIED UP WORLD WIDE ON A LARGE DEFENCE PROJECT.

I HAVE TO WAIT IN THE QUEUE FOR MY ORDER!

TO REASSURE PRESENT OWNERS I HAVE ENOUGH MATERIAL ON HAND TO MEET ANY REPAIRS ON RODS ALREADY MANUFACTURED AND SOLD.

Scary stuff, possibly a move to bamboo will be happening?

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