The other consideration is standard DT vs. salmon DT. The short front tapers on the standard DT lowers their overall weight a bit when measured at the 60' mark vs. the salmon taper. So an 8 wt. salmon DT is equivalent to about a 8.5 wt. regular DT. at the 60' mark. If you're going the regular DT route, you might want to consider a 9 wt. Cortland HT333s are a nice cheap alternative for experimentation.
I tried a regular DT 8 wt. on my SAS 1308 and to say it was on the light side was putting it mildly.
Forgot to mention that I have the WC to DT equivalents at home so I'll post them up later this evening.
Last edited by peter-s-c; 02-21-2005 at 11:53 AM.