scary. Anyone read The Traveller by John Twelve Hawks ? (fiction ;))
He's based a novel on a future built around post 9/11 government plans to "protect" the population. looks like you're well on the way.
i ordered the 270 from http://www.tackleshop.co.uk Monday lunchtime, it arrived at my door on Wednesday morning. Considering I live in Ireland, that is fantasic service.
I'll be off to the canal this weekend to try it out. It does look like a great rod for light piking.