Jim - you beat me by a few minutes with the news. As expected it doesn't take long for Albright to have a sale. Apparently it will last until January 16.

One friend here bought a rod a couple of months ago - an A5 - and when the package arrived (the back order only took a couple of weeks) it was an A5-NS. So I would not worry about buying a 'back ordered' rod.

Cheers, Greg