The Challenger Pike Rod

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The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by BobH » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:20 pm

This is the Rod with a very long Handle.

The Challenger Pike Rod
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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by OldTackle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:44 pm

Hey chaps,

does anyone have better pictures of these rods? And how do they perform? Would they do well as a stalking rod?

Thanks for your help folks!

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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by MGs » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:04 pm

Some here, about half way down the page

http://traditionalfisherman.com/viewtop ... 50&t=12842
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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by OldTackle » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:10 pm

Thank you MG but this one looks different. The one I got offered has a handle with screwed reel fitting. Anyone seen such a version?

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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat Feb 28, 2015 9:26 am

I have one. Get pictures posted later today. Best, Bobby

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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:26 am

This is my Challenger. I got it from a fellow forum member. It was completely stripped when I got it. I rewhipped and lacquered it. The transfer has partly been removed before I got it. It´s 9´6. Excellent rod. I am not happy with the lacquer job I have done, so I started to take the top layer away and will redo it now that the pike season is over. Best, Bobby
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Re: The Challenger Pike Rod

Post by Bobby Marlene » Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:32 am

Christopher, my Challenger is a substantial rod. It is good for dead baiting for pike. For carp stalking I find it too heavy. But I believe Dawsons also made Challenger carp rods in 10´. I heard that these are superb rods. Perhaps that´s what you are looking for. Best, Bobby

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