why is a Chapman 500 so called?

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why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Thu May 25, 2017 10:05 pm

whilst varnishing my recently acquired Chapman 500, I began to wonder what the "500" signifies, any one know?

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Dave Burr » Fri May 26, 2017 10:02 am

It's because the maker used a Mitchel 300 and added together the numbers reminded him of the time he saw a fat lady chasing two hula hoops :tea:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Black Prince » Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 pm

Because it's 50 didgets less than a 550 carp rod and 50 didgets not as strong that's what I think anyway :Hahaha: mike :whistle:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Harry H » Fri May 26, 2017 4:47 pm

Since we're going down the silly route, it was an idea that came to him at 5.00 o'clock then blow me down if he didn't have another at 10 to 6 the same day. :whistle:
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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Loop Erimder » Fri May 26, 2017 5:05 pm

Cus there were only 500 made and I have one and you can have it for 500 English pounds
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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri May 26, 2017 5:34 pm

Well you're all wrong, it was designed by a chap called Arfa Grand hence 500 :Wink:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Black Prince » Fri May 26, 2017 5:42 pm

So funny :laugh: ya all mad :Tongue:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Paul F » Fri May 26, 2017 6:38 pm

I understand it was during a telephone conversation with a customer which went something like this;

Caller;
Do you have a 10ft 2 piece Avon rod with a separate handle and about 1lb test curve

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You must be the 499th person that has asked me that, and currently I don't :Wink:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Fri May 26, 2017 6:42 pm

Paul F wrote:
Fri May 26, 2017 6:38 pm
I understand it was during a telephone conversation with a customer which went something like this;

Caller;
Do you have a 10ft 2 piece Avon rod with a separate handle and about 1lb test curve

John Chapman
You must be the 499th person that has asked me that, and currently I don't
:Hahaha: :laugh: :laugh1:

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Re: why is a Chapman 500 so called?

Post by Mick » Fri May 26, 2017 9:24 pm

You're all completely bonkers!!!

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