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My Chapman 500

Post by Doc Quince » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:42 am

Thought i would start my first posts on here with pictures of my Chapman 500. It needs a little restoration.
Through the years it looks like someone has scraped the varnish off around the Chapman logo and its left marks around it. Also the butt ring and the tip ring have been replaced, so i'll be contacting Chapman at some point. I believe this is a early 60s model as it has the rounded back cork handle.




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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by AshbyCut » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:14 pm

Full details of the '500' (and 500 Deluxe) is given on the Chapman's website, Sir. I hope this helps with your task :-
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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Bobby Marlene » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:35 pm

Lovely rod. Welcome to the forum! Best, Bobby

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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Gurn » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:05 pm

They really are a great workhorse rod...One I grab on those days when I have no idea what I'll be fishing for. Good for gudgeon through to the odd surprise pike.

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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Loop Erimder » Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:53 pm

Wonderful wands them, Ive just refurbed mine with a new tip section, all agate lined rings too, just need a wee bit more varnish
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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Reedling » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:08 pm

Firstly welcome to the TFF, secondly I am sure you will love using your 500 as much as the rest of us do, ours. The marks around your logos are probably where someone has stripped the varnish etc in the past and kept the logo areas intact. I look forward to hearing about your experience with the rod once it is up and running. :Hat:

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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by GhyllManor » Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:12 pm

Wonderfully versatile rods, my 500's have been refurbed into de-luxe spec (with thanks to Walys Cast) and are a joy to use. :Thumb:

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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Paul D » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:55 pm

Fine looking rod Doc, one that's on my wish list, a very warm welcome by the way :Hat:
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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Carp Artist » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:12 pm

Very nice Doc lovely rod.
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Re: My Chapman 500

Post by Chevin » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:18 pm

Loop... How much was the new tip section from Chapmans?
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