Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

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Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:51 pm

'I may be treating Mrs. AC to the stage show of 'Cats' (it's her birthday tomorrow !!!) ... and staying overnight in an hotel ... but the internet allows many benefits.

When a contact on another internet website offered me this rod I simply had to say yes.

Winging it's way to me is a Chapman's 'Hunter,' a 12ft., 3 piece bottom rod.

I believe that it may have a knocking ferrule, and that the cracked varnish on the whippings look as though it will need a strip and rebuild, but it's undoubtedly a worthwhile project.

Better photos when it arrives.

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by MGs » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:47 am

A nice acquisition. A bit of a nibble on the handle but easily fixed.
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Post by GazTheAngler » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:19 pm

Nice mal

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by Dollar58 » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:37 pm

Lovely rod, I have the same rod that had been restored by Paul Cook. It has a great action and I've had barbel up to 12lbs on it.
I tend to favour the 2 pce bottom rods , B James Avon and Oliver's Mk IV , mainly for ease of transport. Must dust it off and get it back on the bank again.

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by AshbyCut » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:15 pm

The rod arrived today, and I'm a very happy boy.

I phoned Chapman's to have a quick chat about it, as the detailing doesn't match the description of the rod given on their website ... as it has a rounded end cork handle and no intermediate whippings.

When I told them that there was a hand written "N. L." on the handle they confirmed that this is, in fact, a late model ... and that the 'N. L.' stands for 'New Look.' The omission of an end cap and button, and the lack of intermediates, came at a time when there was pressure on pricing by the influx of foreign rods coming into the country ... so these things were left off as a 'cost cutting' exercise. For me, that just adds to the rods story.

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The rod itself is die-straight, and I believe that it's never been touched or altered in any way, as attested to by the matching number '9' on all three sections.

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I know I said a while ago that in future I'd be sticking to rods of 11ft. maximum (arthritic shoulders !) ... but at 14.2oz. (403gr) this 12 footer's hollow built butt and centre sections mean that it weighs in at only 0.65oz (19gr.) more than my 10ft. 6in. Allcock's 'Sapper Roach' !!! ... so I'll be making an exception in this case.

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:05 pm

Very nice!
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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by Tinca Tinca » Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:10 pm

Really nice;Sir.Surely worth the rebuilding.

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by Fisherman1947 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:59 pm

what does SP mean on a hunter.
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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by Ljm183 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:56 pm

Fisherman1947 wrote:what does SP mean on a hunter.
Some info here about SP on Chapman rods

viewtopic.php?f=189&t=3140

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Re: Chapman's 'Hunter' 12ft. 3 piece

Post by Mötti » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:24 pm

I have a Chapman The Hunter 12ft in NL. First I was hoping to find a normal one, now I like this new look very much.

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