The Dipper

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The Dipper

Post by Ljm183 » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:56 pm

Anyone got or used one of these ?

Rodrill Dipper 10ft carp rod

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Nobby » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:19 am

New one on me......first named cane rod I've seen by them too. Looks nice.

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Bjp » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:49 am

it's won me over love the green button

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Vole » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 am

Oh, Lordy, that looks nice! If it's as good as most of their other canes, it should be a bit of a wonder to fish with.

Envious, Moi? Only a little bit...

I wonder if they did a red button, too, for the left-hand rod?
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Re: The Dipper

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:18 am

Lovely looking rod Lee as are all Rodrill rods. I have had a few of their rods over the years including a few glass ones and they are all well built and beautifully finished.

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Delaminated » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:16 pm

Picked up one of these fine rods on the bay about seven years ago for about £50, only needed a whipping replaced and the female ferrule re-seated.
The whipping on my version is in black and silver jasper, not quite as attractive as yours.
Sadly the button is a standard black one.
The unusual feature of this rod model is the use of stand off intermediate rings ( seven ) , something I have not seen on any other cane carp rod. You may be able to make them
out in the pictures.
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Re: The Dipper

Post by Olly » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:44 pm

Meant to compete with the Chapman 500?

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Delaminated » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:22 pm

The Dipper was aimed a little higher in the market than the Chapman 500. As memory serves the Dipper retailed at £5.19 .6d as against the 500's £3.12.6. You could pick up a
B.James mkIV for £10.10s. (I spent a good few hours in those days ,mid to early sixties
window shopping at my local fishing tackle emporium).
The Dipper is a good deal more powerful than the 500 , with a t.c. of at least a pound and a
half as against the Chapmans one pound.

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Olly » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:42 pm

So a 550 competitor?

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Re: The Dipper

Post by Chris Bettis » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:59 pm

I presume a competitor for the Chapman 550. Am I the only one that does not like that green button?

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