Chapman “550”

Chapman Rod Specifications.

The Chapman 550 10′ 3 piece Carp rod 1960.

Blank specifications. Compound tapered blanks six strip. Test Curve 1-1/2 lbs

Tip section.
0” .120
12” .184
24” .230
36” .254
47” .297
Middle section.
  0” .321
47” .455

Handle: 28″ alloy tube with internal brass ferrule.
Cork handle 28″ x 7/8″ with two 7/8″ alloy sliding reel bands with cork ball butt.

Ferrules.  Brass suction ferrules butt 11.8mm middle 8.5mm.

Ring spacing as above.
Ring sizes.  Middle.  Thread-line bridge size 22mm.   Full open bridge size 9  —  6.
Top   Full open bridge sizes   5  —-  4 —-  3 —- 3 —-  Tip 604HC size 3

Wrappings – Green Early models may have twisted copper wire on lower leg of butt guide, also on male and female ferrule wrapping

1960 Catalogue description. This rod has the precise action and test curve of a standard Carp, but is supplied in two  3’ 11” lengths with detachable handle.

 

 

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