paul (paul4) whiteing

Fred Crouch Centrepins

It was a sad day, 19 January 2014, that Fred Crouch passed away, but am pleased to say that manufacture of the current range of these reels will continue.

If you want to purchase a Fred Crouch Centrepin, or if you just want to discuss centrepins in general or just need advice feel free to email me at

Please note that I am NOT a dealer or in the trade, I just help sell Fred's reels

Prices : Following a neccesary review of material (especially nickel-silver) and manufacturing costs in early 2014 there had to be an increase the price of the reels, although it is felt that they still represent good value in today's market. It has found to be not (currently) economically viable to continue manufacture of the less popular natural (anodised) reels, so this option has been discontinued (for the forseeable future).


The "Fred Crouch" Jet

The "Fred Crouch Jet" aerial (replica) centrepin - with rear ratchet knob

 

4.5" diameter, ratchet (knob on rear plate) and drag, in black (anodised)

Available in narrow or wide drum. I can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK)



The "Fred Crouch" Trupepin Trotter range

The Fred Crouch
"Truepin Trotter" centrepin - 3.3/4"

image for illustration only at this time

3.75" diameter, ratchet lever on rim, but with NO drag.
available in black (anodised)

Reels in natural (anodised) finish are NOT going to be available for the forseeable future

Available in narrow or wide drum. I can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK)


The Fred Crouch
"Truepin Trotter" centrepin - 4.1/2"

image for illustration only at this time

4.5" diameter, ratchet lever on rim, WITH drag, available in black (anodised)

Reels in natural (anodised) finish are NOT going to be available for the forseeable future

Available in narrow or wide drum. I can arrange to supply these at an attractive and very competitive price of £175, plus £5 towards (special, recorded) delivery (to UK)


   
Discontinued models - no longer available

The Fred Crouch
"Truepin Trotter" (limited edition) centrepin

 

This collectable reel is no longer available

3.75" diameter, ratchet lever on rim, no drag, in red (powder coated)

 

A certificate of authenticity and a hardwood presentation case for the reel is included in the price

The Fred Crouch
"Truepin Trotter" centrepin - 3.3/4" & 4.1/2"

Reels in this colour were not economically viable and are no longer available

3.75" or 4.1/2"diameter, ratchet lever on rim, with drag
In tasteful "reddish bronze" (anodised)

 

Rods : the "paul4 Barbel Rod "

The
"paul4 Barbel Rod"
by Peregrine Rods

This is just one of the rods in the Peregrine Barbel Rod range



This rod is built on the GTi blank, which has a clever blend of fibres resulting in a rod with a very sensitive tip, yet with a reserve of power, coping with a huge variety of leads from a single swan-shot upwards, and more than capable of subduing the biggest Barbel. Also ideal for fishing tighter swims, coupled with a c'pin it is perfect for maintaining control of an angry Barbel while minimising the risk of a hook pull.

Basically the build of the rod is as specified by Paul (paul4), and is specifically designed for use with a centrepin. Paul built the original prototypes, in conjunction with Roger of Peregrine, and has been testing and using them for 10 years in all situations. Duplicate rods have also been tested by two other centrepin using barbel anglers for over 8 years.

The rod is finished in black, and has a full cork handle, carefully shaped at the top end for comfort, and a Wye Button. Rings are Seymo 247's and with an extra ring to aid one of the methods of casting. Fitted with a hook keeper, positioned 3" further up the blank than usual, so as to be out of the way when holding the rod for touch legering when bites are delicate.

The rod is supplied with the option of either a pair of neoprene/fabric tip & butt protectors, or a cloth bag.

at a price of around £270 incl VAT and (24 hr) delivery - but check with PeregrineRods to ensure latest price

visit Peregrine Rods or email me at to discuss


this page last updated 1.6.2017 by paul4

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