Founded in the spring of 1980 Zziplex Ltd. Terry was able to capitalise on his experience of breaking the British Casting Record several times during the late sixties and seventies.
Every single rod produced by the factory is made by Terry himself, making him the biggest single influence on the casting and fishing scene in the U.K. His creations are much copied but never emulated and can be seen at every saltwater or casting venue.
Anyone who has owned a Zziplex rod in the last 30 years is usually a convert.
With so many outlets throughout the world to take care of, blanks are sometimes much harder to get hold of. Luckily they are always worth the wait.
The UK HOOKS logo on all our rods is your guarantee that Chris Dance has built it, like only he can, producing a superb unique fishing rod made to our own exacting standards or your own specification!! Thats as good as it gets!
ALL THE RODS AND BLANKS LISTED HERE ARE STOCK ITEMS. I DON'T TAKE ORDERS, OR TAKE MONEY FOR ITEMS I DON'T HAVE.IF YOU REQUIRE A BLANK I DON'T HAVE I AM HAPPY TO EMAIL OR PHONE YOU WHEN THEY ARRIVE.I DO NOT LIKE FALLING OUT WITH MY CUSTOMERS AND I FIND THIS IS THE BEST WAY. MIKE TAYLOR.
"The bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
TODAY'S NEW ZZIPLEX BUILD - STOCK LIST.
Complete stock list of Zziplex built Rods- Built to the highest standard in the country by the best rod builder- CHRIS DANCE. Nobody does it better!. All Uk Hooks built rods come with a pair of our superb Coasters (choice of colours) and a Cloth bag as standard.
IF YOU CLICK ON THE PHOTO, YOU CAN ZOOM IN AND SCROLL UP AND DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE BUILD. May not be a current photo but you can clearly see the finish of our rods.
All rods come with a POLISHED & VARNISHED finish unless otherwise stated.(sprayed)
NEW UK Hooks HOODIE
Our New Hoodie comes in 4 sizes : Medium 42 inch Chest, Large 44 inch Chest, XLarge 46 inch Chest, XXLarge 52 inch chest. They are a 50-50 Polyester & Cotton mix.
ZZiplex NEW** MK2- ROD BAGS
NEW** GENUINE MK2 ROD BAGS from ZZiplex-They now have a rounded top which folds and tucks in better. LARGE 7ft 8in (2m 34cm) SMALL -7ft (2m 14cm)
Zziplex Rod categories
ZZIPLEX RODS fall into about roughly 8 distinct categories**
1. THE MATCH RODS, Profile Match,New Profile (Evo) GT, Primo Match, GSI, 4500S, HSM, M4 Hi-flex match ,New M4 GT and the **new Bullet Hi-Flex and the Bullet GT, Zeteque TXL GT, going up from softest to the most powerful. All these have a flexy glass tip.**
2. THE ALL ROUNDERS, Long LT14 (14ft), shorter 13.2in Primo Synchro classic and the new Equal length Primo Synchro and XL (long butted) version. TF 50/50, The equal length slimmer M4 and slightly more powerful HST and the ZTI (equal length)New FULL TOURNAMENT. These are J curve rods. **
3. THE HI-FLEX VARIANTS, giving a “C” curve, M4 Hi-flex, Primo Hi-flex, LT14 Hi-flex ,M427 Hi-flex, and the NEW Bullet HI-Flex so the same power but a more through action (easier to load) **
4. THE EVO's (High Modulous versions) which are 20% more Powerful than the Standard rod - HST EVO, LT14 EVO, M4 EVO, New M4 GT, PROFILE EVO,PROFILE GT, ZETEQUE EVO, ZETEQUE GT, etc. **
5. THE SMALLER DIAMETER RODS,(not suitable for people with big hands) Profile, Profile Evo, NEW Profile GT and the Profile Match mentioned before. The Profile spawned the M4 (slightly thicker) **
6. THE CASTING/ ROUGH GROUND HEAVYWEIGHTS, M427 + hiflex, Zeteque + EVO + GT, HST EVO, LT14 Bullet ** Standard Bullet GT (glass tip)
7. THE SPECIALIST BASS RODS, Light Bass, Powertex Bass, 2 piece Bass. Profile Match **
8. THE ECCENTRICS, the Carp rods, Uptiders and Boat rods.
just some of the most popular colour schemes. Navy Blue with silver edging not shown. All the Boat rods are also built to these popular colour schemes. As they are all built by Chris Dance. DELIVERY OF RODS TO UK MAINLAND £4.50. S.Ireland & Channel Islands £16.00 VAT
Our Hi-Viz tip
We are building the majority of our stock rods now with a unique HI-VIZ TIP. Orange whipping to the top 3 rings aids bite indication in Daylight matches and stands out at night against a dark sky. We are also incorporating Shrink tube either side of the spigot. Our rods are easily identifiable on any beach for their unique markings and decals.
TODAY'S ZZIPLEX BLANKS STOCK LIST
ZZIPLEX BLANKS AVAILABLE. UPDATED DAILY. PRICE IS FOR EACH BLANK. NEXT DAY DELIVERY ON UK MAINLAND £4.50 + VAT.
New Uk Hooks Coasters - 5 sizes- 4 COLOURS -NEW GOLD
Our own anodized coasters in 4 x colours and now 5 sizes.I made these because the mainstream suppliers have raised the prices even though all pieces are sourced in this country. RED, BLACK OR ROYAL BLUE and NOW GOLD N.B.* I use thicker foam than other manufacturers ! making them more durable.
I have added another size for the larger butts, size 31mm. I have had these made to fit over the 28mm fuji reel seats because the 30mm are too small. (see moveable reel seats (Rod build & shrink, Accessories))
They will also fit better on the ZF 250, Bullets, Zeteque etc. size butts, where the 30mm are a bit too tight for the larger footed reels.
Moveable Reel Seat - Now 4 x sizes
Wrap design examples
THE ROD BUILDERS ART!!!An example of the decorative wraps, showing the rod builders meticulous attention to detail. These can be done in any colour scheme but some can take a couple of days to do. Not surprisingly the price is £15.00 per inch for this sort of unique art work. This makes any rod unique.
DELIVERY OF RODS TO UK MAINLAND £4.50. S.Ireland & Channel Islands £16.00