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!
I was selling a rod to someone locally yesterday and they said they had seen the same built rod on another website £30 cheaper.
I said I was brought up after the war and at that time there was a shortage of houses for the returning troops and their families. The Government of the day decided to embark on a massive house building program to fill the shortage. They used prisoners of war and troops with no previous experience at the building game to put these houses up. They were called "Jerry built" because all the windows were in the wrong place and everything was slapped together in haste.
It did the job and many people were grateful to live in these "Prefabs" I lived in one myself.
But imagine being faced with the choice of two houses, one a "Prefab" and one designed and built by a an Architect with perfect beautiful straight lines and the windows in the right place for a few pounds more? Which one would you go for?
Chris Dance built, like all our rods are not the cheapest but all the windows are in the right place.
"The bitter taste of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
"CLICK ON THE LOGO FOR ROD DESCRIPTIONS"
TODAY'S NEW ZZIPLEX BUILD - STOCK LIST.
"CLICK ON THE ZZIPLEX ROD LOGO ABOVE FOR ROD DESCRIPTIONS"
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!.
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)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J7PMyHNdgE&feature=youtu.be click on the link above for a short video showing our build quality.
N.B. **FOR OVERSEAS SALES THER WILL BE A CHARGE OF £20 ADDED FOR THE PLASTIC SHIPPING TUBE.
Zipplex Older Decals
I have some Zziplex decals for those rod builders looking for them.
11 only x Modern vertical Decal – Zziplex with logo at the top -5.5 “ long x 1”
4 only x 1.5 inch square Zziplex logo.
2 only x “4500S” –white on Black background.
1 only x “4500S” –white on Clear background.
2 only x “3500” – white on clear
1 only x “2500” - white on clear
1 only x “HSM” - white on clear
2 only x “HST” - white on clear
2 only x “Dream Machine” decals
1 only x scripted “Primo”
2 only x old scripted vertical “Zziplex” decal - white on clear
5 only x Zziplex decal no logo -white on clear.
3 only x original “Synchro” decals
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 GT Hi-Flex and the Bullet GT, Zeteque 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 ROD(noSt 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, New TRC, M427 + hiflex, Zeteque + EVO + GT, HST EVO, LT14 Bullet ** Standard Bullet GT (glass tip)
7. THE SPECIALIST BASS RODS, Li,ght Bass, Powertex Bass, 2 piece Bass. Profile Match **
8. THE ECCENTRICS, the Carp rods, Uptiders and Boat rods.
9. GLASS TIP OR ALL CARBON? -The Glass tips work better with a Multiplier and lend themselves to a slower cast. Bite registration is much better.
Carbon tipped rods are the favourite of Casters and Fixed Spool anglers, they have a faster tip recovery adding a surge to the end of the cast.
ZZIPLEX SECOND-HAND RODS
A selection of S/H Zziplex rods for COLLECTION ONLY. No Photo at the moment. Come in and try before you buy. Only available Locally or by B.A.C.S Bank payment.
UK HOOKS Rod stiffness rating**
We have put this list together to help you choose a rod for your specific requirements.
Put together using our knowledge of the rods but it is only our opinion.!!!!
***We have rated them in whole numbers where some rods might rate a half point up or down. We are trying to keep it as simple as possible.
CLICK ON THE BUTTON ABOVE THE STOCK LIST FOR INDIVIDUAL ROD DESCRIPTIONS
Just some of the most popular colour schemes. All the Boat rods are also built to these popular colour schemes. They are all built by Chris Dance.
Our Hi-Viz tip
We are building the majority of our stock rods now with a unique HI-VIZ TIP. Orange or Red 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J7PMyHNdgE&feature=youtu.be for a video showing our build quality
Standard 8 foot Cloth Bag
This is our standard Eight foot cloth bag. 2 sections. Fits all rods up to 8ft tip length. NOW IN STOCK AT LAST
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR PRICES
New Uk Hooks Coasters - 5 X sizes - 4 Colours
THE LARGEST COLLECTION OF COASTER SIZES IN THE WORLD.
Our own anodized coasters in 4 x colours and now 5 X 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. When calculating the size needed remember to take into account the different reels you are going to use, some feet are a lot thicker than others.
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR PRICES
Moveable Reel Seat - Now 4 x sizes
Our own moveable Reel seat with a genuine Fuji reel seat and a choice of one of our Stainless coasters cut into the body. Choice of Black, Gold, Gunsmoke or Bright finish reel seats. 28mm & 30mm reel seats are the Bright delux HD versions. Choice of Red, Royal Blue, Black or Gold coaster. A real alternative to coasters and gives a good solid strong fit. Probably more user friendly than coasters. If your butt falls between the sizes an extra layer of shrink tube (good protection for the blank) will make up the difference and give you a more comfortable butt.***Remember for fixed spool use just reverse the reel seat so the coaster is at the top. (To remove the butt cap, grip it between your shoes and pull up)
24mm for Profiles and Bass rods etc. (22-23mm butts) Needs extra Crosshatch or Comfy Shrink tube for perfect fit.
26mm for M4,M4GT, Hi-flex & variants.(25mm butts) Needs extra Crosshatch or comfy shrink tube for perfect fit. Primo variants on factory shrink tube.
28mm for M427, Zeteque, Bullet, Bullet Hi-flex on Factory shrink tube. HST variants Needs extra Crosshatch or comfy shrink tube for perfect fit.
30mm for Early, Older rods built on the larger mandrels etc.(29mm butts)
THE 28mm & 30mm REEL SEATS ARE OUT OF PRODUCTION NOW AND I HAVE TO SOURCE THEM FROM ABROAD.
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR PRICES
Looking after your investment
Buying a Zziplex is a good investment with some 20 year old ones making £200 plus on Ebay. A measure of their worth. No other rod commands such secondhand prices
Rarely does a Zziplex break! Usually it will take an accidental knock or when the Spigot has not been correctly seated.
Look at the photos (you can zoom in as well) to see the correct seating of the tip.
Tips are porous they swell and contract in extreme temperatures and some maintenance is needed to keep them in tip top condition. Use some fine wet & dry Emery cloth or similar (we use a MIRKA pad) these come in different grades of fineness. They should be tight but manageable. Never take too much off.
UK Hooks Hoodie
Our New Hoodie comes in 5 sizes : Medium 42 inch Chest, Large 44 inch Chest, XLarge 46 inch Chest, XXLarge 52 inch chest, XXXLarge 56inch chest. They are a 50-50 Polyester & Cotton mix.
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR PRICES
New Tackle Box Sticker
WE have produced a new Tackle box sticker - laminated with "Weathercoat" for All Weather use. 9.75 inches long x 3 inches wide.
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
Zziplex ISLANDER - Boat rods -15lb-20lb & 30lb-35lb.& 30-50lb
These Zziplex "Islander" Boat rods are produced exclusively by Terry for UK Hooks and you can bet that they are as good as the Shore rods he produces and much better than the rods from any Asian Manufacturer. We finish these to the same standards as our Beach rods, which means they are as good as it gets.
FOR AVAILABLE STOCK SEE "BOAT RODS" section.
3m Suregrip Grip Tape
Grip tape for rod butts in Black or Grey and 2 x lengths. Funny all the casting sites are always asking where it comes from and I have sold it for years.Great solution on any reel seat finish.
SHIPPING RATES FOR INTERNATIONAL SALES
International shipping rates from the uk are now a bit cheaper than they were in 2014. Look at the list for your area/country. We use a heavy plastic pipe for all shipping the weight is roughly 6 Kilos. 100% Insurance is £5.00 to £8.00. If you would like to price your own pickup, work on 6 kilos by 249cm x 11cm x 11cm for a built rod.