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"
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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.
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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)
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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.
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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.
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.