I want to get a Surf Rod for throwing
4-6oz lead and bait. I also want to use this
rod as my introduction to distance casting.
Will the Zziplex 3500 blank handle both?I'm
looking at a 12-1/2' length. Fishing is my
I started out distance casting with a zippy straight 8. Rod is capable of 600+ feet and is a wonderful fishing rod. Loads with 4 oz and will throw 8nbait with the best. Butt is a little fat 1.25 in diameter, that is the only negative I have with it.
great dual purpose rod if your primary use is fishing,
Taking the UKSF Masters Final, you will find 40 of the top casters there, of which 2 or 3 will use Greys, 2 or 3 will use Cono-Flex, maybe 1 will use Daiwa, 2or 3 will use Century. Everybody else will be using Zziplex (thats 30+).
Snoods - this is the piece of line between the hook and the swivel or attachment, in the US I think you call them 'Snells'.
Not a quattro Ralph. Rod designed to throw 8n bait for "point style" fishing. Serves me well on the point as well as the beaches down in SE NC. Have landed Black tips and Spinner sharks 100 lbs + with it. I asked if it was based on any of the existing zzippy blanks and was told not. Sweet rod.
jim, good to see i am not the only one backcasting. i am nowhere near mastering it yet. timing seems to be the key element to getting any measureable distance. i too find it difficult to keep it from going to the left. unfortunately on a crowded beach the lack of control can become a handicap. but i do agree with you it throws ALOT of weight. although i must admit the fisherman/spectators at obx were so curious about the backcasting style they were really good sports about me inadvertenly casting over their lines.
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