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Favoured Brand

Conoflex
6
21%
Zziplex
13
45%
Daiwa
4
14%
Greys
1
3%
Century
4
14%
Penn
1
3%
Grauvell
0
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Postby Mr_Green » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:48 pm

Whats the favoured casting rods amoung us? Whats the best?
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Postby stevecrow74 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:02 pm

will have to be the zippy for me :D
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Postby fishinmidget » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:04 pm

century for me but i reccon that if i had a cast of steves zippy i would change my mind. they are very light.
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Postby Mr_Green » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:25 pm

fishinmidget wrote:century for me but i reccon that if i had a cast of steves zippy i would change my mind. they are very light.

u mean steve hasnt let u cast the zippy yet?? :roll: :lol:
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Postby fishinmidget » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:41 pm

he wont let me in a million years...........
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Postby Lee337 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:48 pm

I own Century and Daiwa rods, but have to say Zipplex would be No.1 due to the fact that every one is special in its own way. I feel a spending spree coming on :shock: :D

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Postby Mr_Green » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:50 pm

Lee337 wrote:I own Century and Daiwa rods, but have to say Zipplex would be No.1 due to the fact that every one is special in its own way. I feel a spending spree coming on :shock: :D

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ah man i just went mad again myself....greys pz match with penn super magg xtra, zziplex ptx bass and boots lol..i cant stop spending!!
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Postby Lee337 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:54 pm

Tell me about it! :lol:

In the last few months I have bought a Daiwa TNXS134m, a Century CCC and now my mind is on a Zippy!

I have tried XTR 50/50, Profile, T-Zero, Zero plus, LT Bullet and Primo Synchro XL - problem is I want one of each now :? Or should I just bite the bullet and go for an M4 8)

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Postby Mr_Green » Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:58 pm

The profile do look the job, my only worry is can it handle a 6oz in a raging surf? i dont know the specs but it just seems very thin?!? same as the bass rod i ordered?!? :shock: ...i was lookin at the xtr groundcaster or the 50/50...but from what i hear Zzippys are a personal thing and have personalities of there own, if u get on great :) ...if not sell it :( !!
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Postby Lee337 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:04 pm

That sounds about right, some of the rods I tried I struggled to get along with, but the ones that clicked 8) :D

I cast the Profile with 100g on it and could feel it bending rightly so am not too sure how it would cope with 6oz and a powerful cast. I read in one of the Zippy dealerships that the Profile had an optimum casting weight of 125g.

Have you had a look at the Primo Synchro's??

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Postby Mr_Green » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:06 pm

yeah i hear good things but its hard to get a site or shop that deals with zzippys down here...ive got summerlands site but i hear its dodgy(i dunno if thats true tho) but the primo looks like a weapon and a half man..nice price 2 :roll:
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Postby Seaniebo » Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:17 am

Summerlands are fine in my experience. Have a look at the Lt 14 for what your looking for Mr Green
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Postby Jonny » Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:29 am

I'll have to say Greys purely on value for money.I just don't seem to have the funds to keep up with the rest of you tarts. :cry: :lol: :lol:
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Postby paddyc » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:09 pm

Conoflex all the way for me,,, My fav being my Activ8tor-Excel, ive owned more conoflex than Zzippys although my newest toy is a Zzippy
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Postby Lee337 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:44 am

paddyc wrote:Conoflex all the way for me,,, My fav being my Activ8tor-Excel, ive owned more conoflex than Zzippys although my newest toy is a Zzippy


Have you had a play with an Zziplex M4 yet Paddy?? Or heard anything about them? I saw one at the Birmingham show last year but didn't pay enough attention to it :(

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Postby paddyc » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:20 am

Steve morris cast with one when we cast at the EWM 100g event this year,its very,very slim but enough power to launch 150g :shock: i think TC said it his most powerfull rod for the weight that hes ever made,, everything ive heard has all been positive, has sean not got one,,,?
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Postby Mr_Green » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:25 am

dont century hold the records for the 150,175g ...i read that somewhere...300+yards
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Postby paddyc » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:40 am

Well, Danny Moeskops holds the records, he just happens to use century rods for some reason,,, :roll: .
100gm/0.28mm 261.52m(286 yards)
125gm/0.28mm 270.64m(303yards)
150gm/0.31mm 278.96m(305yards)
175gm/0.35mm 276.58m(302yards)
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Postby dbrock » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:57 pm

has century for me ive got zziplex,,,conoflex,,daiwa,,and century but love the tip tornados esp the sport for casting
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Postby Lee337 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:35 pm

paddyc wrote:Steve morris cast with one when we cast at the EWM 100g event this year,its very,very slim but enough power to launch 150g :shock: i think TC said it his most powerfull rod for the weight that hes ever made,, everything ive heard has all been positive, has sean not got one,,,?


Cheers for the reply Paddy.

No, Sean does not have one. Not yet anyway - think he is more interested in a ZTI. Seems to think an M4 would suit me though. Might just have to give T.C. a buzz :D

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