Zziplex Bass GT

11′ 10” 3 – 5oz 2 Equal 6′ Sections The Bass GT is a subline ‘bass’ rod which pays homage to the classic style of rod used by the pioneers of surf bass fishing but with the benefits of modern materials and design concepts.


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The slim and lightweight blank gives a rod which if wished can be held all day. The action gives you the power to punch 5oz + bait into a headwind but the best all round performance comes from a 4oz sinker + bait. The sensitive tip keeps you in touch with any bites and the rod gives you the confidence to play big fish at close quarters in rough seas.
The Bass GT is also an excellent rod for estuary fishing and is perfect for floundering as well as targeting the gilts which are rapidly becoming a popular summer target at an increasing number of venues.

Zziplex blanks are hand crafted in the UK using the best material available. Their skills and knowledge of working with different types of carbon and glass cloth allow them to produce rods which give the angler the ultimate in casting and fishing performance. Each model is designed to perform perfectly and help to enhance your angling enjoyment.

Zziplex Fully built at VMO

Our fully built Zziplex rods are professionally finished to a very high standard by Ian McLean of Somerset Custom Rods. The guides are Fuji CCKWAG and they are whipped in black with metallic red and silver tipings. The Butt guide and first intermediate on the tip are also under whipped in metallic blue with silver centre banding. The Butt guide has additional faded red banding to give it a classy and distinctive look. There are additional whipping on either side of the spigot.
All whippings are double coated with high quality epoxy to give a smooth and strong finish. The Zziplex logo is also coated with epoxy for added gloss and protection

The handle is covered with Zziplex shrink tube and is fitted with an adjustable reel seat and butt cap.

The tip is deliberately left bare but a pack of reflective tape is included to allow you to fit tip tape to the style which you prefer.

The rod is built to multiplier specification with 8 x guides plus matching tip.

Details for home rod building

Zziplex recommended guide spacing – All distances are in inches from the tip – * (from top of butt section)

4 – 9 – 14.5 – 20.5 – 28.5 – 39.5 – 54.5 – 6*

Fixed Spool
6 – 14 – 24 – 36 – 52 – 6*


Details – 

  • Length 11’ 10’’
  • Casting 3 – 5oz
  • Optimum 130gm plus bait
  • Premium high modulus carbon blank
  • Glass tip
  • Fantastic bite detection
  • Medium action
  • Slim construction
  • 2 Equal 6’ sections
  • Super slim and light weight
  • Superb ‘bass’ style rod
  • Perfect for surf and estuary fishing
  • Ideal for close range fishing but still capable of casting long distances if needed
  • Made in the UK