Zziplex HST Evo

The HST EVO is a nice all round fishing rod which excels when used to target larger species.


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The carbon tip helps to control big fish but still has the sensitivity to show bites with even small knocks registering surprisingly well. The all carbon blank hasa progressive action which allows easy to access casting performance and even an overhead cast from a confined stance will achieve good distance. It is well suited to 6oz plus bait but if conditions dictate then you can up the size of sinker with complaint from the rod.
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.

The Blank only option is for the bare rod blank only although it is supplied pre fitted with Zziplex shrink tube.

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)

5 – 11 – 18 – 26 – 35 – 48 – 66 – 6*

Fixed Spool
8 – 20 – 36 – 56 – 81

Details –

  • Length 13’ 6’’
  • Casting 5 – 8oz
  • Optimum 170gm plus bait
  • High modulus carbon blank
  • Carbon tip
  • Powerful but easy to cast
  • Slim construction
  • 2 sections
  • 7’ 6’’ Tip – 6’ 4’’ Butt
  • Superb casting/long range fishing rod
  • Superb pendulum rod but suitable for all casting styles
  • Suitable for mixed/rough ground fishing
  • Ideal for targeting larger species
  • Made in the UK