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the definitive South African trophy Bass fishing site


The South African Saltwater Surfcasting site





Hook up with probably the most competent South African Rodbuilder/ Rodcrafter:


PO Box 798, EMPANGENI 3880, South Africa

Tel.: +27(0)35-753-4580 (W); +27(0)35-792-4434 (H)

Fax.: +27(0)35-753-5590

Cellular: 082-496-6382


Jan Croeser has been in the business for many years and I recommend his work very highly. So, if you don't have the time, inclination or confidence to build your own dream rod, why don't you contact Jan? You'll be glad you did!


If you need to source any hard to get blanks (including Calstar, Seeker, Composite Developments and others) or other quality rodbuilding components and supplies in South Africa, give Jan a call - he will probably be able to assist you himself or give you details of the South African agents/ importers.






1. for reel schematics, etc


1. "the Authority on Fishing Reels and Maintenance"


2. for Carbontex drag washer replacements for  any reel, also Cal's Reel & Drag Grease.

E-mail Dawn at




4. for Rocket Fuel reel lube and ceramic bearings


5. suppliers of Cal's Reel & Drag Grease ...


6. for a database of the excellent Alan Tani reel rebuild tutorial links






1. Dup-Zn

Dup, a keen saltwater angler from Empangeni, KwaZulu-Natal, makes the following highest quality custom tackle and components -

  • Non-return slides to your specifications (using spring stainless steel, ordinary or power swivels, weighted or unweighted). Here are some examples:




These non-return slides are stronger and better quality than you can buy in the stores and are cheaper too!

Prices for standard clips:

Non-weighted Barrel Swivel Clip: R7-50 each

ľoz Weighted Barrel Swivel Clip: R8-00 each

ľoz Weighted Power Swivel Clip: R9-50 each

These clips are made from 1.6mm stainless spring steel and you wonít find a stronger clip anywhere. They come complete with stop rings.

Postage to anywhere in SA: R20-00

(If you buy more than 50 clips you can negotiate a better price)



Here is the newest edition (April 2008) of the non-return slides - these come with a bead just below the springy part. The bead helps the slide by not allowing the spring to compress/ deform.


  • Bait box straps (from 38mm webbing) in a variety of colours for the 12l (straps @ R70-00), 18l (straps @ R80-00) and 20L (straps @ R90-00) sizes Safari Chiller. Postage is R20-00 to anywhere in SA.




The shoulder strap is fully adjustable with a quick-release clip. The straps are available in in the following colours:


  • Grapnel Sinker moulds in a variety of weights (4 - 9 oz). Here are pics of the mould and the finished product:



Prices for the moulds:

4 ounce grapnel mould R250-00

5 ounce grapnel mould R250-00

6 ounce grapnel mould R250-00

7 ounce grapnel mould R250-00

8 ounce grapnel mould R350-00

9 ounce grapnel mould R350-00


R20-00 postage per mould to anywhere in SA

Dup also sells the correct diameter stainless spring steel used for the grapnel wires - 1.6mm spring steel for 4 - 7oz sinkers and 2.0mm spring steel for 8 - 9oz sinkers (bunches of 200 wires @ R50-00 for the 1.6mm spring steel cut to the correct length).


So, contact Dup (; 076-381-5111) and work something out... His products and workmanship are highly recommended.

Prices are reasonable and Dup will post to anywhere in SA.


Dup-Zn is a Saltwater Forum regular on

The South African Angling Community






Hipster without belt R199-00
Hipster with belt R249-00

12l R399-00

18l R449-00

Contact: Mike Pautz on 082-771-3382


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