There were two versions of the 50/50, the Zziplex one and the Tony Tackle one (made by Zziplex). One of them was, apparently, shiite!
3mm tip, good bite detection? I have to disagree to a point. At close range, yes the bite detection would be good. At longer range the soft, thin tip will not show a bite half as well as a thicker tip, especially when there is a tide run.
one of the blokes in our club had a pair, hes not got the tonys tackle version though, used them for rough ground and liked them enuf, hes just swapped one for a 3500. i'm pretty sure tonys tackle version is more of a match rod, could be wrong. just got myself a new 4500s, good allrounder, only used it for flattie bashing so far, you can see everything on the tip, gonna give it a thrashing in the tide on the breakwater tomorow, then conger bashing in wales in may hopefully!
i have used them down at minnis for bassing and thorny bashing and they held up well good ll round rod, and they sit in the tide quite well u can feel every movement but i think there better suited to mwdium to clean ground rarther than serious heavy ground but saying that im going to give it a crack on a rock mark tonight