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Harrison Carp Rod Range

We make a wide range of rods to cover everything from close range to extreme distance.

Our standard build for carp rods is black whippings, matt blank blank finish, Fuji reel seats and Kigan 3D gun smoke guides. We use Kigan because they have proven to be the most reliable guide we have ever used with strong hard wearing centres, and also light in weight. We use Fuji reel seats as they flex with rod and hold the reel securely, not too cold in winter and not too hot in summer. And of course we make the blanks ourselves here in Liverpool.

We are able to make small changes to standard rods, like adding a name, and fulll custom options are available through one of these independent custom rod builders. The rods below are a selection from our range, and represent our most popular models. All of the rods below make use of our research into thin ply carbon, and incorporate off-axis lightweight carbon scrims for strength and durability.

If you are confused by the huge selection we offer, then can we recommend Torrix 12' 3 1/4 or TE as the best all round rods on the market with the proven record of big fish. The 12'6 Torrix TE is the first step up for extra distance, and the Acurix a step down for closer range. Aviator is our latest range and includes rods for medium range and long range.

 

Acurix

Acurix is the slimmest carp rod in our range. Just 12.2mm at the winch for the 2 1/2lb. Designed for close to medium range fishing and available in 3 tests curves. 2 1/2, 2 3/4 and 3lb. Perfect up to100yds. Beyond that, scale up to Torrix, or Aviator, but if you only fish medium range and smaller waters, the light weight and balance of this rod and the forgiving action, makes it a pleasure to use. The 3lb rod is the most popular, but the 2 1/2lb is a favourite here in the factory. Because the blank is so slim, we have fitted an EVA butt grip for comfort and control.

Acurix 2.5 on white background 

 

Torrix

Our favourite carp rod range. Available in 10', 11', 12', 12'6, and 13'

The 12' foot 3 1/4 Test curve has been our best selling rod for years and subtle hidden improvements keep this as fresh as the day it was designed. The perfect all round rod. Test curves in this range go from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2lb. With the 12' 3 1/4lb. You can comfotably fish at 120 yds or more, but will feel perfectly happy on smaller waters. The illustration below is a Torrix with optional extra cork. The standard rod comes with abreviated shrink wrap, and the TE model with full length shrink wrap illustrated below the cork handled rod.

 TE rods were developed with our casting consultant Terry Edmonds and have modified tips for precision casting and a few yards more.

Torrix have proven toughness and durability.Terry Edmonds  personal rods have been used for both fishing and casting instruction on a daily basis since they were first developed, and he has crammed into 8 years, more use and abuse than most rods will ever see. 

Torrix blanks are finished with a 1k plain weave on the butt section and unidirectional carbon on the tip. Matching Spod, Marker and landing net handles are also available.

Torrix with optional cork

Torrix TE full shrink 

Aviator

This is our new range of rods and includes middle distance and long range models. Tapers are new, for finer tips and the 1k weave extends to the tip eye. The 13' Aviator TE is our most pwerful caster, designed for the biggest European lakes.

In 12' we have two Aviators which fall in either side of the 12' 3 1/4lb Torrix for power. The Aviator Flex has a slim and more forgiving butt for soaking up the lunges. We give it a 3lb 2oz test curve. The Aviator Plus is 3lb 6oz, and can punch a bait a little further than the Torrix 3 1/4, but manages to do that without needing extra effort from the angler. This rod was designed to be easy to cast by normal anglers on the bankside.

The 13' Aviator Plus occupies a sweet spot between distance and action and It is turning into one of our hottest sellers. Again, this gives extra distance to the average angler, and loads up gently without punishing less than perfect timing. The more skilled will see even bigger distances. We designed it to slot into the gap in our range between Torrix and Trebuchet Light. An Aviator 13' spod is now available.

The latest additions are 12'6 Aviator Plus and 13' "TE" models. The philosophy of the 12'6, rated at 3 1/2lb, is to offer an upgrade path from the popular Torrix 12'6 TE. Just a little more power for a little more distance, but with new tapers, sacrificing nothing in playing ability, and with 1k weave to the tip.

The 13' Aviator TE is quite different, a beast of a rod for extreme distance. Our most powerful and rugged carp rod yet.

The Aviator 12' Flex rod pictured below has an optional cork handle,  and below that is a standard rod pictured with a shrink wrap handle.

Aviator blanks are finished with a 1k plain weave on both the butt and tip section.

Aviator flex

Aviator plus

Trebuchet

Trebuchet is our big beast, and is available in 12' and 13' with standard "power" and Trebuchet Light options. The Light model in 13' is the most popular rod in the range, producing huge casts on the field, and proving the most capable distance rod on the bank. The term "Light" has to be seen in context. This is a 3 3/4 test curve rod capable of over 200yds.

Trebuchet 12

And finally, an example of some custom built Aviators with matching net by Eaton Rodcraft to give you a taste of what is on offer.

Eaton Aviator Customs