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Our standard build for carp rods is black whippings, matt 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 light. 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. For other build options, contact one of our 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.

 

Acurix

The ultra slim 12' rod for close to medium range fishing available in 3 tests curves. 2 1/2, 2 3/4 and 3lb. Perfect up to100yds or less. Beyond that, scale up to Torrix, but if you only fish medium range and smaller waters, the balance of this rod and the forgiving butt will be a pleasure to use. The 3lb rod is the most popular, but the 2 1/2lb is a favourite here in the factory.

Acurix 12 2.5

 

Torrix

The UK's favourite top end carp rod. 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. TE rods were developed with our casting consultant Terry Edmonds and have modified tips for precision casting and a few yards more. The Torrix 12'6 TE being the more popular.

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

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.

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.

Recently we have extended the range by adding a new Aviator Plus 13. Some say it is our best ever rod, hitting 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.

Coming out in our 2018 range are the Aviator TE which is an extreme long range 13' rod. This is a real beast and not easy to compress, and is a no compromise rod for extreme distance. For more normal fishing we have a 12'6 Aviator that slots in close to the 12'6 Torrix TE but with a fraction more power, new tapers and weave to the tip.

The Aviator 12' Flex rod pictured below has the optional cork handle, the standard rod pictured below that has 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.

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