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The name Harrison is synonymous around the world for the very best carp rods. For more than thirty years we have been making rods and blanks here in Liverpool and we continue to innovate and lead in carp rod design. We were the first to introduce overfit joints which are now the standard, pioneers of woven fabric finishes and lightweight carbon scrims. Today we make a wide range of rods to cover everything from close range to extreme distance. We produce rods from 10' to 13' in a wide range of test curves for everything from poking through bushes to the tournament casting field. And of course all our rods are available as blanks for custom building or home building. For rods, please see one of our ditributors but for blanks, spares and components, you can  buy direct. We list a downloadable list of blanks here Rod Blanks


Acurix close to medium range rods.

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 or 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. Finished with Kigan 3D ceramic ring set and stainless fittings as standard.

Acurix 2.5 on white background 



Our most popular 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 with thin ply technology using carbon scrims for long life performance. We regularly inspect older Torrix with years of use and even the oldest blanks retain their action with no sign of fatigue as a result of the careful selection and orientation of fibres hidden below the surface..

 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.

Factory built rods are available with optional cork handle and with a choice of builds. Most popular is the classic build with stainless steel fittings, Fuji winch and Kigan 3D gunsmoke ceramic guides. Our alternative Raven build uses black components. A black hooded carbon winch is paired with American Tackle Vortex guides for stunning looks. The illustration below is a Torrix with optional extra cork.

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.

The power curves below show deflection against load for three popular rods.


Power Curve Black rods

Torrix TE full shrink 


Aviator was introduced in responce to requests for a rod with 1k weave to the tip. A completely new design to Torrix with faster taper mandrels. We have now developed a range of actions for all applications. The star of the range is the 12' Aviator Plus. It comes in at 3lb 6oz test curve making it a fraction more powerful than the 3 1/4lb (3lb 4oz) Torrix which helps it gain a few more yards on the cast. this rod is now joined by two more 12' models a Plus 2 ( 3 1/2lb ( 3lb 8oz)) and Plus 3 (3lb 12oz(3.75lb)).

If you need more distance but want a rod with fish playing action, consider the 12'6 and 13' Aviators, both rated at 3 1/2lb. A longer rod can have more casting power and fish playing action. The 13' Aviatgor is now joined by a 13' Plus 2 at 3 3/4lb which is very close to our popular Trebuchet Light for casting power, and a little lighter and slimmer.

Of course not everyone is fixated on distance. For pure fishing pleasure we have the 12' Aviator Flex. The tip is identical to the 12' Plus but the butt section is made on slower taper mandrels to give more bend.

Last but definitely not least is the 13' Aviator Extreme. 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. And finally the carbon reel seat of a Raven edition which has lightweight Vortex guides.

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

Aviator flex

Aviator plus 
Raven aviator 



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