have been building rods on blanks from Harrison Advanced Rods since 1991, and
although I am best known for my predator rods I have been building a growing number
of carp rods over the last year or so. So, as Harrison's have a deservedly high
reputation among carp anglers, I now list some of their more popular models here,
all built in my usual no-frills, no nonsense, practical style and to my customary
As there are loads of
Harrison carp rod blanks I have yet to make a start on listing them here, so please
drop me an e-mail or give me a call and I am
sure I will be able to build you a rod on just the Harrison blank you are after.
Torrix rods are built on smooth ground, clear gloss
finished, low-resin woven carbon blanks, with woven carbon
butt sections and overfit joints. The Torrix range are state
of the art, lightweight blanks with superb casting potential.
The 12ft 3.25 was popular in 2012.
Carp and Ballista rods are built on unground, slim, natural carbon blanks
with overfit joints. Other colours and finishes available to order. These ranges
have stood the test of time and are no-nonsense rods for practical anglers. The
Multi Carps have progressive fish playing actions while the Ballistas have stiffer
butts to provide casting power and softe tips for playing fish.
details of these ranges can be found on the Harrison
As standard all rods have three leg, Fuji Hardloy rings
whipped in black and finished with high gloss epoxy varnish.
Fuji SiC or Alconite rings, or Kigan Rings, can be fitted
for an additional charge.
my views on rod rings and braided lines here.
Split Duplon, full Duplon or cork, full or split shrink tube, stainless collars
and butt caps, and other options are available. For some examples please visit
the Custom Builds page.
Lettering is in white ink and kept to a bare minimum - your name can be added
at no extra charge. Alternative whipping colours can be accommodated in the standard
price. Contrasting tipping to all whippings is an additional £8.00 per rod.
SiC tip rings are an extra £5.00 per rod. A full set of Silicone Carbide
rings can be fitted at an additional cost of £45.00 per rod. Because I build rods
to be fished with I supply all rods in a clear polythene sleeve - should you require
a cloth rod bag these are available for a small additional charge.
phone or e-mail to discuss build specs and prices.
stated test curves and lengths are approximate, being a useful guide to a rod's
capabilities. As a result of my policy of progressive development I reserve the
right to alter build specifications from those described here.