have been building rods on blanks from Harrison Advanced Rods since 1991, and
although I am best known for my predator rods I have also built plenty of rods
for non-predator anglers over the years. So, as Harrison's have a deservedly high
reputation among specialist 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 high standards.
If you don't see the rod you are looking for listed here 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 - Interceptor, four piece Avon, Chimera Snag/Floodwater
Specialist rods are built on smooth ground, clear gloss finished, low-resin
woven carbon blanks, with overfit joints. The Torrix range are state of the art,
lightweight blanks with superb fish playing actions.
Specialist rods have smooth ground, clear gloss finished, woven carbon
blanks, with overfit joints. Other colours and finishes available to order. The
Chimera range are fish proven, slim rods with a great cosmetic appearance.
Specialist rods are built on unground, slim, natural carbon blanks with
overfit joints. Other colours and finishes available to order. The Standard range
have stood the test of time and are no-nonsense rods for practical anglers.
All my specialist rods feature 'Rover Ringing' patterns enabling the rods to be
broken down while rigged up aligning the tip and butt perfectly. This is great
if travelling light without a rod sling, almost doing away with the need for rod
bands. 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 can be
fitted for an additional charge.
guide fitted as standard to all DLST specialist rods.
ring is fitted as standard on all specialist rods.
my views on rod rings and braided lines here.
All my specialist rods have slim, plain cork handles, black 17mm DPS graphite
reel seat and Fuji rubber butt cap. While I understand that long handles as fitted
to many mass produced rods make the rods feel lighter when you pick them up in
a shop they are impractical when you come to fish with the things. The handles
I fit as standard are, in some cases, quite a bit shorter than is usually seen
on 'off the peg' rods. Eleven footers have 16.5 inches behind the reel seat and
twelve footers 17.5 inches. Reel seats are fitted in the up-locking mode with
a short section of flared cork above the reel seat.