Torrix Rods for Predators

While Torrix blanks in the higher test curves were originally designed for carp fishing I reckon some also make good predator rods. The actions are slightly tippier than my standard predator rods, and consequentially not quite as through action. I list the three I like best from the range on this page. Prices include cork handle with flared end and plastic button on the ten footers and my standard DNPS/abbreviated Duplon handles on the eleven footer. Other handle options are available. Rings as standard are Fuji BCLSVOG .

All three blanks are super slim with woven carbon butt sections and plain carbon tips.


T10-275 10ft 2.75lb: 280.00
Six
rings plus tip - 30mm butt/10mm tip. Rover Ringing

Compared to my P-4 the overall power of this rod is fairly similar. The difference being the softer tip on the Torrix which I find makes it good for casting 2oz leads with worms or small deadbaits on the hook for eels. This is currently my all-round eel rod for the small venues I am fishing these days. For pike it would make casting off soft baits a little less likely.

 

T10-325 10ft 3.25lb: 285.00
Six
rings plus tip - 30mm butt/10mm tip. Rover Ringing

Falling between the P-4 and P-3 in test curve once more the softer tip makes this suitable for livebaiting for pike or distance fishing for eels. Nothing much more to add.

 

T11-300 11ft 3lb: 285.00
Six
rings plus tip - 30mm butt/10mm tip. Rover Ringing

Again kind of similar to another of my predator rods, this time the P-5, I have used the T11-300 for eel and catfish fishing. I prefer the stiffer tip and more progressive action of the P-5 for casting pike baits, but this hasn't stopped me lobbing a decent bait out for cats. If the T10-275 wasn't a more convenient length for some of my eeling I'd still be using this rod. Using it for cats was only an experiment, but it handled a fifteen pounder without any trouble. I also used this one (a set of three actually) for my sole summer carp campaign back in 2016 when it proved ideal for the waters I fished.
 

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