All of my custom rods are built on blanks from the Harrison Advanced Rods range. Harrison are the premier name in British made fishing rods and specialise in making blanks for carp and specialist fishing, as well as fly and sea fishing.
All Harrison rods are hand rolled in Liverpool, and incorporate the latest techniques using thinner, lighter carbon layers for the best performance possible. Each blank is a blend of many different carbon fibres developed from many years of hands on experience.
Harrison has the biggest range of blanks available and there is something on offer for everyone, whether you want to send a rig to the horizon on a large gravel pit or put a big bag of roach together quickly from the river. Have a look at the range below, if you need any more information just send an email
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Harrison Advanced Rods
Acurix is the slimmest carp rod in the Harrison range. Just 12.2mm at the reel seat 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 and smaller waters, the light weight and balance of this rod and the forgiving action, makes it a pleasure to use.
Harrison’s favourite carp rod range. Available in 10', 11', 12', 12'6, and 13'
The 12' foot 3 1/4 Test curve has been Harrison’s 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 comfortably fish at 120 yds, but will feel perfectly happy on smaller waters.
TE rods were developed with casting consultant Terry Edmonds and have modified tips for precision casting and a few yards more.
Torrix have proven toughness and durability. The 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.
This is the flagship blank of the Harrison 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. The 13' Aviator TE is Harrison’s most powerful caster, designed for the biggest European lakes.
In 12' there are 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, and is given 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.
The 13' Aviator Plus occupies a sweet spot between distance and action, giving extra distance to the average angler and loading up gently without punishing less than perfect timing. The more skilled will see even bigger distances. It’s designed to slot into the gap between Torrix and Trebuchet Light. An Aviator 13' spod is also now available.
The latest additions are 12'6 Aviator Plus and 13' "TE" models. The philosophy of the 12'6, rated at 3 1/2lb, is to offer an upgrade path from the popular Torrix 12'6 TE. Just a little more power for a little more distance, but with new tapers, sacrificing nothing in playing ability, and with 1k weave to the tip. The 13' Aviator TE is quite different, a beast of a rod for extreme distance. Harrison’s most powerful and rugged carp rod yet.
Aviator blanks are finished with a 1k plain weave on both the butt and tip section.
Trebuchet is Harrison’s big beast, and is available in 12' and 13' with both 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.
The Cerbera looks, feels and performs like the very best Carp rods on the market, but the price might surprise you. Smooth, powerful action for middle to medium distance, the Cerbera is 12’ and comes in 3lb or 3.25 Test curves.
The Ballista is a design classic, delivering the benchmark in performance and bullet proof build quality, a firm favourite for many years now.
Blanks available 11' 2.5 to 13' 4lb TC
Harrison has a wide range of rods for the specimen hunter fishing both rivers and stillwaters. The range offers Avon, Specialist, Chimera, Interceptor and Torrix specialist blanks in various lengths and test curves to cover any situation from casting heavy feeders to fighting powerful Barbel in snaggy rivers.
These rods have fantastic through action and power low down which make playing powerful fish a pleasure, whilst retaining the ability to cope with modern methods and applications. Each rod in the range offers slightly different performance from 9 and 10 ft stalkers through to 13 ft float rods, and test curves from the 1.4 Avon to a 2.25 Chimera flood.
The GTI float rods are lightweight match rods, with the emphasis on catching bags of good fish. They are well balanced but have the power to control a waggler at a distance, and the speed to play or swing in fish quickly. Although labelled as match rods, they are the ideal rod for all-round float fishing. Blanks are available in 12' 13’, 14, and 15'.
The SU ‘Stepped up’ blanks are available in 13’, 14’, and 15’, and as the name suggests have a bit more ‘steel’ for taming larger, more powerful, fish.
Blanks available in 7’ 7’6" 8’ 9’ 10’
Fast, Crisp, and very light
Easy action rods for effortless casting
Slightly faster and crisper in action
Classic 3 and 4 piece blanks
Available in various lengths and casting weight