Carp Rods

I 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 high standards.

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.

Blanks
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.

Chimera 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, rods with a great cosmetic appearance.

Multi 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.

More details of these ranges can be found on the Harrison website.

Rings
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.

Read my views on rod rings and braided lines here.

Handles
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.

Extras
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.

Please phone or e-mail to discuss build specs and prices.

All 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.