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   Old Thread  #22 14 Nov 2019 at 9.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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   Old Thread  #21 14 Nov 2019 at 9.39pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ross, I have a set of 28+ year old original AK47 twin tips and the 3.5 tip will massively outperform most things mentioned on this thread, certainly from a load carrying perspective. 1 oz to 6oz blasting to 6- 8oz lobbing dead baits and heavy bags to 60 - 80 yds
The 2.5 tip is the tip section of a 8.25ft stalking rod now. Lol

Anyway, i have seen a century Fo-cal rebuilt and it would out perform mostly of what people are talking about on the thread.
Absolute animals.

A mate who's a very big caster was casting the lads rods with a tail wind and having a conversation before the lead landed...and I ain't lying.

Rods can be one dimensional or multifunctional, however, everything is a compromise.👍
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   Old Thread  #20 14 Nov 2019 at 8.56pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Sorry i meant the flex has a better playing action than the torrix , the jury is out on the actual t.c on the aviators.
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   Old Thread  #19 14 Nov 2019 at 8.52pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I thought the flex was 3.2tc and was meant to be softer than the 3.25 torrix. Thatís what is says on the Harrison site and the aviator is 3.6 and slightly more powerful than the 3.25 . Either or mate Iím love my 13 3.5s
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   Old Thread  #18 14 Nov 2019 at 8.45pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thats right the flex is slightly more powerful than the 12ft torrix 3.25 with a lovely playing action , my favourite in the aviator range , just depends what you want , when steve first sent me the flex blanks they blew me away , i never thought the torrix could be bettered.
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   Old Thread  #17 14 Nov 2019 at 8.41pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve just read about the aviators on the Harrison webby and to be fair they are pretty much all called plus except the flex and te 🤷‍♂️
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   Old Thread  #16 14 Nov 2019 at 8.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Your rod builder gave you the wrong info . The aviator 13 ft plus was never a typo.
It is a beautiful blank which has an easy casting action capable of superb distances.
The t.e is a beast but is harder to compress , but in the right hands hits the horizon.
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   Old Thread  #15 14 Nov 2019 at 7.31pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I was told by my rod builder that the aviator 13í plus isnít actually a plus rod and was a typo on Harrisonís part. And the aviator 12.6 3.5 was the stepped up blank out of the aviator range. Until the aviator te came along ... make of that what you will but thatís how it was explained to me👍👎
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   Old Thread  #14 14 Nov 2019 at 7.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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If you've been looking at fma2 the treb lites may be worth a look.
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   Old Thread  #13 14 Nov 2019 at 7.17pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I'm not saying the guys are given bad advice. But as said Ive had a go with a set of Harrison rods. And not shore if I like them enough to spend the money on them
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   Old Thread  #12 14 Nov 2019 at 6.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ross - listen to the guys telling you Harrison Aviator plus 3.5. 13' They are giving you good advice. I've got a set - they are great rods.
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   Old Thread  #11 13 Nov 2019 at 7.10pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Just been looking at some century FMA rods on century web site. But seem very expensive.
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   Old Thread  #10 13 Nov 2019 at 5.19pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've had a go with the Harrison rods 3 and half test curve think thay just under 13 foot. Had a few fish on a set that my brother got. But I'm not shore if I like it.
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   Old Thread  #9 13 Nov 2019 at 4.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I found myself in a similar position early this year. My old rods were 12'6" 3.5lb Ballista ERs and I love those rods but wanted a more modern blank as a change. I went to Harrisons and had a feel of most blanks at 3lb TC and above, Aviator, Torrix and Acurix. I was advised before turning up I would most likely want a aviator. As it happens I plumped for a 3.25lb 13' Torrix, surprised myself. Had their 1st and so far only outing in France and I'm very happy with them.

My advice, get to a rod builder, or Harrisons and have a play 👍

Edit, not sure what happened there but the last sentence was, the Aviator might be for you.
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   Old Thread  #8 13 Nov 2019 at 4.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
The 13ft Harrison 3.5 aviator is the nearest compromise of a rod that can cast a lead a fairway. But still capable of being a really nice fishing rod. I was undecided what I wanted. But after chatting with a rod builder he thought the above rods were exactly what I was looking for. Was a bit apprehensive ( never had 3.5 , 13ftís before )but handed my money over as I trusted his judgement . So glad I did. I used the rods in France and had fish to 39lb. They were a joy to use . Never a players rod. But weíre capable of absorbing lunges at the net without fear of the hook pulling. Extremely happy with the way they cast. For me the perfect rod where a little bit more power is required without compromising them to much as a fishing rod
Paid £1050 for 3 with full cork and kigan hybrid guides from steve white custom rods
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