Blacky’s Blog

This is my blog covering the commissions were currently working on, updates from the workshop and new components and blanks

Titanium Trebuchets

Here is a lovely set of Harrison trebuchet Lights in 13ft, the go to long distance tool! This set are a little different using the Alps rubberised finish seats in the CAH model which has small silver trims around the front and rear hood. These are a very nice seat...

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Aviator Superlights!

This set of 13′ Harrison Aviator Plus’ are fantastic, and are as light as is possible! This set are specced with the super light titanium minima guides in 50mm, double legged the whole day through finished with a fuji T-MNST 16mm tip. Alps ARD Waveform...

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The Ultimate Trebuchet’s!

A recently completed set of rods, and i was given only one objective, money no object best spec set of Harrison Advanced Rods Trebuchet lights available, and I think its safe to say we achieved that! The design brief was pretty simple, must have a full cork handle and...

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Titanium Torzite Harrison Aviator Plus’

A recently finished set of Harrison Aviator Plus 12ft rods that have a beautiful spec, and made an amazingly lightweight set of rods. 12ft Harrison Aviator Plus blanks 3lb 6oz test curve fitted with full super A grade cork and finished with a marine grade stainless...

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Harrison Torrix TE Build

A recently completed set of Harrison Torrix 12ft 6″ TE’s build with full X weave Shrink with a flared end for comfort and grip, Alps CAH-LX window seats with gloss 1k carbon inner visible through the windows, trimmed with a slim Duplon fore-grip and black...

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Blackys Social at Holme Fen

My good friend Ash and i went to Holme Fen the second week of April for a 3 day session and had a bit of a blinder of a session with both of us returning with new PB’s! I fished a swim called the pump hole which was a small snaggy bay fringed with trees, some...

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A Cracking Week of Angling!

A fantastic week this week for me personally in my own angling, using the Harrison Aviator plus fishing at 112 yards range managed to smash my PB that I’ve held for over 5 years! Fishing at that range to a very small hard spot too a great degree of accuracy, but...

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Shimano TX9 Custom Rebuilds

A cracking picture sent in by Blacky’s customer Keith who recently had us overhaul a set of the new to the market Shimano TX9’s so they were to his spec and complete one offs! Keith ordered the rods and having had me build him three sets of rods...

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Harrison Aviator Plus 13′ Build

Been a busy day in the workshop today finishing off a lovely set of Harrison Aviator Plus 13′ rods. These have quite a stealthy look to them but very subtly detailed with a dark blue metallic tipping throughout the rod. Off to resin next, three coats and the...

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