Harrison Torrix Spod Rod Review

Last Updated on 16 February 2024 by James Bevan

How It Scores

9.1

OVERALL RATING

Build Quality9.5
Casting Ability9.5
Weight & Balance9.5
Value For Money8.0
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Quick Summary:

The Torrix spod rod scored an overall rating of 9.1 in testing which makes it one of the best spod rods on the market.

The rod is best suited for carp anglers looking for a real premium spod rod that uses the best materials in order to achieve maximum distance and accuracy.

The rod’s biggest strength is its build quality alongside its perfect balance.

The rod’s biggest weakness is that it is an expensive piece of kit

Read on to find out more information on all you need to know


Features & Specifications Summary:

Available in a 12 foot length
Test Curve of 4.5lb
50mm butt ring
Built to the same spec as the Torrix rods
Capable of mega distances
Ideal for just about all spod work

Video Showing The Harrison Torrix Range Of Rods:


How This Rod Compares Against Its Competition:

NameOverall RatingPrice
Daiwa Infinity X45 Spod Rod9.3from £324.99
Century Stealth Graphene Spod Rod9from £498.99
Daiwa Black Widow XT Spod Rod8from £54.99
Fox EOS Pro Spod Rod7.4from £69.99
Sonik Xtractor Spod Rod7.6from £53.00
Shimano TX A Spod Rod8.8from £79.99
Nash Dot Spod Rod8.6from £169.99
Trakker Propel Spod Rod8.9from £167.99
Harrison Torrix Spod Rod9.1from £369.00
Onyx Quickdraw Spod Rod7.3from £49.99
Daiwa Emcast Spod Rod8.3from £59.00
Fox Horizon X3 Spod & Marker Rod8.1from £89.99

How The Rod Compares To The Averages:

Torrix Spod Rod9.1
All Spod Rods8.4
All Premium Spod Rods9.0

The Rods Features Up Close:

The handle

Harrison Torrix Spod Rod Review - handle

The Torrix spod rod standard model comes with a shortened, streamlined handle equipped with a 5-inch EVA shrink rubber grip. Its ergonomic design and balance not only feels comfortable in the hand but also perform efficiently when wet.

Aesthetic appeal is ensured by a sleek stainless steel butt cap, which complements the other stainless steel accents on the rod nicely.

There are also custom handle options available for the Torrix, such as abbreviated shrink, full shrink, full duplon, full cork, and full camo EVA.

The reel seat

Harrison Torrix Spod Rod Review -  Reel Seat

The Torrix spod rod comes features an 18mm Fuji DPS reel seat that, for me, offered a firm and secure positioning of your spod reel even through long and intense spodding sessions.

The seat features a refined silver thread finish that harmoniously pairs with the stainless steel butt cap and collars of the Torrix.
One of the unique features of the Torrix is that it is fully customisable and the reel seat forms part of this.

Options include DPS gloss black, DPS bright, DPS soft touch, 1k carbon black, ALPS centralock CAH, ALPS waveform ARD, ALPS AWF, and DPS matte black.

The eyes/guides

Harrison Torrix Spod Rod Review -  Eyes

The Torrix spod rod comes with a 50 mm-sized butt ring and can be ordered in a variety of materials, though Kigan 3D guides are standard.

Kigan 3D guides are sturdy and of excellent quality and really allow the line to glide when cast. The anti-tangle tip and 50mm ring set also do a great job of preventing line frap.

Other materials available for the rod’s eyes in the customisable options included: Vortex air 40mm & 50mm, Ti forged AIR 50mm, Ti forged Nano Light 50mm and the excellent Ti forged titanium.

The blank

Harrison Torrix Spod Rod Review -  Blank

The Torrix spod rod comes with a stylish, high-modulus 1k carbon blank that’s finished in woven fabric. Even though it’s a pricier choice, 1k carbon is favoured because it adds durability without unnecessary weight to the rod.

While the blank can’t be altered, you’re given the freedom to select the trim color on it.

You can choose from black, silver, gold, metallic blue, metallic green, metallic red, flat red, grey, and white.


The Pros & Cons Of The Product

Pros

  • Excellent build quality (assembled in the UK)
  • Hardy, Fuji reel seat
  • Available both in custom and factory builds
  • Lightweight thanks to its high-modulus carbon blank
  • 50mm butt guide maximising casting distance
  • The semi-fast action really helps with casting heavy spods a long way.

Cons

  • Only available in one version (12ft with a 4.5lb test curve)
  • One of the more expensive spods on the market

ETackle’s Thoughts & Opinions:

I’ve spent plenty of time with the Harrison Torrix Spod Rod, and believe me, it’s a beauty. It doesn’t just look good, it’s got substance to back up its style, clocking in a mighty fine 9.1 in my review. But let’s not beat around the bush, let’s break it down.

Off the bat, the rod’s made to handle the long haul. The handle, wrapped in a snug 5-inch EVA shrink rubber, is comfy as anything. The reel seat is a Fuji DPS, 18mm no less, and it’s sturdy enough to hold its own in those intense spodding bouts.

And the Kigan 3D guides and the 1k carbon blank? Quality through and through. The customisation options were a real treat. Being able to tweak things to my own style was a big plus.

But it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. The Torrix only comes in one size, a 12ft with a 4.5lb test curve. Bit of a bummer for those of us who like a little more variety. Plus, the price tag’s a tad steep. That might be a sticking point for the budget-conscious among us or the newbies.

Here’s the bottom line: The Harrison Torrix Spod Rod is a real piece of work—in the best way possible. Yes, the Daiwa Infinity X45 Spod Rod edges it out slightly, but the Torrix packs a serious punch in terms of build, customisability, and casting power. This isn’t just a rod, it’s a trusty companion, and I’ve had a blast putting it through its paces.
James Bevan

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How This Rod Has Been Reviewed

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