HRF – Hard Rock Fishing Rods

I have a variety of blanks to build your personalised rod on from either Japanese blanks to Century’s well known Vectura blanks. These blanks  are capable of playing (or bullying fish) out of their rocky residence.

Century blanks

Century Vectura 7' 7" lure rod

  • Available as two equal sections or staggered tip.

  • Casting weight of 5-28grams.

  • Recommended line - 0.6PE-2.0PE / 6-14lb flurocarbon (10lb optimum).

  • Padded rod case with all rods.

This is a bit more specialist but perhaps the best choice if dealing with windy coastlines, kelp bottoms, proper big boulders or dense matted weeds like japweed and bootlace weeds. It will of course work well with all the methods described per the 7’ 3” model but, this rod has more initial power availability making it great for work in weed beds and around boulders. It moves line very quickly and has a stiffer tip than the 7’ 3”. This in turn makes it the ideal choice for jerk style hard minnows and a multitude of hard lures.

This rod will cast a good ounce of lead and this, along with the slightly stiffer tip makes it ideal for the Carolina rig (weight inline with the lure but, the lure carries no weight itself). This means that on those super windy days, you can keep contact with the weight but the fish can still pick up a weightless lure.

This rod excels at flipping. (Flipping has become a devastating close range method where a lure is lowered down behind some kind of structure or in to cover) The reel’s bail is engaged as wrasse and bass can hit so very hard that you need a strong, powerful rod but, still with very good bite detection.

An excellent vertical jigging rod for both jighead/soft lure and metals from the boat and kayak. The Staggered tip is recommended for Kayak and Boat where the mid section spigot is removed from the equation. The 7’7″ was designed to move the right amount of line on a strike, move around the bow and stern of a kayak and to give enough tip out of the water when skishing.

 

Century Vectura 7' 3" lure rod

  • Available as two equal sections or staggered tip.

  • Casting weight of 3.5-25grams.

  • Recommended line - 0.6PE-1.5PE / 6-12lb flurocarbon (7.5lb optimum).

  • Padded rod case with all rods.

This is best suited to Texas rigging, weightless worm and presentations in clean to fairly heavy ground across a wide weight and line range. It will handle plugs to the rated specification with ease but is more in tune with crank-baits rod and minnow’s up to around 145mm. It has incredible balance that will work with reels in the 2000 – 3000 without modification and can handle pitching, flipping and overhead casting styles with ease. The rods are counter balanced with the fulcrum point based around the reel stem or, just in front. This is the do it all rod for Bass, Wrasse and a multitude of species from boat, kayak, skishing (wetsuit fishing) and shore.

The Staggered tip is recommended for Kayak and Boat where the mid section spigot is removed from the equation. The 7'3″ was designed to move the right amount of line on a strike, move around the bow and stern of a kayak and to give enough tip out of the water when skishing.

Bite detection is electric and the power in the rod completely seamless no matter the fish size. Bass to over 10lb and wrasse to over 6lb have been taken on this model.


Japanese blanks

 

HRF 7'6" (5-25g)

Length 7'6" / 2 piece put over butt joint / Lure rating 5-25 grams Max / Line rating 16lb Max / Fast action.
A lighter class HRF rod which will give full enjoyment of a fight with a Japanese regular fast action.

 

HRF 7'6" (8-28G)

Length 7'6" / 2 piece put over butt joint / Lure rating 8-28 grams Max / Line rating 25lb Max / Fast action.
The middle class of these Japanese blanks stepping up from the first blank with a higher lure rating and line class.

 

HRF 7'6" (10-35G)

Length 7'6" / 2 piece put over butt joint / Lure rating 10-35 grams Max / Line rating 30lb Max / Fast action.
The heaviest blank in the range that will virtually tame all the UK rockfish.

 

All 3 of the Japanese blanks above have a butt joint (staggered tip). Other blanks are available in the standard 2 piece equal section blanks, please contact me for further details if the blanks you require are not listed.