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    Default Harrison blanks.

    Hi all,
    are these blanks any good as i'm thinking of getting one for my first build.

    regards Gary

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    In a word yes.......

    ... I have a couple of 6/7 weights that were made for me by a friend and they are excellent all round rods.

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    Hi Gary.
    What size/weight are you interested in?
    I've got one ot two built on Harrison blanks, including the Lorhic and CLF versions.
    I find the longer rods feel a bit tip heavy, but they seem to suit some folk. The lighter rods are excellent.
    I'll bung them in the car and bring them up to Venachar if you like so you can give them a try. Just PM me if you're interested.
    Cheers
    Ian D

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4gg13
    Hi all,
    are these blanks any good as i'm thinking of getting one for my first build.

    regards Gary
    Hi They should be all the early design input was done by David Norwich just across the water from you. Have a look at his HMG blanks they are considerably better than Harrison or if you can afford it go for an EV2. You won't get anything better.
    www.davidnorwich.com
    Grant.

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    I done a 5wt on a harrison blank ,and i love it, better than my sage alright the sage is a 10ft 7/8 Dont think much of harrisons customer service though, emailed them twice ,never got a reply
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    Quote Originally Posted by snaggit
    I done a 5wt on a harrison blank ,and i love it, better than my sage alright the sage is a 10ft 7/8 Dont think much of harrisons customer service though, emailed them twice ,never got a reply
    Always a problem! **** after sales service. No replies to emails drives me nuts. Why do they do it? It only drives the customer away next time they are thinking of buying again. It's so short siighted of them.
    I've allready plugged David Norwich blanks and I have had rods from him too. He has always replied to any technical queries about building these promptly and with enthusiasm. He even phone me twice! How many tackle manufactures take the trouble to do that in this country?
    Grant.

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    As per advice above i phoned David Norwich today for a quote for a rod kit for me to build.
    What a very pleasant and helpful guy.

    regards Gary

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    Yes

    They are good. Very very very good !

    My Peregrine nymphing rod is built from a Harrison blank, very good.

    Bill
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    Quote Originally Posted by SafeAsMilk
    Always a problem! **** after sales service. No replies to emails drives me nuts. Why do they do it? It only drives the customer away next time they are thinking of buying again. It's so short siighted of them.
    I've allready plugged David Norwich blanks and I have had rods from him too. He has always replied to any technical queries about building these promptly and with enthusiasm. He even phone me twice! How many tackle manufactures take the trouble to do that in this country?
    Grant.
    I think you'll find that Harrison will only deal with trade. They seem to bend over backwards to help the likes of Guides n Blanks (Hopkins & Holloway) http://www.guidesnblanks.com/index.php and you'll get a very quick response to any queries if you deal through them.

    I haven't used any Harrison Fly blanks but I've built four rods using their coarse fishing blanks and they are superb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanH
    I think you'll find that Harrison will only deal with trade. They seem to bend over backwards to help the likes of Guides n Blanks (Hopkins & Holloway) http://www.guidesnblanks.com/index.php and you'll get a very quick response to any queries if you deal through them.

    I haven't used any Harrison Fly blanks but I've built four rods using their coarse fishing blanks and they are superb.
    How does that work then if you have a query on the blank? ring spacing or some technical and Harrisons in liverpool can't be bothered to reply?
    Hardly instils confidence in buying the product no matter how good the blanks are if the manufacturer won't respond!
    I can and have emailed Scientific Anglers in the U.S. and asked about some lines I was interested in, and got a reply within 24 hours and they don't deal direct with the public either.
    Grant.

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