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    Can anyone help, I currently have a set of 12 ft torrix in 3.5 and find them a tiny bit stiff for my fishing.

    I have been offered a set of torrix TE in 12.6 but I'm not sure what these rods are like. Any one give me any info? What TC are they please

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy12345 View Post
    Can anyone help, I currently have a set of 12 ft torrix in 3.5 and find them a tiny bit stiff for my fishing.

    I have been offered a set of torrix TE in 12.6 but I'm not sure what these rods are like. Any one give me any info? What TC are they please

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    The test curve is, or at least is very close to 3lb 6oz.

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    was told the test curve is 3.4. have played doubles upwards on them without any issues . really like mine. only 12 foot though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muscle20 View Post
    was told the test curve is 3.4. have played doubles upwards on them without any issues . really like mine. only 12 foot though.
    Mine are 12' 6" TE 3lb 6oz TC

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    The 12.6 TE is 3.4 Lb TC this equates to 3lb and 6.4oz where as a 3.5tC rod is 3lb and 8oz

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    So softer or stiffer blank? Lol

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    The TE should be notable softer due to the extra 1/2 foot.

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    Sound thanks

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    The 12.6 te is notably softer in the tip section than your 12' 3.5 i had a set of the te's and had them side by side in the harrison factory. I have also used a set of the 12' te's which imo are not as nice to play fish on as the 12.6 te's

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    Andy
    The history of the TE design is that we started with a 3.25 blank and
    tweaked it a little making the tip a little faster action so that it is a
    little stiffer overall than the 3.25 and the action is more "Tippy" .

    The result is that using traditional methods of measuring test curve, there
    is very little difference from the 3.25, not enough to call it a 3.5, but if
    you measure how much the rod deflects under a 1kg load in a jig, the TE is
    more powerful. We think the best way to describe this is 3 1/4 plus. Some of
    our dealers tend to interpret that as 3.5, though if you already have 3.5
    you will find the TE is not quite as powerful. I know it is all confusing
    but there is no agreed scientific method of measuring rods that allows a
    complete comparison of both action and power.

    If you currently have 3 1/2's and want more power. I would consider going up
    to the Trebuchet lights.

    That said, the TE have a different feel to the 3 1/2 and I find them more
    accurate and easier to load, though ultimately will not necessarily get you
    any further.

    Just now our big seller is the 13' Aviator which is 3 1/2, easy to compress
    and capable of some good distances and I thibnk would be a step up from 12'
    Torrix 3.5, though the 12' version would not.

    Hope this helps a bit.

    Steve Harrison
    Managing Director
    Harrison Rods

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    From the horses mouth

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