Perch on Hearty Rise Rock n Force
HTO Hearty Rise Rock n Force Rod
HTO Rock n Force Perch
Heads up! For 2016, HTO has collaborated with premium rod manufacturer Hearty Rise, bringing in a range of high-end rods from their ‘Rock n Force’ range.

When I say high-end, I really mean it. You’re going to have to hold your breath for the price, but these are all-out, no-expense-spared, hyper rods. We’re talking premium, high carbon blanks with crisp, extra fast actions (both solid and tubular), Fuji titanium SiCs, Fuji skeleton seat, etc. The 5g model weighs in at a jaw-dropping 65 grams :0o

I was lucky enough to share a few hours with the 1.5-14g when we were looking at the range and it was a very sad day when I had to give it back. Extremely tight blank. I was throwing my normal 1g, 1-inch perch jigs and it still had sensitivity, despite having a huge amount of power in reserve. Ordinarily, it wouldn’t be the model I would choose for that job, but it was a good test for sensitivity. First thought was it would make an epic Zander rod. Light and sensitive, but with the power to set every hook-hold and handle that fish of a lifetime when she comes along.

I’ve been using Hearty Rise rods since 2012 (Dan longer than that) and I’m a big fan. My Bassforce UL and Dan’s original Top Gun have seen some serious action over the years and I’m more than comfortable with recommending these rods.