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A complex manufacturing process integrates 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero degrees for added strength, then further wrapping with 3mm bi-axis carbon tape at 45 degrees produces extremely strong yet ultra-light and slim blanks.
In addition to a much improved power to weight ratio of...
The new Free Spirit CTX range of carp rods covers every possibility. Unrivalved performance and value for money!!!
A complex manufacturing process integrates 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero degrees for added strength, then further wrapping with 3mm bi-axis carbon tape at 45 degrees p...
Utilising ultra high quality Japanese Low Resin 40t Carbon and with an attractive 1k weave these rods have been incredibly popular since their release despite us never advertising them. Significantly reducing the resin content makes these blanks slimmer, lighter yet more powerful than those made out of conventional carbon aiding poor casters a...
The Free Spirit Hi 'S' has a very Low Resin content which radically reduces the softening process keeping the rods in test for much longer. Combined with the 'Perdurable' blank finish they will look good and perform well for many years. Since the tips are very slim the action of these rods are semi-fast with stiffer mid and butt sections.
Free Spirit Hi 'S' ive is possibly the most advanced carbon technology ever to be used on a rod blank. Developed for anglers who require extra casting capability while still maintaining a nice playing action.
The Hi-Sive are the casting tools of the range and will require a good casting technique. The Hi-S 200 was developed with help from Mark H...
Sonik Xtractor 2 Rod Carp Kits,
Full set includes 2x XTRACTOR Rods, 2x XTRACTOR 5000 reels and 1x VADERX 2 piece 42 net. Another brand new innovation from Sonik is the introduction of four new XTRACTOR 2 rod carp kits. Available now, the new kits comprise of 2 x XTRACTOR slim shrink retractable-butt rods together with 2x XTRACTOR 5000 size reels...
The new 'E'-Class range has been updated cosmetically to be instantly recognisable as a Free Spirit Rod. The Carbon Clone seat with Isotope slot matches the blank, Tipping colour is now gold to differentiate these whilst the blank has been kept the same as before for matching up purposes. Features:
Perdurable blank finish
40T carbon weave
The CTX compact carp rods are built to the same exacting standards as the longer rods with options of abbreviated, full cork and full EVA. Both 10’ models are available with 30mm or 40mm butt guides.
A complex manufacturing process integrates Japanese 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero d...
The Sonik Vader X RS Carp Rods offer carp anglers a sleek black armoured blank finish. The updated series sports a super-light M-SERIES which gives the rod tip phenomenal recovery speed for even better crisp and accurate casting.
Slim, lightweight sleek black armoured carbon blank
Progressive casting action with superfast tip recovery
Sonik Xtractor Carp Rods are available in two 9ft and 10ft models with test curves ranging from 2.75lb to 3.5lb. Pack down lengths of 44” and 50”. The super-slim matt black, part-telescopic carbon fibre blanks have plenty of reserve power in the butt section and a fast tip recovery to give surprising performance whether casting or playing large ...
This blank has been developed in conjunction with record holding distance caster Terry Edmonds. Built by our own rod builder, these rods deature:
Full cork handles
Subtle Bankside branding with silver and purple whipping above reel seat
Fuji reel seat
Stainless Coned Butt Capp
These rods are capable of monster distances in the ...
Fox Explorer Rods
Built on the Horizon X3 blank but with a unique retractable butt feature that allows them to be fished at two different lengths
The retracted butt section can be locked into two different positions meaning that all models can be fished at either 8ft or 10ft allowing you to effortless change the length of your rod to suit the a...
Lightweight blanks designed specifically for stalking at close quarters and short range fishing, especially suited to the travel light, mobile angler.
Powerful enough for hit and hold situations and to bully fish away from snags. At the same time, they have enough balanced flexibility to act as the perfect shock absorber and help avoid hook pul...
Free Spirit offer rods to cover all types of stalking and floater fishing from 6' Tree Creepers, specialist rods for Boat Carping and dedicated surface fishing tools. The Hi-'S' and E-Class ranges are faster in action and feature very soft, responsive tips whilst the 'S' Range is more parabolic for those who prefer the more traditional action.
The 'E' Class Bank Creeper 10' SU has an effective test curve around 3lb and with its soft tip easily handles the lunges of big fish but also has the power to handle any fishing situation.
The use of 40t carbon insures blanks are light in weight yet powerful and responsive and with the 'Perdurable' blank finish will last a lifetime. All models a...
Thinking Anglers Rod Lead Straps, The straps are longer than most on the market. These straps will hold your lead and both sections of your rod. 3 per packet.
The straps are longer than most on the market
Will hold your lead and both sections of your rod
3 per packet
Manufactured from soft neoprene, the Fox Rod and Lead Bands are ideal for securing your rods with your leads whilst they are in storage or in transit. If you’re like us, then you’ll like to have your rods set up and ready to go before you head down to the bank.
Soft Neoprene rod bands with Velcro closure
Keep leads and rods protected in transit
Built by our in house rod builder, the Free Spirit XS are the perfect players rod and combine a super slim responsive blank with top quality fittings.
The Free Spirit XS rods have such a following and reputation with blanks that are slim and light with semi-progressive curves that suit anglers liking a rod with more feel for fish playing. All...
Free Spirit are always keen to test out new technologies in rod design and in the last 18 months or so one has particularly stood out. The material in question allowed Free Spirit to build very strong slim blanks yet with very efficient recovery that were reminiscent of the now legendary Hi 'S' Range.
The new 'S' Lite range of rods have been rig...