The Free Spirit Philosophy
Although Free Spirit have expanded their product range considerably you will still find many of the same robust products featured here. This is because Free Spirit pride themselves in making the best product they can, thoroughly prototyping and testing them for months or even years before they launch, ensuring they stand the test of time.
The Hi-S Range
The Hi-'S' rods are fast or semi-fast actions utilising perhaps the best Japanese carbon available. These rods have a Low Resin 40t with a 1k weave in 24t giving them an attractive finish. Benefits are very slim, lightweight but stiff blanks, which have crisp responsive actions. They will 'assist' the average caster and good caster alike, as they have a very fast tip recovery, but are still relatively soft to aid fish playing. The range features the 'Perdurable' blank finish for a lifetime of service and good looks. Free Spirit use this material for carp, specialist and specialist float rods. The range is hand built in the U.K.
The E-Class Range
This new range utilises our experience of blank design to bring you very slim blanks with semi-fast and progressive actions, but at a more modest price. Free Spirit use very high modulus 40t carbon from Korea to give the best blank performance we can for the money. This range also features the ''Perdurable' (lifetime) blank finish. The rods are imported ready built, but can also be hand built in the U.K. to specific requirements at a small extra cost. We offer this material for carp, specialist, specialist float and stalking rods.
The S-Lite Range
These rods can cast huge distances, and in use, the power of the blank can be felt, as can the recovery speed, all aided by the thin blank and light tip. The casting versions of the ‘S’-Lite range uses the ‘ive’ name for both the 12ft and 13ft rods, and this is because the performance falls close to that of the Hi-’S’ives, but at a significantly reduced price.
As ever with rods from this stable, the finish and looks are impeccable, complemented by the weave and perdurable finish. The 40T low-resin ultra-slim blank is set off by the addition of a new Fuji reel seat – TVSM17 – which really looks awesome with open sides, and it feels superb when you grip it. A carbon sleeve of the same material as the blank is fitted to help transmission through the seat to the hand, so reading the drop is easy. The rings have black frames to match the blank, and all fittings are stainless steel for durability.
The CTX Range
The Outstanding New CTX Range - Free Spirit are very proud of what they have achieved with the new CTX range of carp rods covering every possibility from small water with the 2 ½'s to extreme range with the S.U. models. 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.