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Free Spirit Hi-S'ive ER Carp Rod 12ft 3.5-5oz - 2012 (50mm)

Free Spirit Hi-'S'ive ER Carp Rod 12ft 3.5-5oz - (50mm)

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Quantity 2+ 3+ 4+
Price £470.25 £445.50 £445.50

Needing little introduction the range of Hi-'S carp rods have become iconic. Utilising the very best quality Japanese low resin 40t carbon and adding an attractive 1k weave these rods have been incredibly popular since their release.
Blanks are very slim, light but powerful aiding poor casters and the more capable alike. Since the tip diameter is very slim these actions are semi-fast with stiffer mid to butt sections - this makes the end of the top section lighter so aiding the recovery following the unloading of the blank during casting. This lack of tip bounce makes for more accurate cast and longer distances since friction is reduced. It also makes the tip ultra-responsive thus aiding fish playing.
Lowering the resin content combined with using the best quality Japanese carbons means the resin pockets are much smaller and better dispersed through the blank making it virtually immune to the softening process common in rods made with inferior carbons.

The blanks are finished in a 1k weave for the length of the rod and are precision ground to take weight out of the very tip since this carbon is heavier than the main blank material. As is usual with Free Spirit rods they don't add any paint or lacquer and call this their 'Perdurable' finish making the rod look good for many years.
Complementing the blank material Free Spirit fit a Hi-S Clone reel seat made from the same carbon as the rod and this transmits more feel through the blank to aid leading about and finding features or avoiding weed and debris.

These rods are hand built in the UK to exacting standards of Free Spirit with full custom build available. Free Spirit also offer standard builds in Full Cork, Full EVA and Full Shrink.

There are two Hi-'S'ive 12ft rods. The original 'ive is stiffer in the tip and makes an excellent long range bag rod. Free Spirit felt that the range was missing a rod with action more akin to the 13ft Hi-'S'ive which is softer and more responsive in the upper part of the top section. This helps with casting smaller leads and also with the use of lighter lines to gain maximum distance. The result was the addition of the Hi-'S'ive 12ft ER to the range - 'ER' standing for Extra Responsive.
For the Free Spirit Hi-S'ive ER Black Edition Carp Rod (TB Special) 12ft 3.5-5oz - (50mm) - Abbreviated Handle see product code 23158.
Discounts are available for multiple purchases.

Additional Zig Piece available see product code 16361.

  • Ultra slim, extra high modulus, 40T low resin carbon blank.
  • Blank weight 240g.
  • Built rod weight 372g.
  • Perdurable blank finish.
  • Abbreviated Handle.
  • Handle Length 495mm.
  • Hi-S Clone seat with a 1k weave that matches the blank.
  • Blue isotope.
  • Stainless steel collars.
  • Shrink rubber/EVA hybrid butt grip.
  • Stainless steel pointed butt cap.
  • Free Spirit RSL Gunsmoke 3 leg guides.
  • Ring sizes (mm): 50,40,30,20,16, and 16mm RSLT tip guide.
  • Discreet Logo with Metallic blue tipping in front of the reel seat.
  • Supplied in a rod sleeve.
  • This rod can be customised to your requirements in our in store Rod Building Workshop - Please contact us for details.

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