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.
Receive 5% discount when purchasing 2 rods or 10% discount when purchasing 3 or more rods. Please note the discount is applied when the rods are added to your cart.
This item is available to order only. We will order it for you as soon as possible. Any other items on your order will be held until the order is complete.
Additional Extension Piece available see product code 16354.
- Ultra slim, extra high modulus, 40T low resin carbon blank.
- Perdurable blank finish.
- Blank weight 252g.
- Built rod weighs 373g.
- Abbreviated Handle.
- Handle length 495mm.
- Hi-S Clone seat with a 1k weave.
- Blue isotope fitted in reel seat.
- Stainless steel collars.
- Stainless steel pointed butt cap.
- Free Spirit S-Lite RSL Gunsmoke 3 leg guides.
- Ring sizes (mm): 50,40, 30, 20, 16 and 16mm Kigan anti frap 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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