The original Hi-‘S’ Special Power Floats became the go-to float rod for targeting powerful specimens like Barbel, Tench and Chub. The 15ft Special Power Float was much sought after for the Trent when trotting for double figure barbel due to its ability to control these hard fighting fish. After a period of sporadic supply, Free Spirit are happy to say these rods are now available with the same powerful blanks and a bit of a make-over to bring them up to date. Additionally, there are two more models available: the 14ft three-piece Special Power and the 17ft four piece.
Using Japanese 40t Ultra Low Resin Carbon like the Hi-‘S’ Waggler rods, these float rods are extremely light to hold so are a joy to use all day. The carbon doesn’t soften perceptibly so will stay strong for many, many years with no change in action.
The ultra slim blanks are designed with specialist fishing in mind, hence the 12ft and 13ft models being made in two pieces and the 15ft in three pieces. This makes for better actions to control large fish in currents or under the rod top since we believe the action flows better through the blank and the power transmission is smoother.
Built with ‘A’ grade full rear cork handles and an EVA butt grip, a Fuji lock down seat and front screw down EVA and furnished with a combination of double and single leg ‘S’-Lite high stand-off guides to keep the line from ‘sticking’ to the blank when trotting. Free Spirit have removed the stainless steel for these revised builds to further reduce the weight of the rod by between 12% to nearly 20% over the previous design.
For those fishing smaller, more intimate rivers or when space is confined by bankside vegetation this 10ft model is especially useful when targeting hard fighting species like Chub and Barbel since the shorter length means greater leverage and less carbon for fish to bend in attempts to reach snags. These can also be used when fishing commercials for Carp with wagglers.
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.
- 40T low resin carbon.
- Perdurable blank finish.
- 2 Piece.
- Built rod weighs 118g approximately.
- Fuji KDPS/VSSM16 screw down reel seat with Eva front.
- Full rear cork handle with Eva butt grip.
- EVA butt cap
- Handle length 400mm.
- S-Lite Match rings.
- 10 rings total – Double leg stand off match Guides 12, 10mm on butt section – single leg match guides on tip 8,6,5,5,4,4,4 – 4mm match style tip ring.
- Discreet Logo tipped in Hi-s Blue tipping’s.
- Supplied in nylon sleeve.
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