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The Hi-’S’ Barbel
& Specialist Rods

The Launcher Spod Rod Photo

Model Code Reel seat Guides-S-LitesT
Hi-'S' Specialist 11' Small Water HSS352 1k Clone Seat/isotope 25/20/16/12/12/10/10/8/8 & 8 tip
Hi-'S' Specialist 12' Stepped-Up HSS353 1k Clone Seat/isotope 25/20/16/12/12/10/10/10/8/8 & 8 tip
Hi-'S' Special Power Float - 12' HSS354* 1kClone Seat/isotope 12 Stand-Off Guides
Hi-'S' Special Power Float - 13' HSS403* 1kClone Seat/isotope 12 Stand-Off Guides
Hi-'S' Special Power Float - 15' HSS425** 1kClone Seat/isotope 13 Stand-Off Guides
Hi-'S' Specialist 12' Big Water HSS440 1kClone Seat/isotope 25/20/16/12/12/10/10/10/8/8 & 8 tip

* Two piece rod ** Three piece rod
All the above can be built with full EVA or full shrink.

Utilising our ultra high modulus (40t) Low Resin Carbon the Hi-'S' Specialist range are incredibly slim and light for their given power. Designed to cope with the demanding needs of the modern specialist angler these rods can be held all day if necessary. The material used helps 'transmit' more feeling through the blank and the addition of our Clone seat, made of the same material as the rod, further aids this sensation. These rods are also finished with our 'Perdurable' blank technology.

The Hi-'S' Specialists feature a small water rod ideally suited for chub and roach, whilst the 'Stepped-Up' Specialist will cope with everything from specimen tench, bream and big barbel.The Hi-'S' Special Power Floats are designed with big fish in mind being suitable for chub, barbel and big roach on the river or match carp. The 12' and 13' float rods are designed as two-piece since we believe the action flows better through the blank and the power transmission is smoother, whilst the 15' is a three-piece.

Barbel & Specialist Rods

Shaun Harrison Photo

Although Free Spirit has primarily been associated with carp rods we have also been producing Barbel and Specialist rods for many years now.

These have not been promoted heavily in the past due to bottlenecks in our production capacity – the priority has generally been given to keeping up with the demand for our carp rod ranges. With significant investment in additional build capacity we can now offer the same level of service on our range of Barbel and Specialist Rods.

“Most know me for my carp fishing exploits but I also like to get out fishing for many other species. The 12 ft Hi-'S' Specialist has got to be one of the most versatile rods I have used. Great fun with chub, but also coping admirably with double figure barbel in a flood. I love them”!

Shaun Harrison