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The Formidable 'E'- Class Carp Rods

E'- Class Carp Rod Photo

Launched in 2005 and an instant success, these rods have received rave reviews. Our goal was simply to take the technology used on the Hi-‘S’ and ‘S’ Ranges and apply it to a range at a mid price point giving more anglers a chance to use Free Spirit rods.

Model Code Reel seat Guides-S-LitesT
'E'-Class 12' 2½lb REC281 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 12' 2¾lb REC282 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 12' 3¼lb REC383 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 12' 3¼lb-50mm REC383-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
'E'-Class 12' 3½lb REC284-40 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 12' 3½lb-50mm REC284-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
'E'-Class 12' 3¾lb-50mm REC385-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
'E'-Class 12'6" 3¼lb REC483 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 12'6" 3¼lb-50mm REC483-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
'E'-Class 12'6" 3½lb-50mm REC497-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
'E'-Class 13' 3½lb REC484-40 EPS-18/isotope slot 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
'E'-Class 13' 3½lb-50mm REC484-50 EPS-18/isotope slot 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip

These rods can be hand built in the U.K. for a small additional cost. Isotopes also available separately.

 

'E'- Class Carp Rods

We use very high modulus 40t carbons to give smooth, crisp actions, slim diameters and good weight and feel. The rods feature a unique 3k weave with 'Perdurable' finish meaning we do not cover the carbon with paints and lacquers to conceal any imperfections but rather ensure the blanks are finished and precision ground so you can admire the quality of material and finish. This also makes them very durable and immune from the usual scratches, dints and bleaching of other rods – looking good for years to come.

There is a choice of 5 test curves from 2 ½lb to the extreme range 3 ¾lb – all finished with S-Lite guides, our own EPS-18 reel seat in anodised aluminium (fits all Big Pits) and with a shrink rubber butt grip these rods have set new standards in quality and value for money. To match the carp rods are ranges of Spod and Marker rods, stalking rods and a landing net made with the same 3k finish.

 

 
Marc Coulson Photo

Marc Coulson
Total Carp Editor

We can do no better than quote recent reviews from Crafty Carper's Top Gear Review and Total Carp's Total Tackle Special.

"These highly impressive carp rods have just arrived at the office and all the team are amazed at just how slim the blanks are: they really do have to be seen to be believed. The 'E'-Class rods have been on the market since early July and have been a huge success, they really do represent value for money and no one at the Crafty team can understand how rods that are this impressive can be sold so cheaply." Crafty Carper

"Free Spirit is recognised as one of the best makers of carp rods out there. These bespoke carp fishing wands do, however, come at a price and are outside the budget of many carp anglers. Enter the 'E'-Class – a brand new range of rods made in high quality, ultra slim, carbon blanks with the usual Free Spirit mark of quality and an innovative new EPS-18 reel seat which looks very sexy and is ultra secure. What separates these rods from the rest of the Free Spirit range and beyond is their price.

There are several models in the range, catering for everybody from the small-water, small fish angler to the out-and-out distance caster. If you are looking to change your rods, but want quality at an affordable price and rods that will perform as well as look great on your banksticks, you have to check the 'E'-Class range out." Total Carp