CTX Carp Rods
CTX Carp Rods
CTX Carp Rods
CTX Carp Rods
CTX Carp Rods

CTX Carp Rods

Code: RCTXM

We are very proud of what we have achieved with the CTX range of carp rods covering every possibility from small water with the 2½’s to extreme range with the S.U. models and shorter rods for smaller waters (see separate menu). A complex manufacturing process integrates Japanese 40t and 30t carbons with resin content below 25%. Wrapping alternately at 90 degrees and zero degrees for added strength, then further wrapping with 3mm bi-axis carbon tape at 45 degrees produces extremely strong yet ultra-light and slim blanks. As with all of Free Spirit’s carp rods the blanks feature overfit joints since we believe this allows the rod to bend more effectively with hollow to hollow section.

In addition to a much improved power to weight ratio of a blank at this price, a further advantage of this multi-layer structure is the accuracy of casting as the blank is less prone to twisting and the effect of bias. We are known for our distance casting rods and have proven during testing that the blank construction has produced rods with extreme casting abilities and great recovery. Cosmetically the ‘X’-Tape runs the length of the blank and gives it a very attractive and distinctive matt finish – free from paint or lacquer – so resisting the bleaching effects of the sun. The new matt tape also helps to prevent ‘flash’ of the rod that could spook wary fish.

Furnished with Fuji DPS reel seats, stainless steel collars and butt cap and ‘S’-Lite guides with both 40mm and 50mm abbreviated and full cork models making them perform and look fantastic for many years to come and….. they won’t break the bank. This outstanding rod range has now won a number of high profile magazine awards that we are very proud of.

CTX Abbreviated

Model Rod g Code Reel seat Guides
CTX 12’ 2½lb 263g RCTXM533 Fuji DPS-M18 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
CTX 12’ 2¾lb 290g RCTXM534 Fuji DPS-M18 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
CTX 12’ 3lb 296g RCTXM572 Fuji DPS-M18 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip
CTX 12’ 3lb-50mm 313g RCTXM572-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 3¼lb 313g RCTXM535 Fuji DPS-M18 40/30/20/16/12 & 12 tip 
CTX 12’ 3¼lb - 50mm 332g RCTXM535-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 3½lb - 50mm 347g RCTXM536-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 3½lb S.U. - 50mm 396g RCTXM537-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 6” 3¼lb - 50mm 342g RCTXM538-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 6” 3½lb - 50mm 380g RCTXM539-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 13’ 3½lb - 50mm 408g RCTXM540-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip
CTX 12’ 3½lb S.U. - 50mm 425g RCTXM541-50 Fuji DPS-M18 50/40/30/20/16 & 16 tip

CTX Full Cork

Model Rod g Code Reel seat Guides
CTX 12’ 2¾lb Cork xxxg RCTXM534FCF Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 40-12tip
CTX 12’ 3lb Cork xxxg RCTXM572FCF Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 40-12tip
CTX 12’ 3lb Cork - 50mm xxxg RCTXM572FCF-50 Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 50-16tip
CTX 12’ 3¼lb Cork xxxg RCTXM535FCF Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 40-12tip
CTX 12’ 3¼lb Cork - 50mm xxxg RCTXM535FCF-50 Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 50-16tip
CTX 12’ 3½lb Cork- 50mm xxxg RCTXM536FCF-50 Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 50-16tip
CTX 12’ 3½lb SU Cork - 50mm xxxg RCTXM537FCF-50 Fuji DPS-M ‘S’-Lite 50-16tip

Blank and rod weights may vary slightly from those quoted. We use stainless steel collars and butt caps for durability which will add a little to the rod’s overall weight but being on the handle should not adversely affect its balance.

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