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 we don’t add any paint or lacquer and call this our ‘Perdurable’ finish making the rod look good for many years.
Complementing the blank material we 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 our exacting standards with full custom build available. We also offer standard builds in Full Cork, Full EVA and Full Shrink.
H-‘S’ Carp Rods
|Model||Blank g.||Rod g||Code||Reel Seat||Guides|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 2½lb||172g||286g||RHS349||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 3lb||191g||321g||RHS100||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 3lb - 50mm||191g||338g||RHS100-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 3½lb||214g||335g||RHS101||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 3½lb - 50mm||214g||353g||RHS101-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 6” 3¼lb||218g||343g||RHS401||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 6” 3¼lb - 50mm||218g||361g||RHS401-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 6” 3½lb||xxxg||349g||RHS485||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 12’ 6” 3½lb - 50mm||xxxg||366g||RHS485-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 13’ 3½lb||243g||373g||RHS350||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 40-12tip|
|Hi-‘S’ 13’ 3½lb - 50mm||243g||390g||RHS350-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ive 12’ - 50mm||252g||373g||RHS427-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ive 12’ ER - 50mm||240g||372g||RHS520-50||Clone 1k||‘S’-Lite 50-16tip|
|Hi-‘S’ive 13’ - 50mm||299g||425g||RHS439-50||Clone 1k||‘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.
As seen in the table there are two Hi-‘S’ive 12’ rods. The original ‘ive is stiffer in the tip and makes an excellent long range bag rod. We felt that the range was missing a rod with action more akin to the 13’ 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 12’ ER to the range – ‘ER’ standing for Extra Responsive.
We offer a range of matching shorter carp rods, stalking and surface rods, SPM, spod and marker rods and landing nets.
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