Free Spirit CTX Carp Rods
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.
Model Rod g Code Reel seat Guides
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 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