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Company famed for big-carp rods enters commercials market
THE long-awaited new CTX range of Free Spirit match rods has arrived. The company, probably best known for its sought-after top-end Hi S carp rods, produces some of the best carbon blanks going. The new Match range, the product of four years of R&D and field trials, uses Free Spirit’s tried and tested CTX specification which has proved so successful in its mid-priced carp and barbel rods of the same name.
The 40 tonne carbon cloth construction incorporates the unique Bi-Axis carbon weave system which makes the rods exceptionally light and immensely strong. The non-scratch blanks carry no paint or lacquer, so the finish will last many years.
Other key features include reduced length handles (although the stepped-up SU Waggler and BW Feeder rods all have longer handles to maximise casting distance). The action is best described as giving an even buildup of power from tip, through to the middle and down into the butt – enough to stop powerful fish on light gear with no risk of