Blood sweat and tears have gone into the development of the Free Spirit CTX Carp Feeder Rods over a number of years. Using 40t carbon with bi-axis carbon tape allows for a rod that is light but very strong to cope with even the largest commercial carp. Significant testing has gone into perfecting the rod action actions and an even build up of power from the very tip through the middle and joint and into the butt to stop which allows for great control when using light gear.
Each rod in the range comes with 3 push in quiver tips of which 2 are carbon and 1 is glass that are a little shorter than conventional set ups. The configuration means better transfer from the quiver tip to the main rod. The rods have a slimmer design which supports better balance.
The standard rods are suitable for most commercial carp fisheries with the big water versions (BW) have been provided with a little more power to ensure you have enough power when you need it. The BW models have also been provided with longer handles to give you those extra through yards of distance on your casts.
The CTX’ Feederlites are available in 10’, 11’ and 12’ and have been designed mainly for Bream, Skimmer and Silverfish. The blanks are lighter and slimmer than the Carp Feeders and cone with lighter quiver tips for more delicate bite detection. However we also supply a 1½oz carbon tip to be more resistant when using on rivers, in addition to glass tips of ¾oz and 1oz. The 10’ version makes a great small river and canal rod as well as lake fishing up to around 40m; the 11’ makes a great all-round tool for rivers and lakes with casts up to 50m or so whilst the 12’ rod is perfect for casts up to around 60m. The action of these rods suits casting all feeders from small maggot feeders, cages and window feeders to smaller Hybrid and method feeders.
There are variety of rods in the range which come with a variety of different tips as stated below:
CTX Carp Feeder 7’ 1G,1C,2C
CTX Carp Feeder 8’ 1G,1C,2C
CTX Carp Feeder 9’ 1G,1C,2C
CTX Carp Feeder 10’ 1G,1C,2C
CTX Carp Feeder 11’ 1G,1½C,2½C
CTX BW Feeder 11’ 1G,2½C,3½C
CTX BW Feeder 12’ 1G,2½C,3½C
CTX Feederlite 10’ 3/4ozG,1G,1½C
CTX Feederlite 11’ 3/4ozG,1G,1½C
CTX Feederlite 12’ 3/4ozG,1G,1½C
G – Glass
C - Carbon
The manufacturing process of the CTX blank is something to be admired. Every rod goes through a comprehensive, highly complex process to ensure the integration of the 40t and 30t carbons with a resin content of below 25% is completed robustly and right first time. The composition of the carbon and weave system contributes to delivering a blank that is extremely light and super strong.
To optimise the strength of the blank a 90 degrees and 0 degrees alternating wrapping is applied. In addition to this a 3mm bi-axis carbon tape is also applied at 45 degrees and the combination of the two provides a unique structure with an unprecedented tensile strength yet super light slim line blank, like no other.
It’s hard to find another blank on the market within this price range that can provide such a positive and significant power to weight ratio and still provide such elegance. The combination of the well thought out design with the complex yet robust manufacturing process has developed a blank that’s multi-layered structure supports an improvement in the accuracy of casting, achieved by a blank that has less twist and effect on bias.
Free spirit are well known for their distance casting rods and the CTX carp rods are no different. Due to the unique structure of the CTX blank in the right hands it has achieved extreme casting distances but still retains a great recovery.
The CTX range of carp rods is aesthetically pleasing due to the ‘X’-tape that runs the length of the blank making it unique and stand out from the crowd. The CTX range of rods are certainly a head turner and it’s certainly not a case of blending in but more a case of blending out.
You may be thinking that all these features are going to come at a price but we can assure you that this range is affordable and you will be getting a lot of blank for your money.
• Full cork with full duplon handle section
• Industry leading power to weight ratio for a blank in this price range
• Superior strength qualities, lightweight and slim line blank
• Highly accurate with low twist due to its multi-layered structure
• Significant long casting potentials with great recovery
• Fuji VSS16 Lock Down Seat
• Single Leg Anti-Frap Guides
• Unique ‘X’ tape finish
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