You cannot place your custom build order through the website as we will need to talk to you directly to ensure you get the exact build you want. Please feel free to use the drop down to price check our standard custom build options and ensure you select the length/test curve and the butt ring size, to get the latest prices.
For additional parts outside the normal custom build components we use (such as Alps reel seats) additional charges may apply.
To ensure you get the right build for you please contact us by phone, email or through our social media channels, we will be happy to discuss your requirements before we place your order.
South Coast Rods decided that there was no one better to build on Free Spirit blanks than Free Spirit themselves who have a wealth of rod building experience through the very best rod builders in the trade. We have provided a unique custom rod building platform on our website to enable you to choose exactly what customisation you require so you can build your own personalised Free Spirit Hi-S carp rods.
Please note with all custom build rods we aim for an 8 to 12 week build time + the standard delivery times stated. Under certain circumstances build times can be longer, subject to parts availability.
We have provided you with the following customisation options:
1) Blank type
2) Rod guides
3) Butt guide size
4) Rod handles
5) Rod handle size
6) Whipping Colour
7) Numbered spigots
8) Line clips
9) Handle end caps
10) Reel seats
11) Personalised writing above reel seat
The Free Spirit Hi S Carp rod range is the flagship of the Free Spirit collective. For Free Spirit fans they need no introduction but for those new to Free Spirit, it’s worth taking note.
The Hi S blank has been manufactured using a low resin 40t high quality carbon, finished with a stunning 1k weave. The resin content has been significantly reduced which has contributed to reducing the diameter of the blank, making it slimmer and lighter yet more powerful than other rods in the range. The change in design will help those who want to cast further but also those that are already competent at long range casting.
With a wide range of blank choices from 2 ½ to 3 ½ test curve and in lengths of 10', 11', 12’, 12’ 6” and 13’ you won’t have trouble finding a rod that suits your style of fishing. Due to the nature of the very slim tips the characteristics of the Hi S blank lends itself towards a semi fast action with a stiffer mid and butt section. Tip bounce is something that has been almost completely eliminated meaning you are able to cast longer distances due to the reduced friction.
The Hi S Ive is the casting tool in the range and the Hi S Ives ER have been designed with a softer extra responsive tip. The Hi S Ive is the go to rod for the South Coast rods crew when PVA bag fishing at distance or trying to punch big leads, long distances, into the middle of the pond at showing fish.
After years of development, Free Spirit established through rigorous testing that the lower the resin content the longer the blank would stay at its optimum test curve for, meaning, it doesn’t soften like normal blanks. With the optimum and sustained performance overtime comes a perdurable finish to prevent scratches, dints and bleaches, so not only will the blank perform well, it will maintain its great looks at the same time.
Whether you use a marker rod or not you will be pleased to know that the Hi-S is fitted with a clone reel seat which has been designed to aid the transmission of vibrations through the rod, helping you feature find.
The manufacturing process of the Hi S blank has gone through years of refinement to ensure each blank falls within its upper and lower specification limits every time, so Free Spirit can be sure it meets its precision engineered tolerances.
The Hi S rods are hand built in the UK to a stringent set of standards and can be custom built to your exact requirements.
• Flagship rod
• Full custom build with pre-order partial payment option
• Hand built in the UK
• Available in 10', 11', 12', 12' 6" inches & 13'
• Full cork, full duplon, abbreviated or shrink wrap handles available
• Slim, light weight and powerful
• Isotope slot
For products in stock we offer shipping through Parcel Force and UPS depending on your location. Please use the shipping region table below to establish the shipping costs to your location.
For products out of stock you should contact us directly to confirm next availability.
Shipping Regions and Cost Table