South Coast Rods gives you the option to purchase the S Lite carp rods from our available stock, or to have your dream rods built for a small additional charge
We hold stock of the most popular S Lite blanks, built in the classic abbreviated handle or full cork style, or you can speak to a member of the team to help you design your dream custom build carp rods
All custom builds are completed by authorised Free Spirit craftsman at the main Free Spirit workshop. We prefer to have all our custom built carp rods built buy official Free Spirit rod builders as the quality of the build and finish will be to the high standard our customers expect
Please note that all custom build rods come with an 8 to 12 week build time + the standard delivery times stated.
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) Real seats
11) Personalised writing above reel seat
The innovative Free Spirit S Lite carp rod range uses the latest carbon technologies available to the industry. Free Spirit have always been market leaders rather than followers and the S Lite is a great example of where new materials and manufacturing techniques became available and Free Spirit utilised them. Three new carbons were developed known as C626 all of which displayed exceptional performance and unique properties during testing. The new material has led to the development of an exceptionally strong blank but still remains slim and light. With similarities to the HI S range the blank has efficient recovery and similar performance. During testing the rods achieved extreme distances mainly down to their fast recovery and loading response achieved through using the new C626 carbon.
Cosmetically the S Lite has followed the looks of its predecessors in terms of how visually pleasing they are. With its unique weave in composition with a 40t low resin slim carbon blank and the introduction of a very unique and stylish VSS17 Fuji real seat, the S Lite is a very attractive rod. The real seat features open sides where a carbon sleeve can be viewed which has been fitted to support the transmission through the seat to the hand. As with all Free Spirit rods the blank has been finished with a perdurable finish to prevent dings and scratches and to finish the rod beautifully they have been fitted with black guides to match the dark finish of the blank which is in contrast to the stainless steel fittings which combine to achieve a cosmetically attractive package.
To add something a little different to the range the full cork versions have been fitted with the Free Spirit clone reel seat which includes an isotope slot. When fitted with A grade cork the rod has become more appealing to those who prefer full cork to other handles, however as the S Lite's are fully customisable you can choose between the clone reel seat or VSS17 Fuji real seat should you desire a slightly different build. There are 12’ & 13’ in the S Lite range and Free Spirit have used the ‘Ive’ name on both versions as the casting ability, fish playing capability and general performance was so close to that of the Hi S Ive that Free Spirit felt it deserved the name.
As with the Hi S Ive that has become a top seller we predict this rod may also become a favourite, not only because of its Hi S Ive similarities but because it comes with a significantly smaller price tag.
• Available in 10', 12’, 12' 6" & 13’
• Fully customisable
• Carbon code C626
• Full cork, full duplon, full shrink wrap and abbreviated handles available
• Superior strength qualities, lightweight and slim line blank
• Significant long casting potentials with efficient recovery
• Fitted with the Free Spirit clone or Fuji VSS17 reel seat
• Fitted with black guides finished with stainless steel collars
• 40mm & 50mm guides available
• Unique weave in composition with a 40t low resin
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