FREE SPIRIT HI-S 8FT FEEDER ROD REVIEW

FREE SPIRIT HI-S 8FT FEEDER ROD

by Angling Times |

This flagship 8ft rod is ideal when casts of 20m-25m are called for. Like all short rods it’s relatively easy to compress, making it super-accurate even at those tricky shorter ranges.

The Free Spirit Hi-S 8ft Feeder rod is a classy product

The Free Spirit Hi-S 8ft Feeder rod is a classy product

In fishing terms, this means you shouldn’t be afraid to cast it properly overhead as you would a normal length feeder rod.

As a top-end model it’s furnished with high quality anti-frap guides, has a cut-away Fuji reel seat that’s said to give the rod more feel, and is supplied with two unique Free Spirit hollow carbon quivers of 0.5oz and 0.75oz.

Supplied with two unique Free Spirit hollow carbon quivers of 0.5oz and 0.75oz.

Supplied with two unique Free Spirit hollow carbon quivers of 0.5oz and 0.75oz.

Longer than standard push-in quivers, these are far less prone to movement post-cast, and they give the blank a highly distinctive fish-playing action.

I’ll make no bones about it, like other models in Free Spirit’s award-winning Hi-S range this is a classy and well-bred rod.

It has plenty of feel when playing a fish, and a casting potential that belies its modest 8ft length. It also packs more than enough backbone to dissuade a big carp from getting underneath your platform.

Price: £269

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