It’s time for another carp rod review, and this time it’s the….
Fox Horizon X!!!
Actually an improvement in the original ‘Horizon’ series, so let’s get started!
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The first thing we notice is how the rod is now completely ‘carbon wrapped’ – aimed at improving the strength of the blank.
The butt has 2k and the tip 1k – both wrapped diagonally, which certainly makes the rod stronger throughout.
So, when punching those heavy PVA bags – the 2k weave (on the butt) really helps with the power required and the tip providing a much faster recovery rate than previously.
Fox have made sure that the blanks are now much much lighter – which brings a nice balance to the rod making it comfortable to manoevure.
The original Horizon rods weren’t much to look at, and we’re pleased Fox have made these cosmetically good to look at!
Under the hood, FOX have packed some great features into the Horizon X. These include black fixing hoods, a Fuji 18mm reel seat and black Fox Slik Anti-Tangle guides that really give the Horizon X a modern look.
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Regarding handle options, you can choose from an abbreviated handle, duplon handle or a traditional cork handle option.
A nice touch is the inclusion of a 50mm butt ring.
High strength 2K/1K carbon construction
Fuji 18mm reel seat
Anti tangle Fox Slik guides
Black cappings and fixing hoods
Various handle options available
Improved strength and casting distance
What Lengths Are Available?
There are 10ft, 12ft and 13ft models.
Test Curve Options?
From 2.25lb up to 3.5lb.
The combined weaves made casting uncomplicated and smooth, and it was noticebale how far it went with very little effort.
The tip also felt really nice on the intake, with no noticeable weaknesses.
Mike has over 30 years of fishing experience in carp fishing and general coarse fishing. He is always looking for the latest fishing kit to try out and talk about and needs a bigger shed due to all the fishing tackle he owns. You can read more about him here.