Fox Warrior S Review

Billed as an ‘entry level’ carp rod by Fox, the Warrior S is look set to become another ‘classic carp rod’.




It looks, and feels, way more expensive than the price suggests – a good start to the review!

As we glide down the rod, we can’t help but notice how subtle and soft it feels it handles….

The Warrior S benefits from low resin carbon blanks resulting in an ultra light and very slim blank which would explain the delicacy.

Fox state this is the lightest and slimmest yet in the warrior range.

It also packs down into 3 sections, making transportation (and replaceability) easier!




  • Fox Slik guides (40mm butt to 14mm tip)
  • DPS-style 18mm reel seat with reinforced steel collar
  • Matt black, understated finish
  • Line-friendly CAD-engineered line clip
  • Laser engraved gun smoke butt cap


What Lengths Are Available?

The Warrior S is available in 3 sizes – 10ft, 12ft and 13ft.

There is also a full cork handle option too!


Test Curve Options?

From 2.75lb, right up to 3.5lb.

There is a also a powerful spod option which has a test curve of a whopping 5.5lb!!!


What about the Performance?

Beyond the glossy black matte finish, the Warrior has a progressive through action with discreet graphics throughout.

It’s perfectly capable of punching heavy end tackle such as PVA bags or heavy lead setups at range – this bad boy is powerful and it really does deliver on the bank.

Overall, a well balanced, well oiled carp rod perfect for those who want to ditch there starter rods for something more classy and powerful.


Other features include a gun smoke butt cap which is laser-etched adding a nice touch of quality.

The mid section features the legendary Fox SLIK guides from a 40mm butt ring up to a 14mm tip.

At the bottom end. the reinforced 18mm DPS reel seat will house most reels securely providing a really nice fit.

This rod is truly a joy to use!



What Next?

Option 1: Buy from

Option 2: Visit Fox International

Option 3:  Check out the Check out our ultimate carp rod guide

Option 3: ….or what about other Carp Rods Under £100?