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10 Jan 2017
by CARPology
Super capacity
All carp reels hold a decent amount of line. The new FX13 from Fox holds nearly half-a-mile. And it’s not just a bucket – it’s pretty and clever too…

The winder pimps at Fox have engineered what could be the largest line capacity carp reel ever made. The FX13 – the bigger brother to the hugely popular FX11 model – can hold a mammoth 750m of 0.33mm line! That means it’s not only perfect for anglers who place their rigs using a rowing/remote boat, but due to the super-slow oscillation and large spool, it’s also perfect for distance casting too.

To power such a large reel requires great internal gearing and machining and Fox have delivered with both. Driving the main stainless steel shaft is a machined solid aluminum handle, and one full rotation of that will retrieve a huge 90cm of line. The carbon reinforced polymer body and rotor keep the weight down at 761g, whilst the Quick Clutch with grit guard ensures impeccable playing control.

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It looks rather tasty, too. Minimalist matt black styling with discreet silver trims and two Range Casting Line Clips, one in black and the other in silver, give the FX13 a distinctive, classy look.

“GIMME”: £179.99; Spare Standard Spool, £24.99; Spare Shallow Spool, £24.99; foxint.com

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