The original Horizon XT has built a formidable reputation over the past three years as one of the best distance-casting rods ever produced in its price bracket.
Thanks to developments in carbon technology, the team at Fox has been able to take the performance of the XT to the next level and make a few cosmetic tweaks at the same time.
The Horizon XTs have a fast taper blank, which gives fantastic tip recovery – meaning no valuable yards are lost on the cast from tip wobble.
A full 1k diagonal carbon weave has been used in the construction, while increasing the resin content to the maximum has allowed the rods to be incredibly strong yet still very light.
The strength is further increased by reinforced whippings on the spigot, while cosmetic changes include black Fox Slik Guides throughout, plus a black 18mm Fuji reel seat.
Within the range there are 12ft 3-5oz (£299.99) and 13ft 3-5oz (£309.99) rods, and to get the best casting performance out of these it’s recommend that you use leads of at least 3oz but no heavier than 5oz.
Fox has also released two Spod Rod models - 12ft (£199.99) and 13ft (£209.99), both with a 5lb test curve – plus a 4.5lb Marker Rod (£199.99).
Both the Spod and Marker rods are styled to complement the fishing rods perfectly.