Tackle Tuesday... NEW Fox Eos, Aquos & Sherpa!

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Tackle Tuesday... NEW Fox Eos, Aquos & Sherpa!

It's that time of year where many of the top companies are launching new products for this season and next, one of which is Fox. I've taken a closer look at a few standouts items from its most recent launch.

EOS 12000 And 12000FS Reels In response to public demand for a larger version of the popular EOS 10000 reels, Fox has introduced this larger 12000 version in two models. Considering the price tag, each is a pretty smooth operator and I hope Fox has ordered plenty in advance because they're surely going to be big sellers.

The list of features is impressive, especially with that price tag in mind. I keep referring to the price tag but with good reason;  this is a heck of a lot of reel for that sort of money. It also looks the part, in keeping with modern trends for all things black. The only difference between the two models if that the FS features a free-spool facility, and each has three sizes of spare spool available separately. I'm really impressed with these and can't help thinking that even if you have your fishing reels already, they would make excellent good value spod and marker options.

Key Features - Matt black styling with understated graphics - Hardwearing graphite body - Suited to general fishing and also use as a spod reel - Quick Front Clutch with grit guard - Pro Cast Lip on spool - Twist Free Roller - Mesh-Tec gearing system - Anti-Backlash system - Rotor line guards - Sprung line clip - CNS system - 7 stainless ball bearings + 1 roller bearing - Spare spool options available separately - Gear ration 4.5:1 - Weight 744g

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Fox Chunk Aquos Rain Suit With a whopping 10,000 Hydrostatic Head, this is about as waterproof as clothing from fishing companies gets, yet it's both lightweight and extremely easy to pack away. Sealed zips feature throughout, which is essential in suit of this nature, and these include half zips on the leg of the trousers to make them a doddle to get on and off without taking off your boots.

It would be wrong not to mention the price here because this is a lot of money for a decent quality 'stash suit' of this nature, but lets face it, they'll probably actually sell for a little less than this as well.

Key Features - 10,000mm Hydrostatic Head - 3,000g/m2 breathable - Lightweight 3-layer construction - Packs away into pocket for compact storage - Roll away adjustable hood - Waterproof zips on the jacket - Half elasticated Velcro adjustable cuffs - Double exit hem draw cord - Outer layer is 100% polyester - Mid-layer 100% TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) - Inner mesh layer is 100% polyester - Zipped pockets on the trousers - Half leg water proof zips on the trousers

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Fox Chunk Sherpa Jacket I love this three-quarter-length jacket because it's not only waterproof but features a Sherpa-Tec fleece lining for that extra bit of insulation and warmth. It's not going to get you through a Polar expedition, but thats not it's intended design, but it is ideal for the late autumn and into winter. If conditions get really baltic then a bit of layering underneath makes it more than capable of seeing you through. Proper YKK zips feature, which is a must for me because this is the main area where clothing of this nature can fail, so well done to Fox for that. As well as all of this performance, it also looks pretty good too!

Key Features - Fox Chunk Sherpa-Tec Jacket - Uses a laminated polyester fabric - Lined with a Thermo performance Sherpa fleece lining - Outer fabric is 100% polyester - Laminated with TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) - This has a Hydrostatic Head of 5,000mm - 3,000g/m2 breathable - Chunky, waterproof YKK front zip with internal anti-snag baffle - Heavy-duty YKK zips throughout - Removable hood with fully adjustable wired peak - Double exit hem and waist draw cord - Velcro adjustable outer cuffs - 2 internal and 2 external zipped pockets

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