Icon have made a name for themselves in the sea fishing discipline, synonymous with high-quality rods and reels, the brands gear lines the beaches of the UK every weekend and is trusted among sea anglers.
The FXD Surf 70 and 80 are designed to enhance long range surf casting and are ideally used in conjunction with high-quality monofilament of braid. You can tell line lay was at the forefront of Icon’s thoughts when manufacturing the FXD Surf, there are several features of the reel which assist with line lay. The first of which is the spool options, the FXD comes with two lightweight aluminium spools one of which is shallow and the other deep, both of which are tapered, allowing you to tailor your approach and amount of line on the spool to the location that you’re fishing.
Other features which contribute to perfect line lay is the slow oscillation worm shaft, ensuring smooth casting and retrieve, the titanium coated line roller also helps make casting as smooth a process as possible, decreasing the chances of tangles and crack off. Furthermore, the 10+1 ball bearing system and the FXD reels gear ratio of 4.9:1 also supplements the smoothness with which this reel operates.
The FXD Surf reel is a stylish one, for the most part the reel is black but features gold accenting on the top lip of the spool and bail arm, further details include Icon branding on the base of the spool and FXD branding on the body of the reel. The CNC handle is lined with an EVA grip and the spool houses a rounded aluminium line clip.