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Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Sun Jan 13 2019 21:15

Bought these in September and only just took them out for the first time today.

The tip snapped clean off between the 2nd and 3rd eye. All I was doing was pulling line through against the resistance of a C3 loose clicker to setup the float stop, not even clipped a lead on!!

Bought them from tackle UK so I've messaged them and we'll see what comes back but I really want to ship them off and never see them again. Never going to trust them after this!

£70 a piece in something I can't use. Pfffff

Anyone else had a problem like this?
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by MarkBerrisford » Sun Jan 13 2019 21:18

Sounds like they’ve been damaged in transit
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by suffolk si » Sun Jan 13 2019 22:11

Bought a pair of these secondhand not long ago,I put them through their paces today ,took fish to mid doubles on them and found them ok , if a little stiff ,but seemed solid to be honest.As said above, could they have been damaged somehow in transit?

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Sun Jan 13 2019 23:26

They came together in a carpet roll size cardboard tube so not likely.
Terrified they'll try and pin something on me but I've only had them out once and that was only the butt section to spool up. I kept them in tip and butt protectors since setting them up.

My overwhelming instinct is that I want rid, imagine that happening when playing a PB. I don't like it... Never broken a rod before.

They don't seem to have any boat rods in stock at all so a swap or replacement seems unlikely.

I guess I'll just have to sit tight till they respond for now.

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by Woodchucker » Mon Jan 14 2019 11:52

Hi Ed, I have a pair of Greys Platinum's going spare if you need any :thumbs:
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Mon Jan 14 2019 13:09

Cheers Ady. I've switched to multis on the ol' boat rods otherwise I'd have taken them off you today!

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Post by Woodchucker » Tue Jan 15 2019 10:11

edbeef wrote:
Cheers Ady. I've switched to multis on the ol' boat rods otherwise I'd have taken them off you today!
No problem buddy :thumbs:
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Wed Jan 16 2019 15:59

Just as an update, Tackle UK contacted me so say Fox will send out a new one for me and take away the broken one.
No time lines unfortunately but looking promising

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by Woodchucker » Wed Jan 16 2019 16:35

edbeef wrote:
Just as an update, Tackle UK contacted me so say Fox will send out a new one for me and take away the broken one.
No time lines unfortunately but looking promising
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Fri Jan 18 2019 22:09

The fox rage trigger grip rod is now discontinued and fox can't replace it. Bummer.

This means I can't get a replacement. They don't have anything remotely similar unless I start going down the light uptide rods route and they will only sort a free return for the bust one if they're replacing the broken item with their own stock. (delivery guy takes the old one away with him on delivery)

I pleaded with them to take both back so I could arrange getting a pair of something else but as I used the other one for 1 hour but they won't take it back.

Pay to return and keep the price difference it is then... Who's the cheapest rod courier these days?

After that I'll make the decision between getting another off eBay or some overstock place or something like an agitator.

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by Sean Roberts » Mon Jan 21 2019 22:16

2 of these on eBay for £100 or offer.

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Wed Jan 23 2019 00:04

Cheers Sean I'll take a look

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by Esoxuk » Wed Jan 23 2019 10:34

I’ve been looking for a pair of 10’ multiplier rung boat rods myself, now fox have dropped these what are the other options
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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Thu Jan 24 2019 23:22

Esoxuk wrote:
I’ve been looking for a pair of 10’ multiplier rung boat rods myself, now fox have dropped these what are the other options
Not a lot. Wychwood agitators or pike masters for the trigger grips.

Could try and use up tide rods but not sure on how the ratings work vs test curve.

Should have just saved up and gone bespoke with a rod builder.
Definitely considering it

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by edbeef » Thu Jan 24 2019 23:35

Just spotted there is a set of agitators on for sale section on here from Pete. I want to pair up on the fox rods despite being a tad heavy

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Re: Fox rage 10ft boat rods

Post by jimmy » Sat Jan 26 2019 11:00

I have a pair of the predator trigger rods , find them ok for the money think I only paid 60 each a bit top heavy and I don’t like the short handles also think there a bit on the soft side when playing a good fish , but hey fr 60 quid there ok as a spare set

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