Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard selected the best products that caught his eye during 2016. Here's his lowdown on the Fox Rage Dropshot System ...

NOT so much a single product from Fox Rage, more of a complete set-up and a quality balanced one at that.

I was impressed when I first set my eyes on this gear.

What stops a lot of anglers trying something a bit different is the initial outlay – especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re buying.

This little Fox Rage dropshot set-up – although you have to buy the products separately was coming in at just under £80 when launched.

It features a Warrior Dropshot Rod complete with a nice sensitive tip but plenty of power for playing quality specimens. They’re available in 6.5 ft, 7.4 ft or 8.2 ft lengths.

You couple that with a Warrior 1000 fixed spool reel, a perfect match for the Dropshot rods, loaded with 8 lb, 0.08 mm Torque braid.

It’s finished off with a Fish Snax Dropshot Ready Rigs Kit which consists of four lures – from pin tail to paddle tail, three rigs and three weights.

Total that lot up with the 6.5 ft rod and it was coming to just under £80. Not bad at all!

Price: Warrior Dropshot Rods from £30.99. Warrior 1000 Reel £30.99. Torque Braid £6.99 (150 m). Fish Snax Dropshot Ready Rigs £7.99.