The Greys Toreon Tactical Float Rods come under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

TOREON composite engineering provides a uniform dispersion of nano particles throughout the resin that binds carbon fibres together. So you finish up with a lighter stronger material. Greys  used this technology in their top end Aircurve carp rods, they’ve also incorporated it into their new for 2017 Torean Tactical Float rods.

Covering a lot of different types of venue, and methods, there’s 10 ft 6 in., 11 ft 6 in. and 12 ft 8 in. two-piece rods and 13 ft and 15 ft three-piece designs offering progressive to fast progressive actions.

They come with a detachable butt grip for more compact storage, lightweight gunsmoke SIC line guides and a screw-lock reel fittings.

Strong, slim and light, with anti-lock actions throughout the range. These rods could well be worth a closer look next time you’re in the market to upgrade.

I get the impression they’ll handle those better quality fish when they happen along as well as smaller samples on the float.

Prices: £99.99-£129.99.