The Kodex G-Matik 7 ft Twin Tip Drop Shot/Lure Rod comes under the beady eye of Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard. He's the No.1 product inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week.

Description: 7 ft lure rod with two tip sections.

Specifications: two-piece rod with a 1-8 g tip for drop shot work, and a 12-90 g tip for general lure fishing; Rapid-Response carbon technology.

My verdict: an interesting rod with a slim blank, ergonomic handle and two tips.

The tip with the band of white allows you to spot bites while working a drop shot lure around structure. The other tip has been designed for casting and working heavier lures further afield, such as jigs or soft plastics.

It looks like a useful rod for perch, having lots of action in the top half, which helps prevent hook pulls, especially when using braid, and a reserve of power in the bottom half, which helps to tame fish.

The K-style butt guide is a good choice, as it will help prevent the line tangling on the cast.

It comes with an affordable price tag, and I think it is likely to attract interest.

Price: £49.99.

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