The Carp Spirit Zig-Master monofilament comes 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.

Description: monofilament for zig and floater fishing.

Specifications: available in 8 lb (0.23 mm), 10 lb (0.25 mm) and 12 lb (0.28 mm) breaking strains; low visibility; neutral buoyancy; low stretch; high knot strength.

My verdict: zig or floater rigs often require long hook links, so I reckon it makes perfect sense to use a low-stretch line, as it will ensure that fish are hooked quickly.

A line that’s strong, unobtrusive and buoyant is key to zig and floater success, and Carp Spirit have delivered all three elements with these 110-metre spools of line, available in three breaking strains.

Choose 8 lb when fishing open water swims, but 12 lb when fishing near to snags, to help you steer fish away from danger.

Price: £8.99.

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