The RidgeMonkey Line Control Arm 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.

THE RidgeMonkey Line Control Arm accessory is designed to act as a ‘third hand’, for when you want to keep ‘finger pressure’ control on line peeling off a fixed-spool reel. A clever gizmo, it’s primarily aimed at bait-boat users.

The Line Control Arm clips onto the spool of most big pit-sized reels, providing just enough of a ‘check’ to control the flow of line without it spilling and tangling. It’s also foam-lined, to prevent line damage.

You could also use it for rowing a bait out into position, with the bale arm open, to keep line twist to a minimum.

You might also use it for walking your rig down the bank to a quiet spot, or when fishing with an open bale arm for predators.

The sides of the arm fold inwards for easier storage, in its carry bag. Look out for it over the next few weeks.

Price: £11.99.