The Berkley FireLine Ultra 8 Crystal Braid 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.

FIRELINE already has a reputation for being strong and abrasion resistant. This new, thermally fused, 8-carrier, Dyneema PE fiber braid is said to have four times the abrasion resistance of other FireLines, which I can see is going to hold real appeal for lure anglers.

It’s also more manageable, as it’s rounder and smoother, as well as tougher, so it will punch out when you need to.

Being a crystal line, it should also allow you to spot those plucks and pulls above the water when lure fishing, as well as feel them.

Berkley have released a range of breaking strains from 13 lb (0.10 mm) up to 64 lb (0.39 mm), which opens up a whole host of methods and species. Keep a look out for it.

Prices: £17.99-£22.99 for 150 m. £22.99-£34.99 for 300 m.