The Kodex Vision Slider Float 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: sliding pike float with a hi-vis tip.

Specifications: balsa body; tubed centre; bulbous tip.

My verdict: pike don’t always tear off with a bait, as sometimes they just clamp down on it and stay put, so anything that helps you to spot a take quickly is recommended, to avoid the chance of deep hooking a fish.

These simple sliding floats will support a live or deadbait rig, the bulbous tip visible in choppy stillwaters. They also look handy for working a bait down the flow of a river, to search out pike.

The antenna will help you spot a bite early, even a tentative one.

The profile of these floats means that there’s little resistance to a taking fish.

This is just one design from a range of pike floats offered by specimen tackle brand Kodex.

Price: £2.99.

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