Angler's Mail tackle editor Richard Howard is the No.1 products inspector, checking out loads of quality kit every week. Here's his lowdown on the Maver Jurassic X Spinning Rods…

You’ll find a whole family of lure rods under the Maver Jurassic–X banner, all with competitive price tags.

The latest additions are three Spin rods, to accompany the Lure, Drop Shot, Jig, and Tele Spin ranges.

They come in 8, 9 and 10 ft lengths with casting weights in the 10-25g, 10-35g and 10-45g categories respectively.

And whilst the blanks will happily handle shads and jigs, Maver also report that there’s still plenty of power. That’ll be handy for the likes of crank baits, spoons, spinners, jerks and surface lures.

They all retail for under £40, are built on quality carbon blanks. They come complete with an ergonomically designed handle, graphite screw reel fitting, lined guides and a folding keeper ring. They’re not bad looking rods either.

Price: £32.99-£39.99.