Westin W6 Vertical Jigging-T QL
This rod lets you feel the gentlest takes deep below to set the hook in the rock-hard jaws of a zander.
They are so sensitive it’s like having your own lateral line, and yet when you get into a scrap, it keeps you on the front foot until even the biggest fish is safely in the boat.
It’s even got a secret weapon in the butt: set the hook, a quick twist-and-pull of the handle and you’ve got a longer back handle to give you the extra leverage you need to overpower the scariest and most hard-fighting zander.
Price range: Above €300.