RRP: £99.99 | www.greysfishing.co.uk
Pick up one of these rods and the first thing you'll spot is the 'raw carbon' sanded finish.
It's the opposite of a shiny, smooth veneer but we love the way it matches the workmanlike qualities associated with spod and marker rods.
The minimalist Fuji NPS 20 reel seats and collars are also a great touch that give an uncluttered feel to the butt section.
Looks aside, both of these rods have exceptional casting ability for such a competitive price. They deliver their power progressively, with the GT Marker possessing a more finessed blank for feeling your way over underwater terrain.