Recently Angling Times chief tackle tester Mark Sawyer and avid reader Steve Gwynne visited the riverbank to put Shakespeare's new 12/14ft Superteam Distance Feeder and the new Mach 3XT front drag reel through their paces.
Although this new rod has been created to give its users the edge where casting distance is concerned, the duo quickly found that not only will the rod cast a hell of a long way, but it's equally at home fishing shorter ranges too.
And that's what you need from a combination-length feeder rod - a tool that can cope with a wide variety of circumstances.
The reel performed really well too, offering superb line lay, smooth retrieve and perfect bale arm action.
To see the test as it happened, click the video play button below...