You can, however, use a carp rod with smaller spods and spombs as they weigh less and are perfect for baiting up at shorter ranges with standard carp rods. Always use a shockleader when casting a spod or spomb, again to help reduce the chance of a crack off.
Can you SPOD with a normal rod?
An ordinary 2.5lb or 2.75lb test curve rod coupled with a standard free spool reel loaded with 12lb line could just about cope with spodding a small amount of bait short distances , but to get the most from this deadly technique you’ll need a special set-up.
How long should a SPOD rod be?
These rods will usually come in 12ft or greater This is because more length generally means more distance on the cast (if you are using a good quality rod and reel).
What line should I use on a SPOD rod?
The Line: Your mainline for spodding can be either a dedicated floating spod braid or in more recent times a lighter mono such as 10lb which can be easier to work with for some anglers with less chance of wind knots and braided line tangles.
How often should you SPOD?
As a very loose rule of thumb I always say that you should put three times as many spods in as you think to achieve the effect that you think you are getting So if you think six spods is the type of bait spread you want, put eighteen in to achieve it!.
Can I spomb with mono?
Mono line is also a good choice for spodding and is more resistance to tangles and wind knots. Unlike braid, you can fill the spool up to the lip when using mono line and won’t encounter issues.
Do you need a shock leader for Spodding?
It is highly recommended that a shock leader is used when spodding This will help absorb the pressure of the spod during the cast when the rod is fully compressed and help to avoid ‘crack-offs’. The shock leader should be roughly twice the length of the rod in length.
How far can you cast a SPOD?
It has just the right amount of weight, and it flutters down gently, widening its spread. In 10ft of water it might open up to between 2ft and 3ft , depending on how the spod hits the surface.
How far can you cast with 3lb test curve rod?
3lb test curve Using such a light test curved rod means you’ll only be able to use small spods (Pocket Rocket), but because their weight will be perfectly balanced you’ll have total control and overall better accuracy. Good up to distances of 80yds.
Why does my spomb keep cracking off?
Under spooling can get crack offs, usually because line/braid is leaving the spool faster than its being pulled off , but slack retrieve wont help. For retrieve you could trap the line above the reel on the rod rather than rely on the weight of the spomb. Ime the spomb skipping on the surface leads to uneven tension.
How long should a shock leader be carp?
When applying the shockleader the length should be: twice the length of the rod plus around 5 turns around the reel.
Can you use SPOD braid for fishing?
*Spod Braid has also proven to be extremely popular and effective when used as a shock leader by anglers fishing at extreme range with thinner diameter braided main lines.
Can you use a sea rod for Spodding?
I used to use sea rods for marker and spodding , until I got a Century M1 for marker work. I found the M1 was fine for a marker rod, but you could not use an heavier lead than 3oz, and definitely no big floats, the ESP Mini Marker was the biggest you could use comfortably.
How much does a full Spomb weigh?
Unloaded weight 2.25 oz (60 gm) Loaded with corn, casting weight 6.5 oz (180 gm). When bait is dispersed and the Spomb is open it will float for instant fast retrieve.
Whats the difference between a SPOD and a Spomb?
A Spod is a tube shaped device with a weighted end that is filled with bait from the top Upon impact with the water’s surface, the tube tips upside down and empties the bait onto the lake bed. A Spomb looks a bit like a small rocket with a spring-loaded nose that causes the tube to open length-ways down the middle.