Can You Use A Normal Rod For Spodding?

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.

What test curve should a SPOD rod be?

Spod rods are made with heavy test curves of 3lb or above to ensure they can handle your spod full of carp freebies and will be built to high quality to ensure they don’t crumble under the pressure of casting heavy weights.

Can you use a carp rod for Spodding?

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. A 50lb braided leader is perfect.

Can I SPOD with marker rod?

If you set up the marker rod correctly, you will be able to let your fishing line out and track the distance until you see the float appear on the surface. Once you have this visible, you can then use this as a target for your spod fishing rod when casting your bait out.

How often should you spomb?

As a rule of thumb, put two or three in every five minutes , but once again be accurate, especially when spodding over Zigs as you do not want a mid water shoal moving off you.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

What is a spomb rod?

New rods designed purposely for casting out loaded Spombs™ Also ideal for use with Fox Impact Spod™ Ultra-high modulus carbon with Interlaminar resin.

Who makes the Spomb rod?

Fox Spomb 13ft Rod Sleeve – See product code 21156.

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.

Which is the best SPOD?

  • Fox EOS Spod & Marker Rod + Sonik Vader X 8000 RS Spod Reel.
  • Shimano Tribal TX1 Intensity Spod Rod + Shimano Ultegra XTD Spod Reel.
  • Daiwa Emblem Spod Rod & Reel Combo.
  • Sonik Vader X Rod and Reel Combo + Braid.
  • Prologic C-Series Xtra Distance Spod Rod + Okuma Custom Spod CS Reel.

Can you carp fish with a marker rod?

The marker rod set up can be one of the most valuable tools to the Carp Angler Its purpose is the same as that of a feature finder – to give you an idea of what lies beneath the surface of the bed of the lake or river and to determine the depth of the water that you are fishing and the possible locations of fish.

What is a marker rod used for?

Marker rods are used for scoping out the water you’re about to fish , and are most often used by anglers who are going to spend two or three (or more) days on an unfamiliar water.

How do you make a SPOD mix?

  • 2 Tins of Sweetcorn (Including the liquid!)
  • 2kg Cooked Hemp (Buy)
  • 1kg Mixed Carp Pellets (Buy)
  • 1kg Chopped Boilies (Buy)
  • 2 Handfuls of Tiger Nuts.
  • Few Pinches of Rock Salt.
  • Water for Consistency.

Whats the difference between a Spomb and a SPOD?

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.

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.

How long should my SPOD leader be?

The ‘Drop’ refers to the length of the line from your Spod or Spomb to the tip of your rod. You should make sure that prior to casting the drop is the same length to where the spigot is on your rod, which is usually around 6ft in length.

How long should the leader be on a spod rod?

It is designed to be used to protect a lighter mainline from the shock of the sudden loading on the line during a powerful cast. As such it must run from the lead to the reel and be firmly held on the spool by several turns around the spool. 4 will usually do it but I prefer 6. So 25/30 ft is the length you need.

How long a shock leader for spod rod?

Make sure the clutch on the reel is tight enough to prevent any slipping. I use a length of 45lb Kryston Quicklsilver as a shockleader. The length used is such that I can get a drop of around 5ft from the rod tip while having five or six turns around the spool on the reel.

What weight can a 3.5 lb test curve rod cast?

As a rule, if you take your rod test curve number, and add a quarter of an ounce, you have the optimum casting weight. So, for a 3lb test curve rod, a lead of 3.25oz would be the best to get the maximum from the rod.

What is 2.75 lb test curve?

Test curve refers to the weight required in order to bend the rod tip at a 90-degree angle to the butt and you’ll generally find carp rods offer test curves between 2.75lbs and 3.5lbs.

Is 3lb test curve enough?

Carp rod test curves explained A 3lb-test-curve rod is now classed as an all-rounder , with 3.5lb and 3.75lb test curves more suited to casting long distances. A 2.75lb or 2.5lb rod will be softer and arguably more fun but won’t have huge casting power.

How many wraps is 40 yards?

As most marker/spod rods are 12ft, which equates to 4 yards, so work out distances in ‘wraps’ using multiples of 4 yards; so 10 wraps is 40 yards, 25 wraps is 100 yards, etc.

How do you keep birds from diving on bait?

Dark baits Dark colour baits make it extremely difficult for the diving birds to find once on the lakebed. In clear water this will be a huge advantage over a lighter coloured bait because it is less likely to draw attention from the birds.


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