Can You Use A Normal Rod To SPOD?

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.

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 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.

What makes a good SPOD rod?

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. Test curves refer to how much weight it takes to bend the rod to 90 degrees of the butt.

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!.

Which braid is best for Spodding?

Berkley Whiplash 8 This braid has been around for a long time and is an extremely popular choice for carp anglers when the time comes to fill their spod reel. It is manufactured using Dyneema, which is proven to be up to 15 times stronger than steel!.

Does the Fox Spomb float?

Fox say that they are ‘intrinsically buoyant ‘ so will float into the margins should you crack off during a cast – I’ve only just got these so was limited to a test in the kitchen sink but it did seem very buoyant whereas the Spomb immersed with water almost immediately and ended up with the majority of the body under.

Do I need a shock leader for Spodding?

Always use a shock leader when casting a spod or spomb , again to help reduce the chance of a crack off. ALSO don’t forget to use a finger stall because braid can slip, and it cuts fingers very easily.

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.

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 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.

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.

What is the difference between a SPOD rod and carp rod?

A spod carp fishing rod is much stiffer than a standard rod which assists the anglers when casting. This stiffness is indicated by the test curve. The higher the test curve the more powerful the rod and in theory the easier it will be to cast to a further distance.

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.

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.

Who makes the Spomb Rod?

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

Do dot Spods float?

Floating, fast retrieve and loaded quickly with one hand ! The Dot Spod casts extreme distance with zero spill yet always releases bait on impact even when clipped up or landing on its side. Floating, fast retrieve and loaded quickly with one hand the Dot Spod is suitable for all types of feed.

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.

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.

What is the best sinking braid?

  • Breaking strain is rated at minimum knot strength (most braids aren’t) with either Grinner and Palomar knots.
  • Hydro-Sink is supplied in Low-viz dark green.

Does Spectra braid sink?

Pure Fishing has complicated the decision by introducing Spiderwire Ultracast FluoroBraid, which incorporates Gore’s expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene performance fibers. Unlike typical 100% Dyneema and Spectra braided lines, which float, Spiderwire Ultracast FluoroBraid sinks.

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.

What is a Spomb float?

Designed to thread onto rear of Spomb Prevents Spomb from sinking, so they can be retrieved if your line breaks Streamlined design to ensure minimal reduction on maximum casting distance. Two per packet – 1 x Red and 1 x White/Black.

Does a 40lb braid need a shock leader?

But for the most part, if you’re using light monofilament or braided line (less than ~25 lb test), use a shock leader If you’re using heavier mono or braid (over ~25 lb test), then you likely don’t need to use a shock leader.

How long does it take to become a shock leader?

A shock leader is a length of line strong enough to take this added pressure, that generally when casting runs from the rig top through the rod rings and then 6-10 turns around the reel spool, in general around 30ft in length is plenty.

What is a shock leader in carp fishing?

Kinetic Sinking Shock Leader is a specialist fast sinking, super strong braided line that has been developed for use as a shock leader when extreme range fishing and baiting It has a superb flecked muddy brown colour that is a great match to most lake beds.

What is a fishing shock leader?

A surf fishing shock leader is a heavy line extension (typically 80 lb monofilament) added to the main fishing line in order to absorb the massive stress you create when loading the rod The shock leader should measure around 27-30 feet and be tied to the main line using a small solid knot.


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