Can you use any rod as a marker rod?

Unless you need to use a marker float at great distances most sturdy rods will work for a marker rod (Though it is advisable even at short range for this rod to be a separate one to that which you are using to fish with).

Can I use a SPOD rod as a marker rod?

So NO a spod rod is not too heavy for marker work. I use a Greys 4lb TC Spod Rod with a 5oz lead for long distance marking. You still get plenty of feel.

Can you SPOD with a normal rod?

A designated spod or spod/marker rod is needed. … 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.

What are marker rods 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.

Do I need a marker float?

At times it is absolutely essential but it’s also possibly the most mis-used and over-used item in a modern carper’s armory. Markers have their place in carp fishing, but too many look at chucking leads and floats around as an essential process, a box that many feel they need to tick before starting to fish.

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Can you catch fish on a SPOD Rod?

Spod rods are generally actually never used for fishing and are used as an accessory to your fishing but trust me utilising them properly can see you have some real productive sessions on the bank.

What is the best SPOD rod on the market?

The Sonik Vadar X Carp Fishing Marker/Spod Rod is lightweight, slim and can cast a very long distance, ideal for a spod and marker fishing rod. The Sonik Vadar X fishing rods have also been a recommendation for best carp fishing rod in our other article.

What test curve should my SPOD rod be?

The best rods are specialiy designed spod rods having test curves of around the 4lb to 5lb mark. These will easily be able to cope with the stresses of casting filled spods that could weigh in excess of 6oz – maybe even 10oz in some circumstances.

Can you use a SPOD rod for beach fishing?

The spod, or any other carp rod has a particular place in SEA fishing. Using a fixed spool and light (thin) line possibly braid, then you can fish clean venues (surf beaches even) using relatively light weights or big baits.

How do you use a marker?

5 Tips for Using Markers

  1. TIP 1 – FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH DIFFERENT NIBS AND MARKERS.
  2. TIP 2 – GO SLOW.
  3. TIP 3 – TEST COLORS ON A SEPARATE SHEET BEFORE WORKING ON YOUR ART.
  4. TIP 4 – WORK FROM LIGHT TO DARK.
  5. TIP 5 – USE COLORED PENCILS TO FINALIZE DETAILS.

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How do you keep marker floats from tangling?

Rubber bead

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A nylon shock leader or any heavy mono line is used to stop the tangles around the marker float on the cast. A tangle often occurs if no leader is used, because braid is so supple it twists on itself and folds round the marker float.

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