Frequent question: What is Spodding fishing?

A spod is basically a cylindrical bait rocket with a buoyant nose cone. … Spodding is a method used by many carp anglers as it enables the angler to very quickly bait up a swim with light or small baits beyond catapult range.

Can you use a normal rod for Spodding?

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 is a SPOD?

adjective British informal. a person seen as being boring, unattractive, or excessively studious.

How do you SPOD accurately?

Accuracy is everything

For every 3ft of water you’re fishing to, expect your bait to settle on the bottom a foot from its entry point into the water. For example, if you are fishing to 6ft of water, you should clip your spod rod 2ft shorter than the rod you are fishing with.

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What’s the difference between a SPOD and 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.

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.

Can I fish with a marker rod?

you can, but trying to fish with the marker rod if you are using it as a marker as well can be a right pain.

How often should I 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!

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 is the best SPOD braid?

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!

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How do you cast the same distance every time?

Lay your marker rod on the ground and, if you have the space, running the line out until it reaches the clip and stops. Place the rod with your hook bait on directly beside it with the butts sitting at the same position and run your hook bait out until it reaches the same point as your marker float.

What line do you need for Spodding?

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.

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.

How does a SPOD work?

A spod is basically a cylindrical bait rocket with a buoyant nose cone. The spod is filled with bait – pellets, corn, boilies or particles – and is then cast into the swim. The buoyant nose cone makes the spod flip end up in the water allowing it to deposit its payload on a sixpence every time.

What is a Spomb used for?

The Spomb rocket uses any bait, with no need to mix, no bait spill and great aerodynamics so you can put bait to consistent distances wherever you wish to fish. It opens on impact on the surface of the water and can be instantly retrieved with minimum drag as it aquaplanes across the surface ready to be refilled.

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