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 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 TC should a marker rod be?

marker rods seem to vary between 2.75tc and 4.0 tc. as most dedicated marker leads look to be 3.

Do I need a leader on my SPOD rod?

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 I use a carp rod as a marker rod?

Greys GT Marker Rod Although some anglers suggest that a second carp rod will do the same work as a marker, there’s a lot to be said for investing in rod that is built with a specific task in mind.

What’s the best braid 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!

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).

How far can you cast with 3lb test curve rod?

3lb test curve Good up to distances of 80yds.

How long should a SPOD leader be?

What’s the best length of shock leader I should use with a 12ft spod rod. 18-20ft or measure it yourself, 3 wraps on the spool and the spod at spigot. I normally do the 4 turns 2. 18-20ft or measure it yourself, 3 wraps on the spool and the spod at spigot.

Why do you need a SPOD rod?

A designated spod or spod/marker rod is needed. When fishing at extreme ranges, for example over 100 yards, then look at ‘distance’ spod rods. Spod rods have a high test curve, e.g. 5.5lb, which means they have the ability to cope with the force of the cast and help to accurately propel your spomb to its chosen mark.