What is Spodding?

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Tony

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Hi,

Please forgive my ignorance but what is Spodding?

I've heard it mentioned a few times but haven't a clue.

Thanks, Tony
 

Trogg

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Hi Tony

A quick & basic (very) explanation of spodding:

A spod is a large normally rocket shaped tube with an open end that you fasten to the end of your line.

You then fill it with your chosen bait as freebies & cast it out like you would with a ledger or swim feeder.

when it hits the water it "up-ends" emptying the freebies directly over your swim/baited hook.
Hence the term "spodding"= using a spod to feed your swim.

You can now buy special "spod rods" that are designed for use with the spod feeder, these rods normally have a T/C of 4+lbs

the main aim of the spod is for those who do long range carping on the larger lakes (30 acres+) where its very hard (near impossible) to catapult or throw (with or without a throwing stick) the freebies in a concerntrated area.

Hope this explains it a bit.

I personally wouldn't bother with a spod because i don't fish any waters that are big enough to need one.

Alan
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Peter

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Hi all,
Is it true that Dave and Stu don't bother with spods cause they cant find any that will take 500lbs at a timeicon_smile_question.gif

Well it is getting close to Nov 5th

Cheers all,
Peter.


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Dave and Stu's new groundbait delivery system.
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Peter.


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quote:Dave and Stu's new groundbait delivery system

Excellent Peter, but you've given the game away about our transport for the Stafford fish-in icon_smile_big.gif

Dave
 

Tony

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Thanks Alan,

I don't think that I'll have much use for one either but it's nice to know what it is.

Tony
 
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