I give lessons if necessary to clients that haven’t had experience spodding before. It does not take long to learn the art and using the line clip on your reel is the best method to achieve that all important accuracy combined with either using a landscape marker or a separate marker rod, to ensure you hit the same mark each time.
The retrieve of the Spomb is very impressive as it literally runs across the water towards you as you reel in. I supply my clients with Diawa Emblem Spod reels – the best spod reel on the market with an incredible 1m retrieve per revolution.
I always use braid when spodding and my clients reels are loaded with the same. I always recommend you wear a finger guard or a glove to protect your finger from braid cuts that can be very painful and will certainly put an end to anymore casting.
The Spomb company have recently made a very important change to their product in the shape of a new material used to manufacture the spring, responsible for opening up the two sides and keeping the spomb open so it retrieves well. I sometimes noticed that after prolonged use this spring would sometimes break so I spoke to Bryan who was already aware of the small change that needed making.
Thanks to the newly designed spring, breakages are a thing of the past, meaning clients can now take their purchased Spombs back to their home country and carry on spombing to their heart’s content.
I often hear of anglers complaining that the Spomb sometimes opens during the cast – the Spomb is not to blame! There are clear instructions printed on the packaging explaining how to turn the front button for a stronger latch and you may need to see which strength suits your bait the best.
If you haven’t tried a Spomb - what are you waiting for!!!
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