Great little tip here I picked up from my mate Phil Calloway at the week-end. So obvious and so simple but I hadn’t previously seen anyone else do it.
He was commenting on me Spombing and how quickly I was able to get a bed of boilies out with it and was amazed at the speed and ease of retrieve. I was saying that the big attraction to me in the first place was the fact that there was zero spod spill. I have always been paranoid about the carp spooking on the line whilst eating free bait. This is the reason I usually try and fish the near side of a baited area or to the side of it rather than smack bang in the middle which I often see others do.
I know Phil likes the long rocket style spods for putting boilies out with and I mentioned that the problem with them in my opinion is that they always drop 3 or 4 boilies out the back end in flight depending upon how many you load. This was when Phil’s little gem of wisdom came into place.
“ I don’t drop any boilies out the back of mine”. He said.
“Well I always have unless I bung the end with a PVA nugget or ground bait etc which I find to be a lot of messing around and takes me out of the rhythm of quick and accurate spodding”. I replied.
“Oh, don’t you use gravel? I always drop a few bits of gravel in after the boilies. This way you just have the odd gravel bit drop out rather than bait”.
Brilliant yet oh so simple. Why hadn’t I thought of that one all those years ago whilst putting up with spod spill?