When casting out after spodding with your hookbait etc what method do you use to cast in same place each time? If I leave line clip on I can’t use the drag. I’m confused! I know about elastic but is it accurate enough?
Personally I favour pole elastic markers on my line and break the cast as soon as the knot rattles up the rod on the cast. I find by breaking the cast as the knot leaves the tip guide and sinking the rig on a tight line you generally recover the extra line which has left the spool whilst tightening down. I definitely prefer this method than clipping up into the spool clip. So long as you aren’t in too deep a water whereby you simply let more line go on the cast before breaking I find this method incredibly simple to use and very accurate.
If you aren’t confident enough to do this or when fishing tight to a island for example You can tuck a tag end of the elastic into the line clip of your spool. This is not only kinder on the line but will also break in the event of an immediate savage take.
The beauty of pole elastic (I usually use around it in size 4 or 6) is that it doesn’t hamper the cast too much. Some anglers used to use power gum markers but I never did like this as the line would stick on it and sometimes jam during the cast.
Hope this helps
Best fishes, Shaun