CARP HACK: Deliberately open your Spomb in mid-air!

CARP HACK: Deliberately open your Spomb in mid-air!
Getting your Spomb to open in mid-air can be a real edge

Getting your Spomb to open in mid-air can be a real edge

Spombs have become a must-have baiting tool for carp anglers.

They can be used to introduce tight patches of bait with unerring accuracy, but with a little crafty tweak they can also be used to create a big spread of boilies over your chosen spot.

This can keep the carp in your swim, rather than seeing them depart into the next one after clearing you out. 

It works particularly well on well-stocked venues and ‘runs’ waters, and all you have to do is jam half a boilie in the tail fin before casting out. 

This makes the Spomb open in mid-air under the force of the cast, propelling your boilies out with a scatter-baiting effect and creating a larger spread of bait.

The desired effect is a spread of boilies in a wider area

The desired effect is a spread of boilies in a wider area



Brad Greening is a master of the tactic and used it to win the British Young Carp Anglers Championship (BYCAC) title in 2011.

He told Carpfeed: “The boilie in the fin means that the Spomb only just clicks together. When you cast out, it opens in mid-air, propels the boilies out to your spot and covers an area about the size of a bivvy groundsheet.

“It takes a bit of practice to get right – to gauge how hard you need to cast to get the Spomb to open at the right time – but it’s not hard. 

“Once mastered it’s easy to get 18mm boilies out 70-80 yards or so, even further if the wind is behind you. 

“On heavily stocked waters this spread of bait keeps the fish feeding longer in your swim.

“It’s also a far quicker way to bait up because you don’t have to reel the Spomb in all the way from the spot.

"It’s even ‘seagull-proof’ because they can’t home in on more than one boilie, as they can with a throwing stick!”

HOW TO

1) Fill your Spomb with a handful of your chosen boilies

2) Place half a boilie in the tail fin at the back of the Spomb

3) When the front is clipped together it should look like this