This is the world exclusive first look at Fox’s new Impact Spod. Designed to fly, straighter, further and more accurately than any other bait feed device, it will surely be a huge hit with specimen anglers.
Having looked at the bait delivery devices currently available on the market, the product design team at Fox believed that there was still room for further development for a product that could perform in a different way.
“This new spod is a really exciting development,” said Lewis Porter, Fox Group Media Manager.
“Watching the birth of the new product over the past two years – with secrecy paramount at all times – has been difficult but hugely rewarding,” he added.
“Most of my fishing is done using boilies, and I’ve found during testing that the Impact Spod gives me a far better spread of baits around the swim than any other delivery method.
“Because the spod enters the water at a slight angle, all you need to do is flick your wrist to fire the bait out of the spod and distribute the boilies over a wider area of your swim. That means you don’t have to use as many boilies, saving you money in the long-term.
“The spod also creates a much better feeding pattern.”
Following a two-year research and development programme, and countless hours of field-testing, the Fox Impact Spod was born.
Sold under licence from Spomb Fishing Ltd, the Impact Spod boasts unique features that set it apart from other bait delivery devices.
Features such as the ‘scoop’ body shape allow for rapid, single-handed loading. This unique body and lid design not only enables you to fill the device very quickly, but it also makes for highly efficient loading, resulting in a ‘one scoop’ operation that fills the entire inner compartment!
The spod’s ‘complete fill’ enables you to put your bait out as quickly as possible, and additionally allows for an even weight distribution. This makes it very stable in flight.
Another benefit of the scoop design, in addition to the easy loading, is that it enables a tapered bait release should you wish to create a wider spread of free offerings, as opposed to tightly grouped patches. This feature can be handy when fishing a boilie-only approach or ‘big hit’ fishing with multiple rods on one large baited area.
The small sized spod holds a payload of 30-35 15mm boilies, while the large size holds 55-60 15mm baits.Price: Large £12.99, Small £10.99Filling the spod
The way the spod is filled is integral to the way it works. When the spod is full, it is completely stable in flight.
The spod has an optimum weight distribution, so the bait doesn’t plunge down to the nose end and make it top heavy. Instead the spod flies straight and true, with a casting distance of more than 200 yards achieved in field trials.
Some of the Impact Spod’s features:
Scoop design allows for rapid single-handed loading
- Efficient filling shape for a ‘complete fill’
- Aerodynamically tuned for optimum casting performance for accurate baiting at extreme long range
- Spring mechanism is encapsulated to prevent bait from being able to interfere with it
- Intrinsically buoyant – in the event of a crack-off it will float and drift into the margins
- Robust, damage-preventing design
- Top quality, anti-rust stainless steel components
- Size 7 swivel moulded into top of flights for attaching to mainline
- Unique shape allows for a wider spread of bait, should you wish to achieve this