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What Makes For A Good Sand Spike Rod Holder?

Posted By: Scuba Chris

What Makes For A Good Sand Spike Rod Holder? - 11/30/19 08:29 PM

Understanding The Positives & Negatives Of Sand Spikes!

I've been asked by many surf casters abroad what i look for in a sand spike & where to locate a decent sand spike. Most countries rely on cut long sections of PVC tubing. Those are ok for most smaller species. In Florida from Melbourne to Pompano that's the main type of sand spike. I also saw my bud loosing his expensive rig off Pompano using that set-up. So i sent him 3 Hawaiian 1/4in aluminum sand spikes & he loved them!

I'm going to show you what i use & what i wouldn't even touch. Experience of 45yrs of fishing around the World has taught me a lot. I'm sure they're better rigging set-ups out there, i'd love to hear about them. To this day i never lost a rig. Never.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox8l7t825oM

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Posted By: Hail Boy

Re: What Makes For A Good Sand Spike Rod Holder? - 12/01/19 03:27 PM

I fish Melbourne all the time, love the pomp run!



Sand Spike


I use these or thick PVC Spikes from StrikeZone in Melbourne if I’m in a hurry.
Posted By: Slow Drifter

Re: What Makes For A Good Sand Spike Rod Holder? - 12/08/19 11:26 PM

He probably had his drag set too tight, or he had the pipe facing the surf, or both. I've never lost a rig out of a PVC sand spike in about 30 years. Bait Runner type reels really help, too. Best of luck to you, friend!
Posted By: Scuba Chris

Re: What Makes For A Good Sand Spike Rod Holder? - 12/09/19 02:54 AM

I fished for Pomps out off Pompano Beach using sand fleas. They were common enough but never could catch that "big one"!
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