Today, we’re gonna talk about what we’re using: rod pods and bank-sticks.
Carp fishing in Canada is still in its infancy, so many anglers may not even have heard of these tools. But in Europe and the UK they’re as common as rods and reels. This gear is primarily used by carp fishermen, but any angler who still fishes with bait would appreciate this equipment, especially if he or she can legally use more than one rod at a time. This allows you to sit back and relax while you wait for a strike.
The bank-stick is an extendable rod with a pointy end that goes in the ground, some kind of locking mechanism to adjust the height of the extension, and a universally threaded female receptacle at the other end that typically holds either the rod or a bite alarm and rod. In the simplest situation, the butt rests on the ground and the rod rests in a pair of forks.
A rod pod on the other hand is a fully adjustable rack for holding two or more rods complete with bite alarms and butt rests. Fishermen on piers, wharves, rocky shorelines or boats prefer the rod pod for its stability.
Have a conversation with the pros at Sail to find out what setup is best for you.