When you are static carp fishing, your carp rods are usually lying on the rod holders. These rods can't be fixed to the rests because you need to be able to react quickly when you get a run – you have to pick up the rod immediately. Of course, there is a risk here. If you get a very hard run and you are not in time with your rods, it can happen that the rod is pulled from the support, especially when a fish does not swim straight away from the rod but moves sideways. There are various ways of preventing the rod ending up in the water. Of course, it is important that the drag or freespool of the reel is not set too tightly, as the fish will then be unable to take up line and will immediately pull on the rod. Well clamped back supports also help, as the handle of the rod is more or less secured by the pressure here. The best solution, however, is to use snag ears.
Because the line is often hooked on the tip, there is a risk of the rod being pulled off the support. Snag ears are attached under the front rod rest, for example under the bite alarm. The two upright rods then come to rest on either side of the rod. If the rod is pulled hard, the snag ear simply stops the rod from moving. The rod cannot come off the rods in this way. On a take, however, you lift the rod straight up, so that the snag ears do not bother you.
Snag ears are available in a variety of designs and there are even snag ears on the market that have an LED, so you can see them clearly in the dark. In combination with illuminated swingers or hangers this looks stunning. Every well-known carp brand has snag ears in its range. Major brands such as Fox, Delkim, JRC and NGT are very popular when it comes to snag ears and are therefore among our bestsellers in this category.