I have a problem and it seems the test-and-error method does not work.
Let use Akhtuba wild carp spot as an example:
At 51:138 the ideal clip for carp rods let say are 17 meter (proven by many up to date results).
But the river there is very deep, 8 meter as per map. To make it simple let's assume the map is correct.
If I set the rocket feeder rod's clip to the same 17 meter, the feeding area obviously will be more far from the bank then the carp rods' rigs themselves since -as we know from the developer Q&A- the rocket/bomb feeders populate the area with feed where they hit the water. But meantime the tackles at the end of the carp rods' rigs will be much more closer to the bank since they have to sink to the 8 meter depth.
The actual problem is based on Pythagora's thesis. (a2 and b2 and c2, the 3 edges of the same triangle). So the carp rods' tackles must be longer (they are the longest edge of the triangle) than the spod rod's clip.
Previously I was able to counter this problem by setting the spod rod's clip a bit shorter (like by 1 or 2 meters) than the carp rods' clips for example at river Sura. But here, at the 8 meter deep Akhtuba it just simply does not work.
I tried to set 0 meter, 1 meter, 2 meter, even 4 meter differences and I clearly see, that the 3 carp rods' rigs are not in the feeding area, almost no catch at all. (I am a level 4 carp master with more than 99% bottom fishing, so I can ommit the possibility that I made some basic mistake). I tried the method rig instead of the spod rod to test and that gives me some fish, which makes sense since the feeding area is the same where the baits are in case of method rigs. There is no problem with PVA as well of course since the PVA is at the same spot after cast then the baits. This triangle problem exists only in case of spod rod, but I have to use spod rod since I have no PVA option yet.
So please let me know what you think how long would be the ideal clip for the spod rod if the carp rods are set to 17 meter and the river is 8 meter deep?
Thank you in advacnce,