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Old 04-26-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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Where is the best place to buy 200# mono and crimps to replace on my riffe speargun? The last Amberjack put up a pretty good fight at the Oriskany and I have some deep cuts in my line from the amberjack getting tangled up in the tower. I don't want to lose a $60 shaft over weak mono.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Might wanna consider using 1/16th stainless cable. Seems to work well just be sure to double crimp and shrink wrap. I have a swag tool if you decide to go that route and need to borrow it
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I thought about trying that but then thought that the cable will probably fray and cause sharp surfaces on the wire which isn't very good for the hands or near air lines or if you get tangled up in it having a way to cut out of steel cable in the event of an emergency.
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I bought my mono and crimpers at Outcast on Barrancas. http://www.outcastfishingandhunting.com/

I think my mono is 300 or 400#.

I was considering switching over to SS cable until I used a buddy's gun a few weeks ago and ran some wire into my hand.

Anyone try coated SS cable? Have any sources for it?

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I bought my mono and crimpers at Outcast on Barrancas. http://www.outcastfishingandhunting.com/

I think my mono is 300 or 400#.

I was considering switching over to SS cable until I used a buddy's gun a few weeks ago and ran some wire into my hand.

Anyone try coated SS cable? Have any sources for it?

thx!
That is all I ever used for big fish, that and a quick release, just in case of an encounter with a crazy wounded fish. I used to get mine at Ships Chandler in Destin.
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Dont bother with the steel. get you some spectra/dyneema and call it good. the riffe mono is like 1.3mm and #850 lb spectra is 1.9mm i think. spearitco.com is your best friend. you can buy it by the foot or by the reel.
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That is all I ever used for big fish, that and a quick release, just in case of an encounter with a crazy wounded fish. I used to get mine at Ships Chandler in Destin.
Cool. Do you remember what type it was?

SS: 316, weave: 7x19, coated in PVC?
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Dont bother with the steel. get you some spectra/dyneema and call it good. the riffe mono is like 1.3mm and #850 lb spectra is 1.9mm i think. spearitco.com is your best friend. you can buy it by the foot or by the reel.
Thanks. Looks like a great site.
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Dont bother with the steel. get you some spectra/dyneema and call it good. the riffe mono is like 1.3mm and #850 lb spectra is 1.9mm i think. spearitco.com is your best friend. you can buy it by the foot or by the reel.
So is the spectra better than the kevlar?
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Where is the best place to buy 200# mono and crimps to replace on my riffe speargun? The last Amberjack put up a pretty good fight at the Oriskany and I have some deep cuts in my line from the amberjack getting tangled up in the tower. I don't want to lose a $60 shaft over weak mono.
I will look and see if I still have some #300 lbs mono and crimps. If I do you are welcome to have what you need.
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