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Old 05-16-2014, 09:18 AM   #1
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hi all , recently struck a interest in spear fishing by means of free diving and was wondering if there are others doing the same thing that would care to share information as spots to go, the do's and dont's, im not asking for a free ride just some advise to keep me and the wife out of trouble and maybe get a few fish. also anther quick question, we are using a Hawaiian sling and was wondering does anyone tie a small rope to the band to keep from loosing it to big fish? all positive information appreciated .
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Second that..... Where are you located?
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Stop by if you're ever near Destin, or feel free to give me a call. Regarding you question about the sling....I'm guessing you're actually referring to a polespear, the answer is yes. Most economical method is to make a ring that your band runs through, it can be made out of some heavy mono but that might not last too long. check this out for ideas http://benthicoceansports.com/collec...-big-game-band
Use that ring to attach a floatline to a float and you're in business!
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I tie a Flemish knot in the same hole that my band strings go through.
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hi all , recently struck a interest in spear fishing by means of free diving and was wondering if there are others doing the same thing that would care to share information as spots to go, the do's and dont's, im not asking for a free ride just some advise to keep me and the wife out of trouble and maybe get a few fish. also anther quick question, we are using a Hawaiian sling and was wondering does anyone tie a small rope to the band to keep from loosing it to big fish? all positive information appreciated .
You may want to try pensacola beach this weekend.
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I tie a Flemish knot in the same hole that my band strings go through.

You'll loose power like this.

For your polespear. Take dyneema or even parachord and tie a loop knot or bowlin knot to the band with about same length of tag as your spear. At the end of that tag attach it to your float line. When you draw the shaft keep that knot in your hand. This is basically what I call a shooting line for polespears. It thin and you can load easily... Presto.

Headhunter makes a big game band that's backed with dyneema so it's Unbreakable as well with a ring on the band you can tie to.

You be able to let the whole rig go I'd need be and work the fish from the surface. With both of these options.


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That band sounds good. I had a 10 pound Ulua snap my band in Hawaii. I'm not a big pole spear guy unless it's for smaller fish. We had a challenge going and figured I'd give it a shot. These peacock grouper are about the biggest I go after with a 3 prong now.
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Now if you are using a real Hawaiian sling. Your gonna be free shafting unless you buy the new gorilla from headhunter.... That has it's own real on it. Pretty badass but not really something I would use on the panhandle.

Get down to benthic and get some dyneema line hooked up, a float line and a float, you'll be in the game ready to pound the studs!


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