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10-29-2002, 08:14 AM
Maybe I should make this a new forum catagory, for when all of our gear gets mixed together.
John, Scott, Rusty ...... does anyone know where my foam three tank rack is?
10-29-2002, 09:00 AM
I can see you guy's have your priorities straight....
All of you are missing some type of gear, but I havn't heard one peep about a misplaced fish! HA!
10-29-2002, 09:03 AM
No misplaced fish, no misplaced guns!
How was Las Vegas?
10-29-2002, 11:34 AM
My buddy lost his 48" Biller w/ 357 powerhead off New Port Richey two weeks ago......probably still floating out there somewhere.:(
He was stringing a fish and thought he had the shaft in in hand too. Current was running pretty good. Next thing he knows he's looking for his gun..... we looked for a couple of hours, hoping it would finally float up, but never did.
10-29-2002, 01:11 PM
To bad he didn't have one of Spearfishing Specialties guns with one of those bright yellow butts. Those are gun savers...speaking from experience.
10-29-2002, 01:50 PM
Hey guys, I am real new to this sport and can't give any personal advice on this subject. However I did attend one of Spear Ones seminars and one of his tips was to put your arm through the band while stringing your fish. I did this on my one and only spearfishing trip to this point and I don't think it slowed anything down at all. Plus, even if it did slow ya down a little whats that compared to losing $200 to $450 worth of gun.I plan on making this a habit cause I can't afford to have my SS Commercial Rhino go floating away. I know this is a problem cause one of the VERY experienced shooters on my last trip lost his gun. Luckily, his floated up and we did find it. But he did ascend pretty quickly trying to keep it in sight. On the topic I will admit I lost my brand new Titanium dive knife not once but twice on the trip. Captain Jim saw me lose it the first time and gave it back to me. Instead of stowing it in my wetsuit like I should have I kept it in my hand and lost it again while messing around with a fish. I was so into the shooting and stringing thing I must have just dropped it. So if any of you guys find a black/yellow UK Titanium knife out in the north Middle Grounds let me know.
10-29-2002, 02:09 PM
While your looking for lost guns off the coast of Pasco, I let one float away in 80 ft. about a month ago. Man, I loved that gun. It was a 48" SS Rhino that I couldn' t miss with if I tried. In fact, I was still in my descent and saw a hog fish on the bottom and shot him. I kicked my way down to the bottom, and while I was stringing him, I realized I had let go of my gun. I went up as fast as I safey could, but never found it.
The moral of the story: On the Rhino, either weight the handle, or carry a spare shaft at all times (or, get real good at remembering to place your arms through the bands, like it's second nature).
10-29-2002, 02:41 PM
That's a good point Scott....I've heard of people getting lead shot and mixing it with slow dry epoxy. Then they pour it into the handle.
10-29-2002, 04:58 PM
don' t use the lead shot, makes gun of balance . always. always immeditely after shooting put your arm through the band. have not lost a gun in 25 yr. next time i go out of port richery i think i will just troll for lost guns and not dive.
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