View Full Version : slip tip or paralyzer
11-02-2008, 07:47 PM
I know I should post this in the polespear section, but I want some east coast advice first. On my last hunt I had about 3-5' viz, boated the gun & switched to my trusty trident spear w/ a double wing slip tip. Took a dive down to about 25' & see a nice sea bass under me. He shows me his broad side, I take aim, he takes off as I release, my tip slides between two giant boulders. Well needless to say, I pull back & my slip-tip is stuck at the wedge. I slide down the shaft & try to release it with no luck. I'm running out of air & of course I didn't use a float line. Luckily, 12 dives later, I find it, wrap a rope around the bungee, & wriggle it free from the surface. My question is which tip do you think is more suitable to this region? I know for stripers, you're going to need the slip tip, but they typically don't hang on the rocks. Has anybody shot a 5# + tog w/ a paralzyer? Will it work?
11-03-2008, 07:22 AM
Any well placed hard shot is the first priority- that being said it depends upon the force of your shot.
I have a JBL spearpole, but it is very very light, which is a drawback- I wanna get a heavier spearpole like a puig. A heavier pole would deliver a much more effective shot.
The tog are also very soft which makes it easier.
I guess what I'm saying is this- when I'm jetty hunting in NJ and targeting tog, trigger and sheepshead, I feel very confident in my pole with the paralyzer because most shots are pretty close range. I prefer the paralyzer because many of the fish seek shelter between the rocks or in a hole- the paralyzer can fit those areas and not get hung up.
I guess if I had a heavier pole with more punch I'd use it other than near jettys etc.
I've used the slip tip if I felt that there would be larger fish in the area...
I guess my answer isn't much of an anwer....
11-06-2008, 12:28 PM
Personally I don't like the paralyzer for tog. I know people use it but I don't like it for decent size tog. Tog with a polespear seem to go wild if not hit dead on and a good one can thrash pretty good so I like my tip to toggle. I like the screw on extension tahitian flopper the best but I don't really have much experience with a slip tip other then the JBL one which I hated on the polespear because digging it out of triggerfish sucked. Check out the polespear forum for all the info and advice you'll ever need. Those guys are no joke with polespears. You can hook up a float line to your polespear too. I do it and it's not really a pain at all.
11-06-2008, 02:31 PM
It depends on what you are shooting I think. Big fish use Slip-tip. Rockfish use a paralizer.
11-14-2008, 10:16 AM
I've been lurking long enough, about time I get involved.
I spear is similar conditions. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. We hunt in the rocks around the island and spine of the tunnel for tog and sheep.
When the vis is real poor the trusty pole spear is king. I have more luck with a pole spear than my gun. especialy in the rocks. for the fish holding tight to the rocks like tog I use a paralyzer. It makes it easy to pin them down and it seems to penatrate a heck of alot better than a rock point.
I use the JBL 14'' slip tip also, but its better for bigger fish.working the bridge pilings, and fish in open water. You crush a rock with that tip and it gets dull fast. the thing i didn't like about the slip tip was the heavy stainless cable. I cut it off and replaced it with 250lb power pro. for the tip i tied a loop passed through the hole and around the tip......like a loop for a fishing sinker...that way if i shoot a fat fish I can just unloop the tip a the power pro just slides out......Eric
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