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04-05-2004, 01:19 PM
Thats right get all done and over with so we can get the season started......
I was in on Sunday caught the 7:45 High tide. Dove in my wet suit - warm except my hands - froze. Vis was solid .
I was in to work with a new Rhino gun Spearone built. Great gun- the speed load is key.
Let the water warm and let the fish come back.
04-05-2004, 05:25 PM
Im not going in till I finish putting a new neck seal on my dry suit. The wet suit doesent come out for another two of three months.
04-05-2004, 07:11 PM
I went in a few days ago with my 7mm hooded and a 1mm hooded vest, 5mm socks and gloves. Cant say I was warm, but I wasnt freezing...just cold and clammy...the water temp read about 42....The blow has churned up the water pretty bad. Max vis was 5-6 ft and that is being generous At this time of the year, the water is usually crystal clear. .Alot of small bass in the inlet to 20 lbs being caught and released by the flounder guys. Im just getting ready for the 15th when bass season opens up here....cant wait....
What do you guys have on Long Island this time of year?
I have been diving North of Boston and down in Westport and ain't seen sqwat...less a few urchins.
don't expect to see a striper till may.
04-05-2004, 07:53 PM
Lots of flounder. Theres a lot of small stripers around and I figure in a few weeks there will be more schooling up prior to moving up the hudson to spawn.
I hate the cold so Im not planing to get in too soon. Ill start the season off diving dry doing SCUBA, I mate for a dive boat so Im out every weekend. As soon as the weather warms a little Ill be freediving.
I have been in all winter diving dry- up north- where the water is approx 36-38. there is nothing to see. I was in westport in my wet suit - just to feel it out. cold and not much activity. 46 degrz.
we will be scollop diving later this month- when my crew launch their boats.... but we'll get there.
04-06-2004, 06:43 PM
Hey vin, tell me about your new gun, what the heck is a speed loader? Sounds cool..
check out spearone's web site. www.spearfishingspecialties.com
the comercial guns have a diff line rigging system. I bought a Rhino 36. (can't seem to attach the picture). But its way less hassel to load.
See text from the site:
The Speed Load allows you to reload the gun in half the time conventional line systems require. The Speed Load is faster because you wrap both ends of the mono line (shaft end & muzzle end) onto the gun at the same time. The loop created at the other end of the line has the Speed Load band. The band is stretched over the muzzle catch and the line reloading is complete.
The Speed Load band is the only part of the line system which will deteriorate over time. Conventional "shock cords" must be completely replaced when the latex tubing naturally breaks down. The Speed Load system avoids this problem because the only part of the Speed Load system which needs to be replaced is the tension band. All new spearguns are equipped with one extra Speed Load band. The replacement line kits include two Speed Load bands and the bands are also sold separately.
The Speed Load line system includes our exclusive EZ Stow feature. The line has disconnect clips at each end, which enable you to disconnect the line from the shaft and stow the line under the barrel of the gun. The EZ Stow enables you to safely stow the line during travel or switch to "freeshaft" any time during the dive.
04-07-2004, 06:17 PM
Is this the one you have?
I bought Rhino Classic 36 inch. It has the Polyurethane Polymer coating over the Mahogany. I take good care of my gear but tend tend to beat the hell out of it. The Rhino still has the mono line but a diffrent line rig w/ the speed loader.
04-07-2004, 09:44 PM
I dove RI 2 weeks ago and the water was a brisk 37 at about 10 feet, so it wasn't very fun. Didn't see anything except mussels. All the starfish had disappeared well I am going to do it again so I can be ready for the 19th gotta get some flounder before turkey season. Anyway the water doesn't have much to offer me to go for a swim theses days.
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