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Old 11-16-2011, 11:58 PM   #31
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

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why do u prefer spectra on ur slip tips over cable for doggies?
I believe the cable cuts the fish. I've been using only spectra for several years now and have never had an issue. In fact I havent had to change the spectra on the tips ever.

Personal preference I guess
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:21 AM   #32
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Where do you shoot your Doggies 2fishin2 ?
Those are very very nice sizes and a few too.......wow, drolling drooling. You are saying winter, what water temperature is your winter ? Me in tropics only have upwelling for cool water and nothing else.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:31 AM   #33
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

Ha... the doggies... it's been some time I haven't practiced this ultra-adventurous hunting... Missed it!
It is not only the amazing power of the species but also the wild environment they usually choose to live in. Doggies and sharks, fighting for a piece of burley right under your fins, the shot, the tremendous run, the landing with your knees trembling from the adrenaline rush...
I agree with Cam. We worked them better with standard floppers. A shaft nailed in the fish makes it surrender much easier than a slip tip.
Even though we were rather accustomed with deep spearing (due to our med origin...), the biggest fish were shot right under our flashers, at 20-40 ft of depth. During the first days of the trips, when "doggie fever" was still at the peak we were chasing them at deep waters with poor results and many lost fish. Then, we got adopted and some monsters followed us on deck.
The "secret"? Stay calm and let them approach. Then, a single/double banded 130-140 gun is more than enough.
We were using floatline +bungee combos and 2 buoys, a 3lt rob allen+ a 2 atm. riffe torpedo float.
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:19 PM   #34
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

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I believe the cable cuts the fish. I've been using only spectra for several years now and have never had an issue. In fact I havent had to change the spectra on the tips ever.

Personal preference I guess

Gotcha... good to know.... i always use spectra on my slip tips that i use on my smaller set ups, and i love it. Easy to rig and no kinking. However, I have never used it when hunting larger species such as YFT. Maybe i will make the switch....... This is a great thread. I have landed my fair share of decent size yellowfin (10 over 100 pounds), but the infamous Dog Tooths are obviously in a class of there own. I plan on going on the hunt for one at the end of next year, and gaining all the knowledge to shoot and land one is half the battle and half the fun. Ive already gained some great insight from this thread...
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:29 PM   #35
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

Have to agree with the floppers also. They do tend to slow the fish more. You get a better hold with the slip but it doesnt hurt them as much.

I enjoy threads like this....
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:51 PM   #36
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Woodward, what diameter spectra are you using? type? source?
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #37
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JON hahah its hollow and I get it from neptonics. i dont know size but its great to work with ill see if i can find out and get back to you.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:04 PM   #38
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

are u using a knot or a crimp at the end of ur spectra to keep it from coming through the hole on the slide?
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:40 PM   #39
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are u using a knot or a crimp at the end of ur spectra to keep it from coming through the hole on the slide?
knot a big one
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Old 11-18-2011, 03:35 PM   #40
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I've tested the single overhand knot with a couple different brands of spectra. The knot will come untied or conform to the size of the hole and then the whole knot comes out. This has happened with as little as 150 lbs of force. I use a double overhand stopper knot with no problems.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:04 PM   #41
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

On a somewhat unrelated note, what does the meat of Doggie's taste like? Compared with something more common like say Yellowfin? Also, are they known to carry Ciguatera like other reef fish from hotspot areas?
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:20 AM   #42
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what does the meat of Doggie's taste like?
excellent
in my modest opinion, very similar to bigeye tuna and much tasty than albacore... unfortunately the consumer comp on the Blue Planet is sometimes unfair
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:43 AM   #43
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~~ Virgili, I see that you eat sushi the way I do!


~ Dogtooth tuna = Widow Maker!
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:14 PM   #44
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Virgili, I see that you eat sushi the way I do!


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Where do you shoot your Doggies 2fishin2 ?
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:11 AM   #45
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Re: Spearing Dogtooth Tuna

heheeh, thanks Virgili.......... my apology, I meant to ask 2fishin2 mean which part of the world he hunted his Doggie

I am confused some area of the Pacific has Doggie and some doesn't.
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