Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > All Other Gear

All Other Gear Tanks, BCDs, Regs, Fins, Stringers, and all other gear we use in Spearfishing.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-14-2012, 03:21 PM   #16
AndrewK
Registered User
 
AndrewK's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: St Pete beach
Age: 28
Posts: 3,509
Re: Floatline clutch

Spearfishing Bluefin tuna 282kg (621.7pounds) - YouTube

If you guys fastforward to the 2:56 mark you can see one in action.... not clearly but its there.
__________________
Coastie

RIP Nate 6/08/14... "Putmeincoach"
AndrewK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2012, 07:42 PM   #17
dr.ed
Registered User
 
dr.ed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: West Virginia
Age: 71
Posts: 972
Re: Floatline clutch

[quote= josh is neptonics

phil[/QUOTE]

Duh I knew that; senior moment. TIA


[quote=

most of joshes floatlines have a shackle on one end ,remove it , put the cluch on the line , put the shackle back on. if you have have welded rings on both ends you will have to cut one off and replace it with a shackle
phil[/quote]
Mahalo, this is the info i sought.
dr.ed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #18
Castronova
The Conch Republic
 
Castronova's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Key West, FL
Age: 34
Posts: 1,309
Re: Floatline clutch

Got to play with the clutch the other day. Great design and very simple.

On the other hand I ordered a float line from josh in anticipation of using the clutch but the line came with two welded rings. I guess I shouldn't have assumed but I thought since he sells the clutch he would put a shackle on one end of the float lines (I do understand the way he sent it is strongest). This is a relatively new product so if you do not order them at the same time (float line and clutch), or add a float line later you might want to specify a shackle on one end and safe yourself the time.
Castronova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2013, 10:24 PM   #19
Apneaddict
Registered User
 
Apneaddict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 548
Re: Floatline clutch

I'm thinking of getting one to use on a 100' floatline that I'd use at around 60' for reefing (with the rest coiled up)... And 100' for blue water work.

Anyone else doing the same or think this'd work?
Apneaddict is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2015, 11:19 AM   #20
Stressless
That's a good thing.
 
Stressless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Navarre, FL
Posts: 59
Re: Floatline clutch

So I've been building my own floatlines from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2YOMimPrUw

2 Questions:

1) Will the plug fit through the clutch?

2) If I choke up say 20' on the PVC the internal dynema would never engage (due to the 7'/25' stretch rate) so the I'm only counting on the PVC strength before component failure correct?

Thanks for any feedback.

Stressless
__________________

Stressless

Stressless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 10:59 AM   #21
Peezy
Registered User
 
Peezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 48
Re: Floatline clutch

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apneaddict View Post
I'm thinking of getting one to use on a 100' floatline that I'd use at around 60' for reefing (with the rest coiled up)... And 100' for blue water work.

Anyone else doing the same or think this'd work?
Apnea, this is exactly the setup I just grabbed from Josh to use in the situation you just described. I have not yet used it but he explained it was perfect for this since it is so easy to adjust the length. Further, if you get a fish on the line that rocks up, bringing in the clutch so there is constant pressure on the line going to the fish will bring it out (provided it's not too fouled) after stopping for a water break, letting the float do your work without the danger of doing 60'-90' repeat dives to clear a fish. Been there, and it's just asking for SWB.
Peezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2016, 11:00 AM   #22
Peezy
Registered User
 
Peezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 48
Re: Floatline clutch

Wow, I just realized how old this thread was....my bad.
Peezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2016, 06:47 PM   #23
Neptonic Systems
Official Sponsor
 
Neptonic Systems's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 436
Re: Floatline clutch

As Phil mentioned you simply undo the shackle at the end of your floatline feed the clutch on and redo up. We have it permanently set up on our floatlines as 1. you never know when you might need it and 2. It makes your floatline very versatile if you want to run it at different lengths.

Here's Tanc using it on his Marlin. You can see he's shortening the line as he swims with the marlin and once he's shortened it to the minimum length it allows him to go hands free to reload his second gun.

__________________
Neptonics Website
Instagram
Facebook



Quality you can trust from North America's Largest Selection of Spearfishing Equipment.
Neptonic Systems is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:50 AM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com