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Old 04-17-2019, 08:21 AM   #1
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High Pressure Float Questions

I am trying to prep for my trip to AK in August. I plan on taking some time to do drifts over areas frequented by Halibut and I don't want to lose my new gun or my life to one of these fish.

What size high pressure float would be appropriate for fish under 100#'s?

I am not chasing barn doors here. I just want to get one on the spear while I'm there and don't want to have to pass on fish for lack of gear.

If anyone has any insight I would love to hear it.

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Old 04-17-2019, 08:55 AM   #2
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Re: High Pressure Float Questions

This will do the trick, https://benthicoceansports.com/produ...ics-3atm-float
No real need to go bigger but if you did the 30L is a cheaper version of the riffe 3atm besides a thing or two
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This will do the trick, https://benthicoceansports.com/produ...ics-3atm-float
No real need to go bigger but if you did the 30L is a cheaper version of the riffe 3atm besides a thing or two


Awesome, Mako has a cheaper one with a dive flag, any reason not to use Dans?
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Old 04-17-2019, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: High Pressure Float Questions

Something to consider is the depth and any crazy currents. If you assume the depth is uniform and the fish can not swim to a much deeper depths and there are no reefs or wrecks to snag a floatline and the currents are not crazy strong, then you float should stay on the surface if your line is long enough. So even if a fish is strong enough to sprint and pull a float down for a short time, he can not really do it for long.

The mako hp float with flag is very tough and I would be comfortable try to target a 100
Lb fish with it.
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Something to consider is the depth and any crazy currents. If you assume the depth is uniform and the fish can not swim to a much deeper depths and there are no reefs or wrecks to snag a floatline and the currents are not crazy strong, then you float should stay on the surface if your line is long enough. So even if a fish is strong enough to sprint and pull a float down for a short time, he can not really do it for long.

The mako hp float with flag is very tough and I would be comfortable try to target a 100
Lb fish with it.


Thanks Bud. I checked the topography and it looks free of most structure and the depth only reaches 100ft well outside of where I plan on drifting. I figure a 75ft float maybe even a 50ft float would be adequate.Click image for larger version

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