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Old 03-28-2018, 08:52 PM   #151
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Re: Oregon spearfishing

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Old 04-29-2018, 02:04 PM   #152
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I moved up from San Diego and was wondering what size gun and wetsuit I should be looking into getting for the water up here.
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Old 04-29-2018, 02:51 PM   #153
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I moved up from San Diego and was wondering what size gun and wetsuit I should be looking into getting for the water up here.
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https://www.facebook.com/groups/362344787266968/ is the place to ask. This forum is obsolete. Everyone left.

55cm with a rock tip,
7mm for winter
5mm for summer

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Old 05-12-2018, 11:54 AM   #154
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I moved up from San Diego and was wondering what size gun and wetsuit I should be looking into getting for the water up here.
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I'm a Carlsbad transplant up here outside Eugene(2 years). I cut my teeth kayak fishing and diving off Ponto beach. I free dive Florence on a regular basis(crabbing and pole spearing). I currently still use my surf suit from down there 3/2 with a 1mm booster vest under and a hood. I'm good in 52 degree water as long as the sun is out for an hour or so. I really need to get a thicker suit!

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Old 05-12-2018, 06:06 PM   #155
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Re: Oregon spearfishing

Hey Leigh - not everyone left. I'm still here!

As for the size of gun - an 80 - 90 cm is about right given the species of fish we have and the visibility we deal with. I use a Riffe Comp 0 and it is perfect.

As for wet suits, 7MM is standard if you want to stay out any length of time. Riffe makes good suits, Mako suits are probably the best value for the dollar, but what ever you get you want nylon on the outside and unlined on the inside for maximum warmth. You will need suit slip to get it on.
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Old 05-12-2018, 07:46 PM   #156
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Re: Oregon spearfishing

Im moving up to Corvallis in a few months so im looking for spearos around the Newport area to go with, i would like to kayak to the offshore reefs and i dont want to run solo.
I dive northern California which in the winter is similar condions ( bad vis and sub 50 degree water).
7mm open cell no doubt, i get cold after 4 hours at 48 degrees.

For a gun i use a chopped pathos 50 with a roller head.
In good vis i use a pathos 82. A rob allen is equaly effectice as pathos but stick with a decent quality pipe gun. The biggest mistake you can have in less than 5 foot of vis is have a oversize gun, better to overpower a short gun since blacks and lings tend to be point blank shots half the time. You dont need carbon barrel, there is no benefit on a small gun. You can pick up a pathos or rob allen for under 200 bucks on sale if you look around.
I build my own wood bluewater guns and still prefer a pipe gun over a wood gun for bad viz. Just my preference though.
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