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Old 04-16-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Sea Stinger Slip Tips?

Anybody use the Sea Stinger Slip Tips (the one that advertises on sb)? Looking at getting either a mako or one of their's. Mako is 72 bucks, while Sea Stinger is 40 bucks. Would either of these companies fit a JBL threaded shaft?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Re: Sea Stinger Slip Tips?

The Sea stinger comes undone and you lose your fish if your not careful !
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:48 PM   #3
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Re: Sea Stinger Slip Tips?

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The Sea stinger comes undone and you lose your fish if your not careful !
I agree with that on some level. Go to their website and watch their instructional video and you will see the weak link.http://www.seastinger.com/

The design is that you can remove the cable from the tip by twisting a keeper. If you line up a channel with the hole the cable runs through it will come right off with a tug. The first fish I shot with my Sea Stinger (a really nice halibut) I was unaware of this and the fish just swam off with my tip. I got a new tip, watched the videos, and then made sure to keep the channel opposite to the cable.
I have now been shooting with these tips for well over a year with absolutely NO problems. I really love how they shoot, and how well they track. The price is pretty awesome too.

Some clips of me using a Sea Stinger tip. I have it on my AB Biller 32:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtESedgVuSc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFIVoWJM7wU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbddfLtGiBY

They thread to a standard 6mm.

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Old 04-16-2013, 11:07 PM   #4
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Re: Sea Stinger Slip Tips?

I've heard that complaint about the sea stinger tip but I've never had a problem. I love mine. If you take the time to read the directions and learn how it works you won't lose fish. If you just jump in the water without paying attention to the way it works you'll be sorry but it isn't the hardware's fault.
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Old 04-16-2013, 11:35 PM   #5
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...If you just jump in the water without paying attention to the way it works you'll be sorry but it isn't the hardware's fault.
Exactly what happened to me, but like you say, once I read the directions it has been an amazing tip.

I have not shot any really big fish with it, so that is untested by me.
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