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Old 07-12-2019, 07:47 PM   #3
popgun pete
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Re: Belt reel with breakaway, or complete breakaway to float

A polespear is not such a good idea with big fast swimming fish, my buddy shot a yellowtail and it took off with the polespear hanging out one side as it escaped at full power. Neither it nor the polespear were ever seen again.

A detachable head with its own cable would work, the tip imbeds in the fish and detaches and the tip and its trailing cable head off at best speed while you refit the polespear with another tip to try and finish the fish off. The real danger is the fish may haul you along via the cable and if a cable loop gets thrown around you then you are in big trouble. Desperate fish even of a moderate size with undiminished swimming capability can easily overpower a diver as their lives are depending on it, and maybe yours!
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