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All About Pole Spears & Slings What is it about that traditional method of the early hunter/gatherers under the water? These devices are indeed interesting and effective.

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Old 07-14-2017, 11:27 AM   #1
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Pole spear build/repair ?'s

Picked up a cheap eBay pole spear. It was 9' two yellow fiberglass sections and a carbon front section. I knew I shouldn't have bought it but I figured what the heck. I got extra insurance for $1.99. it snapped the first time I attempted to load it. Just before the fitting where the bottom section screws into the middle. Insurance refunded me my money and the seller is sending me a replacement.

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1. I was able to heat up and remove the fittings from the broken section. I was thinking about getting some 1/2" od 6061 aluminum rod or tube and installing the fittings on it to make a better pole spear.

2. Should I get solid or tube? Weight doesn't seem that much different?

3. Should I just do the rear section or get two 36" pieces and just use the carbon front if I need the extra length?

4. Get 2 solid 12mm carbon fiber rods and make a 3pc carbon spear.

5. Throw it in the Garbage.

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Old 07-31-2017, 04:48 PM   #2
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Re: Pole spear build/repair ?'s

Some pictures would help of the busted pole. If anything, it will show others what not to buy.
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