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Old 08-05-2019, 12:51 PM   #46
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Re: shark Shield in the Middle Grounds

Originally Posted by CuzzA View Post
Nah, these clips breakaway with about tens pounds of force. When I used a loose loop zip tie the leash kept falling out. I did not want it cinched down. Is that how you secured it with the mono?
I had the same problem using loops of mono. What i do now is run the mono attaching to the leash through the mesh itself that covers the outside of the leash, when looping it around the leash. This has solved that problem.

The other problem i still have is the leash banging against the fin and making noise, not sure how to fix that and i've started threads about it on spearboard before.

Someone was bitten this weekend in key biscayne. There is a video somewhere online that shows the rescue and bite in his arm.

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Old 08-06-2019, 12:25 PM   #47
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Re: shark Shield in the Middle Grounds

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One of my worst dives was May 1st of 2018 (grouper opener here). The seas had been pretty rough and none of the shark boats had been out for a week or so. The poor little sharks were starving as their owners had not been around to feed them. On this dive I mistakenly thought I was far enough away from the regular shark feeding areas but I was wrong. They showed up in full force after a few minutes.


After this experience, i increased the number of PPDs I carry and I started using a shark shield.
Holy Toledo! Would've needed some wet wipes after that. Good thing they showed up before you had a chance to string up a fish, could've been worse.
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:17 PM   #48
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Re: shark Shield in the Middle Grounds

Stringing fish is just asking for trouble here. Fish get floated to the top with carter floats and hopefully picked up by the boat before the sharks get them.
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