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Technical Spearfishing Technical Scuba diving is generally defined as going deeper than 130 feet. You must have the proper training for this extreme aspect of spearfishing.

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Old 03-29-2006, 08:48 AM   #16
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Re: Cobia Adventure

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I have three wraps of the 400 pound monofilament which is 6 gun lengths and approximately 150 feet of kite line on the reel. Cobias are definitely not fish you want to freeshaft!
I wouldn't want to freeshaft that first one, up off the bottom like he was, but pinning the second one to the bottom and adding a quick second freeshaft if necessary, sure looked doable.

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Old 03-29-2006, 08:51 AM   #17
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Re: Cobia Adventure

Great shot. Try shafting the Cobia mid-body/mid-mass. Definitely pass the head shot. I banged one right on the forehead between the eyes last year and he shook the shaft out. Tough mothers.

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:23 AM   #18
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linky/vid no worky.............. I'm jones'n to see it....................

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:07 AM   #19
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Re: Cobia Adventure

Sherpa, try this. In Windows explorer go to Tools- Internet Options - delete Temporary Internet files and try again.
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:38 AM   #20
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Great thread & video !
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Old 03-29-2006, 10:46 AM   #21
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Re: Cobia Adventure

Awesome video.

Do you have some sort of helmet cam? Show us the video rig, must be a sweet setup.

What happened after the second fish was shot? Why not just pull him in hand over hand and string him? Lots of good video watching him swim around and bleed out..but why give him time to thrash about and break the tip?
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:12 AM   #22
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I'm looking forward to diving the Ande with you.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:16 AM   #23
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Re: Cobia Adventure

Tony: On that first cob, does the video show you tying off your gun to the wreck so that you could approach the struggling fish with less danger of entanglement with that long shooting line? I do that on the rigs and it also saves me air not having to physically struggle with a large fish at depth. I can let the fish fight itself out against the structure and then approach and kill the tired fish from the far side.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:20 AM   #24
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Great idea to add a tech dive section to the board. It hurts to see all the big fish I am missing down at 200 feet.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:33 AM   #25
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Great video!!! I give you video guys alot of credit to have the ability to video while you shoot a fish, let alone a big cobia.
I feel your pain in losing that cobia. I had an amberjack cut the cable to my slip tip also...VERY DEPRESSING!
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:09 PM   #26
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Re: Cobia Adventure

Tony:
Excellent idea, I've been thinking of learning the civilian equivilent of mix gas diving for this exact reason because no doubt this is the last frontier! I will be reading and learning with interest as this topic grows in the weeks and months to come. Most of the Mix Gas Tech. divers I've talked to think Spearfishing and Wreck/Deep diving is a bad combination and way too dangerous. However, like everything else you have to train and plan for the worst, working to find solutions instead of just saying it's too risky. Bottom line, you have to shoot to score and this is one area that SB can become the recognized go to resource for guys thinking of stepping it up a little...just my .02cents. Obviously, Chad Carney will be a major provider of information, along with yourself, and others, and I look forward to reading everyones threads.

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Old 03-29-2006, 12:19 PM   #27
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HAHA.. great video. Man does that bring back some memories. I can't wait for them to get up this way. I love watching cobia battles.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:21 PM   #28
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Most of the Mix Gas Tech. divers I've talked to think Spearfishing and Wreck/Deep diving is a bad combination and way too dangerous.
Have 'em tell that to Headhunter! It looks like a blast to me. I can see how something hideous could happen while lineshafting at extreme depth, but that's why we freeshaft... with powerheads if need be.
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:00 PM   #29
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Re: Cobia Adventure

after just getting cert. for tech diving. I can't get out there quickly enuff to get fish like that, NICE POST!!
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:13 PM   #30
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Cobia have been known to turn on a spearo and ram them in the mask knocking the lens out and leaving them with a black eye. Just ask me.
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