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Old 09-20-2022, 06:12 PM   #1
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Belt reel to gun connection

semantics here, but spearing five days a week is all about the ironing out all the little bugs with gear....

curious re other options for connecting belt reel line to loop on gun. Hate clips dangling off gun, so need something that attaches to the belt line, clips onto loop on bottom of handle [pipegun] or loading pad [wood gun]

and YES - I am very aware of dangers involved in being clipped in - in addition to high-vis quick release pull tab on the belt reel plate, belt is always tail loose and ready to ditch, and I always have very sharp knife & line cutter both in easy reach with either hand. Diving in super clear tropical water and very bloody careful to away from loose line

So far have tried:
= longline clip with swivel - fantastic for quick easy unclip, but bulky [when clipped to loading pad and dangling down] and clanky [when clipped to bottom of handle] when creeping up on shy fish
= 8mm dyneema soft shackle - super streamlined and weighs nothing so doesnt dangle, but can be a pain to undo with gloves when wet snugged right up
= Centro 600lb snapswivel [what i'm using at the mo, clipped to bottom of handle] - provides max strength with zero twist, the coastlock snap's not too bad to unclip with gloves, and is less bulky and clanky than longline clip with swivel, but annoying when clipped to loading butt on wooden guns.

hoping someone here might've found something better
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Old 09-21-2022, 12:21 AM   #2
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Re: Belt reel to gun connection

Being jerked through the water with your arms trailing like a trolling lure's strands and being unable to reach a belt buckle and praying the line will break is not a good place to be. No fish or gun is worth your life unless you are shooting small stuff and can overpower the victim. A belt reel to your gun is dangerous and your response time to get out of trouble can be extremely short, like seconds.
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Old 09-21-2022, 04:34 PM   #3
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Re: Belt reel to gun connection

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Being jerked through the water with your arms trailing like a trolling lure's strands and being unable to reach a belt buckle and praying the line will break is not a good place to be. No fish or gun is worth your life unless you are shooting small stuff and can overpower the victim. A belt reel to your gun is dangerous and your response time to get out of trouble can be extremely short, like seconds.
thanks Pete
TO CLARIFY - am NOT suggesting spearing clipped in to belt reel for shooting large or powerful fish, or without years of experience with gun-mounted reels before using the belt.
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Old 09-21-2022, 06:58 PM   #4
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thanks Pete
TO CLARIFY - am NOT suggesting spearing clipped in to belt reel for shooting large or powerful fish, or without years of experience with gun-mounted reels before using the belt.
Well as you know it is surprising just how quickly things can instantly turn pear-shaped, like a line loop encircling your wrist at the wrong moment and the fish suddenly making a last ditch, no effort spared break for freedom.
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