Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > All About Guns

All About Guns What's your weapon of choice, and why? Discuss the beloved speargun here!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 09-15-2021, 10:31 PM   #1
e.m.p!
Registered User
 
e.m.p!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NZ
Posts: 106
attaching line to the rest tab?

Hi there, Iím about to finish a new home built and I faintly remember reading here about attaching the line to the rest tab? What is the benefit of this? It does seem counterintuitive to meÖ Happy to give it a go though (itís just a wee 95 reef peashooter)
e.m.p! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2021, 09:00 AM   #2
Mikel_24
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Bilbao (Spain)
Posts: 416
Re: attaching line to the rest tab?

Quote:
Originally Posted by e.m.p! View Post
Hi there, Iím about to finish a new home built and I faintly remember reading here about attaching the line to the rest tab? What is the benefit of this? It does seem counterintuitive to meÖ Happy to give it a go though (itís just a wee 95 reef peashooter)
There are several benefits to this.

The first one is that it puts the line away from the rubber band briddle, so getting it tangled is less likely. Important if you use tangling-prone line.

Second is that if you happen to put all the shaft through the fish, the whole shaft behaves as a huge slip tip... which might help to land a fish.

But of course it comes with a drawback... which is that if you use it for hole hunting... the shaft would be impossible to retrieve if a fish drags it where you cannot reach it. For hole hunting I rather attach the line to the hole at the tail of the shaft.

I hope this helps!

Mikel
Mikel_24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2021, 09:06 AM   #3
popgun pete
Registered User
 
popgun pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,797
Re: attaching line to the rest tab?

It reduces the size of the line loop on line or pin wrap muzzles as the spear leaves the gun and the chance of it catching and pulling the shot off course slightly. Not necessarily a problem and unlikely on a short gun. Rollerguns with more bulk at the muzzle due to the nose rollers are more likely to be affected.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	line looping.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	57.8 KB
ID:	247318  
popgun pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2021, 11:07 AM   #4
spearq8
Registered User
 
spearq8's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 3,212
Re: attaching line to the rest tab?

I can add that if accuracy and shaft velocity speed is important then the rest tab is the best place to attach line. Not sure what the mechanics are and why that is so, but I guess one reason is that line pulling there acts like feathers on an arrow and stabilizes things.

As Mikel mentioned connecting to the back of the shaft makes sense when hole hunting. But even then I found you could twist the line around the back shark fins and pull to have similar effect. If you hunt in super deep holes then a slotted shaft shaft without sharkfins might be a better choice. Then you would have no choice but to connect to the back of the shaft. Accuracy and shaft velocity are not important factors if shooting in holes.
spearq8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2021, 03:13 PM   #5
e.m.p!
Registered User
 
e.m.p!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: NZ
Posts: 106
Re: attaching line to the rest tab?

cool, makes sense now. I’ll give it a go, my goal is always accuracy, and I’m never hunting in holes. Thank you!
e.m.p! is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:49 AM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com